Fast-Food Workers Cheer as $15 Minimum Wage Advances in New York State

July 23, 2015 – In The News
NPR

Carolyn Richmond was quoted in the NPR article “Fast-Food Workers Cheer as $15 Minimum Wage Advances in New York State.” Full text can be found in the July 23, 2015, issue but a synopsis is below.

On Wednesday, fast food workers and their supporters celebrated after the New York Fast Food Wage Board voted to phase in a tiered $15 minimum hourly wage at restaurants with more than 30 units.

According to Carolyn Richmond, who represents restaurant owners, the decision could affect business growth, hiring and competition in the state.

She noted that the proposed wage hike would mean some of her clients won’t be able to hire more staff and that smaller fast food chains looking to expand might think twice before opening in the state.

Click here to listen to the interview.