For some, this week was quiet. For NFIB in New York, not so much.
Minimum Wage Momentum
The talk continues to revolve around raising New York’s minimum wage. What started, on Monday, as an issue that some lawmakers were kicking around has now significantly picked up momentum due to some poll findings, comments from the Governor and the last 24 hours has escalated the issue further.
It is without a doubt an issue that will headline the next few weeks, especially as some groups are willing to bend more than NFIB will. The fact remains, due in large part to the regulatory and cost environment that New York places on small businesses, forcing a 17% hike in costs on employers is not sustainable. For me and most importantly, my members, this is a fight worth fighting.
National NFIB News
Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued a statement on the March job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey. The survey will be released on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.