Cardinal Dolan And Catholic Bishops Urge Minimum Wage Hike
Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Catholic bishops want New York State to raise the minimum wage.
[They] express concern that “it is becoming increasingly difficult for the working poor of our state to make ends meet” and urge a “modest” increase in the minimum wage, now $7.25 an hour.
Referring to full-time employees who earn the minimum wage, the statement said, “Our sustained recession and painfully slow recovery have left many of these workers — often people of color and frequently the newest immigrants to our shores who therefore have the fewest support systems — on the brink of homelessness, with not enough in their paychecks to pay for the most basic of necessities, like food, medicine or clothing for their children.”
Republicans, typically are balking with the usual argument that this would hurt business.