N.Y. labor groups, mayor accelerate push for wage hike

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday pushed the state Legislature to approve an increase in the state minimum wage “whenever it first can be done,” a request that comes as labor advocates and some elected officials encourage Gov. Andrew Cuomo to call a special legislative session before the year’s end.

Beginning Jan. 1, Republicans will hold a majority in the state Senate, placing in jeopardy several Democratic policy...

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