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Min Wage town Hall Westchester Thurs March 28

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    ACHIEVING A DECENT MINIMUM WAGE LAW The Hudson Valley Coalition for a Fair Economy is sponsoring a People’s Town Hall meeting on “Achieving a Decent
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      ACHIEVING A DECENT MINIMUM WAGE LAW

      The Hudson Valley Coalition for a Fair Economy is sponsoring a People’s Town Hall meeting on “Achieving a Decent Minimum Wage Law.” The event will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7pm at the Caputo Community Center located at 95 Broadway in Ossining, NY.
       
      State lawmakers are putting the final touches on a deal to raise the minimum wage. Unfortunately, the deal isn't very good for workers. The State Assembly has already passed a bill to increase the minimum wage to $9 an hour, with indexing. Michael Myerson, local resident, says that for a person to be above the official poverty level of $22,000 per year, the person would need to earn at least $12 per hour.
       
      In the Senate however, five members of the Independent democrat Caucus led by Sen. Klein have decided to strike a power deal with the minority Republicans. Despite the fact that a majority of the State Senators want to vote for the Assembly bill, Klein keeps on brokering a deal that is worse and worse for workers and better and better for business owners.
       
      The deal is now $8 an hour in 2014, $9 in $2016, no indexing. Restaurant workers would be excluded from getting any hike. And among the tax giveaways, they plan to create a tax credit for businesses that hire workers under the age of 20 to reimburse them for the higher minimum wage. No state has ever done this before.
       
      Mark Dunlea, Executive Director of Hunger Action Network of NYS and speaker at the March 28th Ossining Forum, will discuss these issues in more detail including the campaign to raise the federal minimum wage. Elected representatives have been invited to comment on the proposal of the minimum wage law.
       
      The event is free and open to the public. Members of the coalition include: CWA local 1103, Take18, MoveOn Westchester, Mt. Vernon United Tenants, WESPAC Foundation, the Westchester-Putnam Working Families Party and the Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action,
      For more information contact Dennis Hanratty at (914) 699 1114 ext 303
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