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Raising the Minimum Wage in New York State: Rusty Weaver on The Public Good

Presenter(s): Andrea Ó Súilleabháin
Date: March 7, 2023, 10:30-11 am

In PPG’s new report, “Raising the Minimum Wage: The Impact of Women, People of Color, and Immigrants in Western New York,” our guest Rusty, and Sam Magavern, Senior Policy Fellow at PPG, look at a New York State legislative proposal to raise the minimum wage and index it to inflation and worker productivity.

In this episode, Rusty discusses what this means, how it would benefit workers – particularly women, people of color, and immigrants- and a new Wage Atlas tool that overlays median effective wage with other factors like race, education level, industry, and region.