Several of New York state’s largest and most influential business groups are coming together to fight Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call for a $15 minimum wage, saying such a steep increase would devastate small businesses and lead to higher prices for consumers.
The organized opposition launched its push to defeat the proposal on Wednesday at the state Capitol.
“The governor’s minimum wage proposal is simply too much, too fast,” said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State. “… Forcing businesses to artificially inflate wages now will result in fewer worker hours, automation, and closures.”