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Department of Labor

Fast Food Wage Board

On May 7, 2015, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo instructed Acting State Labor Commissioner Mario J. Musolino to empanel a Wage Board to investigate and make recommendations on an increase in the minimum wage in the fast food industry.

The Fast Food Wage Board members were:
Byron Brown, Mayor of Buffalo, representing the public
Kevin Ryan, Chairman and Founder of Gilt, representing businesses
Mike Fishman, Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, representing labor.

As required by statute, the state labor commissioner called a wage board as he had determined the wages for fast food workers in the hospitality industry are inadequate. Read his full Determination Regarding the Adequacy of Wages.

On September 10, 2015, Acting Commissioner Musolino issued an Order taking action on the Report and Recommendations of the Fast Food Wage Board.

Fast Food Wage Board Meetings and Hearings
Date/TimeLocationWage Board Meetings and Documents
11 a.m.
75 Varick Street, 7th floor, New York City
290 Main Street, Regional Office Conf. Room, Buffalo
Meeting: Notice Agenda Charge to the Board Statistics Webcast
10 a.m.
Common Council Chamber
City Hall, 13th Floor
Hearing: Notice | Video: Hearing Part 1 Hearing Part 2
10 a.m.
New York University
NYU Kimmel Center, C95 Lecture Hall
60 Washington Square South
New York City
Hearing: Notice | Video: Hearing Part 1 Hearing Part 2
Nassau Community College
College Center Building, Multi-Purpose Room
One Education Drive
Garden City
Hearing: Notice | Video: Hearing
10 a.m.
Legislative Office Building
Hearing Room B
Hearing: Notice | Video: Hearing
11 a.m.
Department of Labor
Harriman State Office Campus, Building 12
Meeting: Notice | Video: Hearing
Cancelled: 7/13/15

  The July 13 meeting has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
2:30 p.m.
Department of Health
90 Church Street
New York City
Meeting: Notice | Video: Hearing | Research | Resolutions
8:30 a.m.
75 Varick Street, New York City
290 Main Street, Buffalo
1800 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Meeting: Notice | Video: Meeting

Commissioner's Charge to the Board

Wage Board Report and Recommendations filed July 31, 2015

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