National Restaurant Association Files Petition to Fight NY’s $15 Minimum Wage

October 27, 2015

The state of New York plans to raise wages for fast food workers to $15 per hour by July 2021.

The National Restaurant Association (the other, gun-free, NRA) — an industry lobbying group — filed a petition late last week challenging New York’s minimum wage increase. According to the Gannett Albany Bureau, the NRA is asking New York’s Industrial Board of Appeals to throw out an order from the state’s Department of Labor that will gradually raise the hourly minimum wage for fast food workers to $15-an-hour by July 2021.

The state wide wage bump for fast food workers was…