September 10, 2015 under Posts

Governor Calls For $15 Minimum Wage

FPWA CEO Jennifer Jones Austin responds to Gov Cuomo's call for a $15 minimum wage.

“Governor Cuomo’s call for an across-the-board $15 wage floor for New York State is a necessary step forward in addressing the economic divide. Years of wage stagnation has unfairly limited opportunities for millions of families and hampered economic growth. The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies has advocated for a $15 minimum wage, recognizing that when employees make a living wage, they are better able to provide for themselves and their families, as well as contribute to the local economy. As we look forward to a statewide raise for workers, we must ensure that no individual is exempt.  Government contracts for nonprofit services to underserved populations must be funded at rates that ensure that service providers are able to pay their workers a living wage.”

Jennifer Jones Austin,
CEO and Executive Director,
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies