Paul Sonn Endorses New York’s Raise the Wage Act

Paul Sonn (’94), State Policy Program Director at National Employment Law Project, contributed an op-ed to Crain’s New York Business supporting a proposal that would have raised the minimum wage to $21.25 per hour and refuting claims that increasing the minimum wage threatens small businesses (“Raising the Minimum Wage Does Not Result in Job Losses,” Mar. 22). “Every time we discuss raising the minimum wage, corporate business interests rush in to forecast catastrophic job losses if the wage goes up. This fearmongering worked for a long time—until the facts started catching up with the debate. . . . New Yorkers are demanding that lawmakers respond to the cost-of-living crisis with the urgency it needs—and without falling for recycled talking points.”