Governor Cuomo raises wages for workers at New York universities as part of a statewide push for $15

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York announced a plan today to raise the minimum wage for state university workers to $15, as part of his larger push to raise wages to $15 for all workers in the state.

“The truth is that 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,” he said. “This year, we are going to change that.”

The university plan will affect a large number of state employees — about 28,000, according to estimates from the governor’s office — and is designed to include students who use work-study jobs to pay tuition and bills while attending classes.

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