From New York Farm Bureau:
Family farmers and small business owners
joined together Monday March 21 at farms and businesses across New York to ask
state lawmakers to oppose the proposed $15 minimum wage increase.
April first budget deadline is just days away, and
the coalition remains united in its efforts to defeat what would be a
devastating blow to local employers. Farm Bureau’s state and county
leadership spearheaded the effort asking local business groups and
chambers of commerce to join in and voice their concerns.
In all, 15 press conferences took place
from Long Island to the North Country to Western New York. It is part of
a final push by New York Farm Bureau to make the compelling point to
lawmakers that there are serious consequences,
from job loss to higher consumer prices, should New York pass a $15
In addition, the organization has issued a call-to-action
for members to contact their representatives in Albany and has also
collected hundreds of postcards that will be delivered
to legislative offices in Albany.