LIPC Response: VICTORY in the Fight For $15 on LI

“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.

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For more information about how you can fight for economic justice on Long Island contact Olivia at osantoro@lipc.org.