Thanks to Governor Cuomo’s fast-food minimum wage board, a three-member panel charged with coming to a pre-determined conclusion on a wage hike, your entry level McDonald’s worker will soon be making $15 an hour, the same hourly rate as a paramedic.
The current minimum wage in New York is $8.75, which is set to rise to $9 by year’s end. A leap from $9 to $15 is astronomical from a business sense, and will lead to job losses, reduced work hours, and closed franchise locations.
It’s a move that only an anti-business extremist would make.
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