State Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano will join statewide representatives of the restaurant industry and area restaurant owners Thursday in Corning to publicly oppose Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call to possibly eliminate the minimum wage tip credit in New York State.
The group will also call on the Governor to hold one of the state Labor Department’s upcoming public hearings on the issue in the Southern Tier. In his State of the State message in January, Cuomo announced that the state Labor Department would hold hearings in 2018 to “evaluate the possibility of ending minimum wage tip credits in New York State.” The hearings soliciting input from employees, businesses and others begin on April 20 on Long Island and will continue until late June with additional hearings scheduled for Watertown, Syracuse, Buffalo, Albany and New York City. The Syracuse hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 30, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Thursday’s event is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the Gaffer District Conference Room (114 Pine Street, Second Floor) in Corning.