A proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to eventually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour — a 66 percent increase from the current rate — has members of the agriculture industry on edge.
“That would put us at a huge disadvantage,” said Jeff Rottkamp, owner of Fox Hollow Farm on Sound Avenue. “A monstrous disadvantage.” READ
As 2015 comes to a close, so does Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s three-part minimum wage increases. As of Dec. 31, New York State’s minimum wage will be $9 an hour, a 25-cent increase from the current rate. READ
Tim Bishop speaking with a group of North Fork residents in 2012. (Credit: Beth Young photo)
Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) is asking for feedback on whether or not residents in the First Congressional District support raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.