Gov. Cuomo: Act Fast to Raise the Wage for Food Service Workers!

The New York State minimum wage is slated to rise to $9 by 2015. However, the state legislature has so far excluded food service workers from the increase.

Governor Cuomo says he will appoint a wage board to determine when these workers should get a raise and for how much.

Sign the petition to urge Cuomo to act fast to appoint the wage board and give food service workers a much needed raise:

 

Dear Governor Cuomo:

Food service workers deserve a raise just like all other minimum wage workers across New York State. Even with tips, in today’s economy $5 per hour is not enough – especially for bus boys and delivery workers, many of whom barely make enough money to survive and support their families.

Thank you for your commitment to appoint and convene the wage board to evaluate what the wage levels should be for tipped food service workers. However, if the wage board does not meet until 2014, that will mean the loss of millions of dollars for hundreds of thousands of workers who need a raise right now.

We call on you to appoint the wage board immediately, so that by early 2014, you can implement a wage increase that is proportional to what the rest of New York’s workers will be receiving by statute. Some of New York’s hardest working, lowest paid workers are depending on you.

 

Estimado Gobernador Cuomo:

Los trabajadores del servicio alimentario merecen un aumento, así como otros trabajadores que ganan el salario mínimo en todo el estado de Nueva York. Aún con propinas, en la economía actual, 5 dólares por hora no es suficiente. Especialmente para ayudantes de meseros y repartidores de comida, muchos de los cuales escasamente ganan dinero suficiente para sobrevivir y apoyar a sus familias.

Gracias por su compromiso de destinar y convocar el concejo de salarios para que evalúe cuál debe ser el nivel salarial para los trabajadores del servicio alimentario que reciben propinas. Sin embargo, si el concejo de salarios no se reúne hasta 2014, esto significará la pérdida de millones de dólares para cientos de miles de trabajadores que necesitan un aumento ahora mismo.

Le hacemos un llamado para que designe la junta de salario inmediatamente, de modo que a principios de 2014, se pueda implementar un aumento salarial que sea proporcional con lo que el resto de los trabajadores de Nueva York van a recibir por ley. Algunas de las personas que trabajan más duro y ganan menos en Nueva York dependen de usted.

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To:New York State Governor,Andrew Cuomo:

Act fast to raise the wage for food service workers!
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Go ahead
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Please show respect and appreciation to those who prepare and serve our food. It is very hard work that needs to be compensated fairly.
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Lead the way Gov. Cuomo!
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All min wage workers need a raise – especially food service!
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