minimum wage

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Sat, February 13, 2016
From the Poughkeepsie Journal, an opinion piece by officials from several service providers -- Jeffery Fox, Ph.D., Abilities First; Neil Pollack, Anderson Center for Autism; Gerard Dohrenwend, Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County; Vicki Sylvester, Ph.D., Community Based Services; Samuel Laganaro, New Horizons Resources, and Crys McCuin, The Arc of Dutchess. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plans to increase the minimum wage across New York State to $15 an hour incrementally by 2021 are well-known, and we commend...
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Fri, February 12, 2016
Opinion piece by New York State Assemblymember Clifford Crouch is certainly valid. If there is going to be a $15 minimum wage in the not-for-profit sector, it needs to be funded. You could also contend that higher wages spur spending, which grows the economy. One problem with trying to have a discussion on the minimum wage is that most people never get beyond their rightful belief that people deserve to earn more than $7.25 an hour for work (the federal rate). New York ’s minimum wage is $9 an...
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Wed, February 03, 2016
New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and our field needs to speak up. Contact Gov. Andrew Cuomo 's office and your NYS legislators. We need to ensure our voices are heard. Sharing NYSARC Executives' op-ed from Albany Times Union. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed $15 minimum wage contains a serious flaw that threatens the financial viability of an entire field of caregivers and the people and families those caregivers support.While the governor has...
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