Last week, the Minimum Wage Reality Check coalition hit a major milestone when 18 more groups joined the effort.  Unshackle Upstate and the other founding members of this coalition knew when we started this effort that it was bound to grow, and we expect more and more organizations to continue to add their voices in opposition to a 67% minimum wage hike.

New Yorkers across the state – especially small business owners, farmers and taxpayers – are not buying the rosy rhetoric about a $15 minimum wage helping our economy. The reality is that this is an unprecedented $15.7 billion wage mandate, which will result in job losses, more taxes and a higher cost of living – and they’re speaking out in opposition.

If you are involved in any organizations that are concerned about how a $15 per hour minimum wage will impact your company or organization, please get in touch and add your voice to our effort.