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New York State Department of Labor Biography

Pro to the question "Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?"

“Raising the hourly minimum wage to $15 in New York State – as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing – provides vitally important benefits to the state’s economy, ensuring opportunity for millions of New Yorkers and creating jobs.

On the facts, raising the minimum wage increases the standard of living for workers, reduces poverty, incentivizes fair and more efficient business practices, and ensures that the most vulnerable members of the workforce can contribute to the economy. Increasing the minimum wage stimulates demand for goods and services, leading employers to bring on new staff to keep up with this increased demand. As a whole, all New Yorkers benefit from a $15 minimum wage.”

“Analysis: Raising New York’s Minimum Wage to $15,”, Feb. 2016


“We vigorously enforce state Labor Laws to give businesses that obey the law an even break. We work aggressively to ensure a fair wage for all workers. We protect the safety and health of workers and the public. We help the unemployed via temporary payments (unemployment insurance). We link job seekers with employers. We guide workers to training that will keep New York strong in the world economy.”

“About US: Our Mission,” (accessed Mar. 7, 2016)


“The mission of the New York State Department of Labor is to protect workers, assist the unemployed and connect job seekers to jobs.”

“About US: Our Mission,” (accessed Mar. 7, 2016)

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