“The efforts of workers from across Long Island have led to a victory in the Fight For $15. The raise in the minimum wage means that there are now over 382,000 Long Island workers who will get a raise. Their raised wages will strengthen our communities and local economies. While the long phase-in dilutes the full benefit to our local economies, it is still a huge victory for Long Island. We only wish that workers in Upstate New York could share in this victory with us and not be forced to accept a lower wage and wait even longer for the economic benefits of a higher minimum wage,” Lisa Tyson, Director LIPC.
For more information about how you can fight for economic justice on Long Island contact Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org.