Success: Fast-Food Minimum Wage Raised to $15 An Hour

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Target: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Goal: Applaud that New York’s minimum wage for fast-food workers has been raised to a more livable wage at $15 an hour.

Thanks in part to petitions like ForceChange’s “Support Raising State’s Minimum Wage,” New York state’s fast-food wage board recently recommended raising the minimum wage for that fast-food workers to $15 an hour by 2018 in New York City and by 2021 in the rest of the state of New York. The raise will apply fast-food restaurants that are part of chains with 30 or more locations across the United States.

This is a huge win, especially considering New York’s current minimum wage for all industries is $8.75. Many have criticized this since New York is the most expensive city to live in the U.S. This current minimum wage is less than half of what an adult with one child needs to make to support the family, creating an unfair situation where even people working full time can’t survive.

Although this is still one small step in a larger battle, it’s definitely a major victory for Americans looking to live a somewhat normal life. Applaud the raising of the minimum wage and thank Governor Cuomo for his commitment to raising it.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Cuomo,

New York state’s fast-food wage board recently recommended raising the minimum wage for that fast-food workers to $15 an hour by 2018 in New York City and by 2021 in the rest of the state of New York. This is a huge win, especially considering New York’s current minimum wage for all industries is $8.75. Many have criticized this since New York is the most expensive city to live in the U.S., where even people working full time can’t survive.

Although this is still one small step in a larger battle, it’s definitely a major victory for Americans looking to live a somewhat normal life. I applaud the raising of the minimum wage and thank you for your commitment to raising it.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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