Public Statement by Kate Breslin:

Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy applauds Governor Cuomo’s Wage Board’s recommendation to increase the minimum wage of fast food workers. It is essential that State policymakers go beyond this one sector of workers and increase the minimum wage for all.

With nearly one in four of New York’s children living in poverty, we need a multifaceted approach to family economic security. This is a start; raising the minimum wage for fast food workers should lead to raising the minimum wage for all workers. New York families need a fair and just minimum wage indexed to inflation so that wages increase as costs rise and families can meet their needs.