Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

NYers Support Minimum Wage Increases on Local Level, Polls Finds

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: NYers Support Minimum Wage Increases on Local Level, Polls Finds
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

The majority of New York voters say they are in support of giving municipalities the power to raise their own minimum wages.

According to the Siena College poll, 73 percent support letting cities raise the minimum wage on their own, without state approval.

That idea is strongly opposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, who says it would create dangerous economic competition between cities.

Mayor de Blasio is in favor of it, saying it would enable him to address the unique challenges facing working families in the five boroughs.

Last year, the state legislature voted to raise the minimum wage statewide from $7.25 to $8 an hour.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

10.11.12.245 ClientIP: 54.82.60.105, 23.0.160.31, 10.48.37.118 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP