Assemblyman David Weprin Supports Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Fight For 15


NEW YORK (TIP): Assemblyman David Weprin (D – Richmond Hill) joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Congressman Gregory Meeks & other elected officials at the 1199SEIU United Healthcare Headquarters in Manhattan, Monday, January 4t, to rally in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign for a statewide $15 minimum wage.

The ‘Mario Cuomo Campaign for Economic Justice’ is a broad effort by Governor Cuomo to increase the statewide minimum wage to an hourly rate of $15 and follows the Governors’ actions to increase the minimum wage for fast food workers and SUNY employees to $15/hour.

Assemblyman David Weprin strongly supports the ‘Mario Cuomo Campaign for Economic Justice’ and was proud to join a diverse group of advocates, including 1199SEIU President George Gresham, union representatives from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East & 32BJ SEIU, and Actor Steve Buscemi.

“Today’s minimum wage still leaves far too many people behind –unacceptably condemning them to a life of poverty even while they work full-time,” Cuomo said.

Senator Jose Peralta (left), Assemblyman David Weprin (center), New York City Councilman Andy King (left)
Senator Jose Peralta (left), Assemblyman David Weprin (center), New York City Councilman Andy King (left)

Speaking after the event, Assemblyman Weprin said “All hard-working New Yorkers deserve a living wage. Currently, there are far too many Queens residents that are working two,

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or sometimes even three, jobs to make ends meet. I applaud Governor Cuomo for organizing this rally and I am proud to support the Governor’s office in this fight for a statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour”

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