FAST FOOD WAGE BOARD HEARING AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
As The Slow Food Credo states:
Food should be:
Good – Our food should be tasty, seasonal, local, fresh and wholesome.
Clean – Our food should nourish a healthful lifestyle and be produced in ways that preserve biodiversity, sustain the environment and ensure animal welfare – without harming human health.
Fair – Our food should be affordable by all, while respecting the dignity of labor from field to fork.
For All – Good, clean and fair food should be accessible to all and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and nations that reside in the USA.
Along these lines, even though we abhor FAST FOOD, we DO support fair wages for fast food workers. If you can, please attend this pubic hearing of the NY State Wage Board:
The NY State fast-food wage board will hold a hearing in Garden City on June 18 at noon in the multipurpose room at the College Center Building on the campus of Nassau County Community College.
The three-member board is expected to issue its recommendations in July to the state labor commissioner. The commissioner, who reports to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, then can unilaterally implement them.
People wishing to testify should register athttps://labor.ny.gov/secure/worker-protection/labor-standards/register.shtm.
A report last month from the labor department found the Island’s 24,074 fast-food workers, both full-time and part-time, earn $16,363 per year, on average.