“Governor Cuomo’s clarion call to increase the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour is a game changer. We continue to create jobs and put people to work in The Bronx, but we need to do more as a society to ensure that all jobs are helping people rise out of poverty and make a better life for themselves and their families. Today’s proposal will help do just that.

“I am proud to join the Mario Cuomo Campaign for Economic Justice and to lend my voice to the fight for a $15 minimum wage across New York State. New York has always been a leader in the fight for economic fairness, and today’s announcement is the next logical step in that ongoing fight. I look forward to working with Governor Cuomo and elected leaders from across the city and state to make a fair minimum wage of $15 an hour a reality for all New Yorkers,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.