Statement from Grant Loomis, Vice President of Government Affairs, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, on Fast Food Wage Increase
“The decision to drastically hike the hourly wage for fast food workers in New York to $15 an hour will ripple well beyond the fast food industry and will do nothing but further disadvantage businesses and job opportunities in this state.
The Governor’s decision to impanel this Wage Board was an unprecedented step and established a process that was downright hostile to small business owners and employers across New York.
Instead of pushing for significantly higher wages for entry level, low skill jobs, this state needs to focus on adopting basic reforms that will generate new opportunities in key jobs sectors and incentivizing job creation by encouraging existing businesses to stay and grow in New York.”
ABOUT THE BUFFALO NIAGARA PARTNERSHIP
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the region’s private sector economic development organization and regional chamber of commerce, representing nearly a quarter of a million employees in the Buffalo Niagara region. The Partnership’s work has three main focuses: advocacy, business development and convening. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara.