ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — If you make minimum wage, you’re waking up this morning a little bit richer.
Starting today, you’ll be making $9 an hour. That’s up 25 cents from the previous $8.75.
If you work in fast food, it’s even more than that. You’ll now be making a whole dollar more: $9.75 an hour.
That only applies if you work at a restaurant with at least 30 chains nationwide.
Tipped workers, like waiters and waitresses, will also see quite a hike.
They’ll go from making $5.65 to $7.50 an hour.
This is all part of Governor Cuomo’s push to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour across the board.
That’s a proposal lawmakers will debate in the coming year.