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Rochester Regional to become first health system in Finger Lakes with $15 minimum wage (access required)

Rochester Regional Health is converting the building that used to house Macy's at the former Irondequoit Mall into an expanded facility for the Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing. (Rendering provided by Clark Patterson Lee)

In July 2021, Rochester Regional Health will become the first health system in the Finger Lakes Region to raise its minimum wage to $15. It is a journey the health system began with a commitment in 2016 to raise its ...

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Labor-practices bill for farmworkers worries farmers (access required)

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For years, advocates for farmworkers have lobbied to end exemptions to labor laws that exist on farms but with little success. Since Democrats took control of the state Senate last fall, however, a new effort concerning farm interests introduced by ...

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Cuomo’s restaurant pay issue a contentious one (access required)

Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to increase tipped restaurant workers’ wages to the same minimums as other workers will likely result in quite a public battle. Restaurant owners are already gearing up to testify against the proposal. And some workers are ready to demonstrate in support of it. Cuomo, in announcing that he will include the measure in his State of the State address, had said a single minimum wage for all workers, including restaurant workers, would help elevate working conditions and counter discrimination for a workforce that is disproportionately female and minority.

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Local manufacturer to pay minimum $15 per hour

A local manufacturer has committed to a $15 per hour wage program for its full-time employees beginning on Labor Day. Pioneer Millworks is a reclaimed and sustainable wood manufacturer with locations in Farmington, Ontario County, and McMinnville, Ore. The current ...

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