Tuesday, March 22, 2016

15 Press Conferences Held Monday to Oppose Minimum Wage Increase

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. 

The 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 minimum wage. 

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.

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