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Governor Cuomo Launches New Push to Make New York the First State in the Nation to Enact a $15 Minimum Wage for All Workers

January 4, 2016--New York City: Today in New York City, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the first signature proposal of his 2016 agenda – his push to restore economic justice by making New York the first state in the nation to enact a $15 minimum wage for all workers. While highlighting this proposal, the Governor announced that the State University of New York will raise the minimum wage for more than 28,000 employees. Joining Governor Cuomo for the announcement were U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, actor and former FDNY firefighter Steve Buscemi, and SEIU 1199 President George Gresham. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor)

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