Our state legislators visit club and engage in conversation with us on proposed 15 minimum wage increase.

Monday, 26 October 2015 12:42 Written by  Markoe-Boyd, Marlene Read 2373 times
Published in Bucks Blog

Assemblyman Michael Cusick, Assemlyman Joe Borrelli, and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, accepted our invitation and visited our club on Wednesday, October 21st to discuss the proposed minimum wage increase to 15 dollars as advocated by Governor Cuomo.

In a productive exchange with members, the legislators listened to the concerns members had with the increase citing the increase as just another example of how hard it is for some businesses to remain vibrant with escalating costs imposed by the government. Issues such as possible tax credits to offset the wage increase, worker training to improve workers' skills sets, and perhaps a separate wage for teenage workers, were discussed.

The legislators stated that they liked the format of the meeting and the invitation to speak to a pertinent and current issue being discussed that could possibly affect Staten Island businesses. All of the legislators stated they would bring back the groups' concerns and points to Albany when the Governor brings a bill to the Legislature to debate.

 

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