Cuomo Details Impact Of Minimum Wage Increase [VIDEO]
Governor Andrew Cuomo is detailing the projected impact from a minimum wage increase from the current $8.75 an hour to $10.50 statewide and $11.50 in New York City.
Cuomo says more than 1.35 million workers would get an increase in wages statewide, with the majority of benefits going to adults and women.
He says the direct economic value across the state as a result of the higher wages would be $3.4 billion.
In the Mohawk Valley, over 13,000 minimum wage workers would see a total increase of $58.5 million
More than 594,000 New Yorkers earn the current minimum wage of $8.75 an hour.