Video: Sen. Jessica Ramos Explains Why She is Fighting For a Higher Minimum Wage

When New York state enacted a $15 minimum wage in 2016, it did not include cost of living adjustments after reaching $15. The Raise the Wage Act sponsored by Senate Labor Committee Chair Jessica Ramos and Assembly Labor Committee Chair Latoya Joyner would change this by incrementally raising the minimum wage to $21.25 with future annual adjustments. Following a rally in Albany in support of the legislation, Sen. Ramos spoke with The Legislative Gazette about the need for a higher minimum wage in New York.

Cover photo by Ashley Clareen.

Video produced by Alexander Thomas, Legislative Gazette.