Responding to the Governor’s directive, Acting State Labor Commission Mario J. Musolino has empaneled a Wage Board to recommend a minimum wage increase for the fast food industry. Commissioner Musolino issued a determination regarding the inadequacy of the current minimum wage which states, “I am of the opinion that a substantial number of fast food workers in the hospitality industry are receiving wages insufficient to provide adequate maintenance and to protect their health. When I refer to fast food workers, I mean those workers who prepare food and serve customers in limited service restaurants, where customers order at the counter and pay in advance.” The determination cites to certain statistics the Commissioner believes accurately reflect the economic circumstances of such workers. … [Read more...] about New York “Fast Food Wage Board” Formally Convened
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By May 15, 2017 recommendations are due from the Offices of Air and Radiations, Land and Emergency Management, Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Water, Environmental Information, Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations and Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Each office is tasked with outreach to stakeholders and to hold a public meeting on this topic. Regional and headquarter officers should also send recommendations to the Task Force by May 15. … [Read more...] about What EPA Regulation Do You See as Warranting Repeal, Replacement, or Modification?
The latest Siena College Research Institute poll shows Cuomo leading Nixon 61 to 26 percent. But Nixon points out that she and the new Democratic candidate for the House talk about many of the same objectives. Both reject corporate donations, support abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seek divestment from funds managed by firms that hold Puerto Rican debt, and want single-payer health care and renewable energy. … [Read more...] about Crowley’s upset defeat ripples across political landscape in New York
On Thursday, the just-formed Delta Conveyance Finance Authority, led by the regional water agencies backing the tunnels project, is expected to start the application process for a $1.6 billion federal water infrastructure loan administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. … [Read more...] about Delta tunnels get ‘real’ as backers seek $1.6B loan from Trump administration
Specifically on the issue of voter names being removed from rolls, Georgia's law provided for the state to send a letter to voters who have not voted in three years. If they respond, then they stay on the rolls. If they don't respond, and if they don't vote, they still stay on the rolls for two more federal election cycles -- four years -- before their names are removed. It's a seven-year process, the kind that has been upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court. Voters in the midst of that process could vote in the governor's race. And focusing on the removals ignored the fact that Georgia's voter rolls have been growing steadily, as has minority turnout. … [Read more...] about York: Midterms a low point for undermining faith in democracy