Press & Resources | ARCHIVE: December 2015


A coalition of advocacy groups led by the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, the Fiscal Policy Institute, and the Human Services Council are leading an effort to have state-funded nonprofits pay workers at least $15/hour.

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A coalition of advocacy groups — led by the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Human Services Council — said Wednesday that workers at nonprofit social service agencies should also be paid $15 an hour and that the state should provide enough funding to cover the higher pay.

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The report argues that the state’s 2,500 nonprofit human service organizations should not be left out of any plans by Gov. Andrew Cuomo or the state Legislature to raise the minimum wage for all New Yorkers.

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The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Fiscal Policy Institute and the Human Services Council are leading a robust statewide coalition of nonprofit providers to call for Governor Cuomo to: Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour for all workers in New York State, including human services workers AND Amend government human services contracts to fund the wage increase.

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Workers at state-funded non-profits say they're an “extension” of the public workforce, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo should unilaterally raise the minimum wage for their workers to $15 an hour.

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