About This Campaign

New York Needs A Minimum Wage Reality Check

Minimum Wage Reality Check is a campaign supported by a coalition of organizations that oppose increasing New York State's minimum wage to $15.

Increasing the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour – $31,200 per year for a full-time employee – will negatively impact all New Yorkers. A $15 per hour minimum wage will put many struggling small businesses, family farms and not-for-profit service providers out of business. Others will have to reduce the number of people they employ, reduce employees' hours and put a freeze on a plans to add staff or expand operations. An unprecedented 67% wage increase, the costs of products we use every day (food, clothing, gasoline, etc.) will rise dramatically. Due to mandated budget growth, local governments will be forced to raise taxes, reduce services or both.

In short, a $15 minimum wage is unaffordable and unacceptable.

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Campaign Supporters

The following 57 organizations are committed to raising awareness about the negative impacts of a statewide $15 minimum wage
Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Business Council of Westchester, Camden Chamber of Commerce, Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, Center of Business Innovation in Orange County, Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, Citizen Voices of Oneonta, Commerce Chenango, Corning Area Chamber of Commerce, Cortland County Chamber of Commerce, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association, Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce, Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York, MACNY, Metropolitan Package Store Association, New York Association of Convenience Stores, New York Construction Materials Association, New York Farm Bureau, New York State Builders Association, New York State Economic Development Council, New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, New York State Liquor Store Association, New York State Motor Truck Association, New York State Restaurant Association, New York State Turfgrass Association, New York State Vegetable Growers Association, NFIB/NY, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance, Northeast Dairy Foods Association, Northeast Dairy Producers Association, Inc., Northeastern Retail Lumber Association, NY Alliance for Environmental Concerns, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Rockland Business Association, Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, Seneca County Chamber of Commerce, Ski Areas of New York, The Associated General Contractors of New York State, The Business Council of New York State, The Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, Trenton Chamber of Commerce, Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Unshackle Upstate, Victor Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Testimonials

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