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Fast-food Coalition Hires Pit Bull Attorney to Fight Minimum Wage Hike

Governor Cuomo says, "NY state is going to lead the way."
Gov. Cuomo: "NY state is going to lead the way." Photo/Fightfor15, Twitter

NEW YORK – Fast-food franchisees are not taking Governor Andrew Cuomo's latest movement to raise minimum wage lightly. The group has hired Randy Mastro, former deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani, to take on the governor and the state labor commissioner.

Labor Protests for $15/Hour Pay Off for LA and NY Workers

Strike for higher wage
NY worker protest to raise wage in front of McDonald's." Photo/Fightfor15

BREAKING: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed a boisterous rally today following the Wage Board's historic recommendation to raise pay to $15 for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers. On the board's recommendations, the governor announced, "This is going to help hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, but this is going to do something else. Because when New York acts, the rest of the states follow."