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33 Upstate Assembly Members Oppose Minimum Wage Increase
Unshackle Upstate would like to send a special message of thanks to the following members that made the tough, but correct, decision to not support increasing New York’s minimum wage:
Assemblyman P. Lopez
Assemblyman D. Miller
While we believe that everyone deserves to receive an adequate wage for the work they perform, arbitrarily adding a 17% increase to the cost of doing business in New York is not the right approach. This measure will add almost $3,000 per full-time employee onto employers’ payrolls – and ultimately force the state’s unemployment rate of 8.5 percent even higher. Raising the minimum wage will also drive up the costs of goods and services and slam the door on our young adults and many New Yorkersseeking their first job.
We appreciate these assembly members taking the time to examine all the facts and make an informed decision that will not only help the small business owners of New York, but the job seekers and taxpayers as well.
Unshackle Upstate is a non-partisan, pro-taxpayer, pro-economic growth, education and advocacy coalition made up of business and trade organizations from all parts of Upstate New York. The coalition’s website, www.unshackleupstate.com, allows citizens to join the Unshackle Army and send messages to elected officials in Albany. Connect with Unshackle Upstate on Twitter: www.twitter.com/unshacklenyand Facebook: www.facebook.com/unshackleupstate