The $15 an hour wage is generating news because the local news media is among those paying reporters under $15 a hour....And they don't want to pay more..
Now I oppose the Governor's plan, but let's not be naïve about the structure of wages.
In NNY, the economic elites are not generally in the private sector and this is a low wage area.
Those on the top don't want change and raising the possibility of the venerable NY Air Brake leaving makes the case for those who don't want to pay more.
Watertown Daily Times | New York Air Brake could leave Watertown if $15-an-hour wage proposal is OK’d