New York State moved on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to 15 dollars an hour. It’s a more than 70 percent jump from the current 8.75 dollars last raised in 2009.
The raise is expected to cover some 180,000 workers statewide and affect
fast-food chains with 30 locations or more in the country.
U.S. fast food workers have been stuggling to stay above the poverty line with their notoriously low pay.