Gov. Cuomo announces $15 minimum wage for state employees

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using executive authority make sure all state employees throughout New York see a $15 minimum wage by the end of 2021.

The governor made the announcement alongside a number of union workers in New York City on Tuesday. New York will be the first state to enact a $15 public sector minimum wage. The milestone is part of a push from the Cuomo administration to implement a $15 wage across all industries.

Cuomo said the initiative was “about basic fairness and basic justice.”

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