NYS Restaurant Association Testifies at Senate Hearing Over Fast Food Wage Board Process

Senator Jack Martins, Chairman of the New York State Senate Labor Committee, invited the New York State Restaurant Association to testify at a public hearing today regarding the Fast Food Wage Board process, which resulted in a proposal to gradually increase the minimum wage of fast food workers to $15/hour.  It is expected that the New York State Department of Labor will approve the Wage Board’s recommendations this week.

Among other things, the New York State Restaurant Association will testify that the Wage Board did not include proper representation from the food industry and that none of the Board members had any experience in the restaurant industry.  You can read the New York State Restaurant Association’s proposed testimony here.