Tomorrow the New York State Wage Board will meet. They're likely to announce their recommendation on raising wages for nearly 200,000 workers in New York. Raising the wages for these workers will help everyone in the short term, because it'll mean a big boost to spending in very community across the state. Those benefits will only be bigger in upstate communities.
But winning $15/hour for fast food workers is also a key step toward winning a guaranteed living wage for every worker. That's why tomorrow's decision is so important. It's urgent that we send a strong message to the Wage Board members right now reminding them just how important their decision is.