Newsday: Long Island reacts to Obama’s call to raise minimum wage

January 29, 2014
January 29, 2014 LI Advantage

Newsday: Long Island reacts to Obama’s call to raise minimum wage

President Barack Obama’s call for small-business owners to voluntarily raise employees’ base wages was decried by Long Island employers who warned of job cutbacks, and welcomed by worker advocates citing the region’s high cost of living.

Pat Orzano, who owns a 7-Eleven convenience store with her husband in East Massapequa, said the weak business environment argued against hiking wages: “I don’t know where they think the economy is growing,” she said. “It’s a feel-good thing for anyone who’s a politician.” Click here to read more…

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