minimum wage hike http://wrvo.org en Protesters rally in support of minimum wage hike for fast food workers http://wrvo.org/post/protesters-rally-support-minimum-wage-hike-fast-food-workers <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">Cities across the country saw strikes Thursday as part of a campaign by fast food workers to raise the federal minimum wage. The movement faces strong opposition both within and outside the fast food industry.</span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:07:05 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48166 at http://wrvo.org Protesters rally in support of minimum wage hike for fast food workers Fight over minimum wage continues http://wrvo.org/post/fight-over-minimum-wage-continues <p>For weeks, there&rsquo;s been a stalemate in Albany over the issue of raising the state&rsquo;s minimum wage, with Assembly Democrats backing the idea, Senate Republicans opposing it, and Governor Andrew Cuomo remaining neutral in the middle.</p><p>Cuomo says he generally backs the measure, but feels that the GOP can&rsquo;t be convinced. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 May 2012 15:26:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19808 at http://wrvo.org Assembly, Senate leaders disagree over moral high ground on minimum wage bill http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-senate-leaders-disagree-over-moral-high-ground-minimum-wage-bill <p>Democrats in the State Assembly approved a bill to increase the state&rsquo;s minimum wage.</p><p>The Republican leader of the State Senate offered a spirited defense of his position opposing the measure, but did not rule the issue out altogether.</p><p>Democrats in the Assembly approved a bill to increase the state&rsquo;s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour. &nbsp;Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who has championed the measure, calls it a &ldquo;moral imperative&rdquo;.</p><p>&ldquo;It is, I keep saying it, a moral issue,&rdquo; said Silver. Wed, 16 May 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19351 at http://wrvo.org Assembly Democrats: We have the minimum wage hike votes http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-democrats-we-have-minimum-wage-hike-votes <p>Assembly Democrats say they have the votes to approve a minimum wage hike when a bill comes to the floor today.</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 16:25:21 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19289 at http://wrvo.org Gov. Cuomo: Minimum wage hike is dubious http://wrvo.org/post/gov-cuomo-minimum-wage-hike-dubious <p>The Catholic Church is weighing in on raising the state&rsquo;s minimum wage, but Governor Andrew Cuomo says the chances of an increase becoming law are &quot;dubious.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 04 May 2012 13:49:45 +0000 Karen DeWitt 18703 at http://wrvo.org