Cuomo, Clinton to Star at Minimum Wage Victory Rally in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -
The official copy of New York State's $15 minimum wage bill is displayed at the Jacob Javits Center, Monday, April 4, 2016,in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to sign the bill Monday. On Friday, the New York Legislature passed a plan that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 in New York City by the end of 2018 and in some prosperous suburbs by the end of 2021. The minimum wage would only rise to $12.50 in the rest of the state by 2020, with further increases tied to inflation and other economic indicators. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)
The official copy of New York State’s $15 minimum wage bill is displayed at the Jacob Javits Center, Monday, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to sign the bill Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate for president, will be the star attractions at a victory rally in New York City for the $15 minimum wage.

Monday’s rally, which will also tout paid family leave, is being held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Also attending the event will be labor leaders, advocates and minimum wage workers.

On Friday, the New York Legislature passed a plan that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 in New York City by the end of 2018 and in some prosperous suburbs by the end of 2021.

The minimum wage would only rise to $12.50 in the rest of the state by 2020, with further increases tied to inflation and other economic indicators.