NYC/Long Island

1199ers of every size carried a big message to Albany, NY yesterday: workers deserve a living wage. Members and their families joined labor leaders, community advocates and low-wage workers for New York State Senate Labor Committee hearings on the push to make New York' s minimum wage $15 per hour for all workers; if enacted The Empire State would be the first in the union to do so. 1199SEIU Pres. George Gresham was among labor leaders who testified before the Committee. Gresham discussed how a $15 an hour minimum would have positive benefits for all New Yorkers. He was joined before the Committee by 1199SEIU homecare member MaryEllen Gibbs and the Union's VP for Legislation and Politics, Helen Schaub. You can see video from hearings here:

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