NJ Minimum Wage Debate - New York News

NJ Minimum Wage Debate

Posted: Updated:
Seaside Heights, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) launched a campaign on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights to voice their concerns about the efforts to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage.

The proposed constitutional amendment that will be put on the ballot on Election Day in November would raise New Jersey’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour.

It also calls for automatic increases every year, based on the Consumer Price Index.

The NFIB is opposed to this legislation because they feel that New Jersey’s small businesses would be hurt by the legislation, especially those along the Jersey shore that were so drastically impacted by Hurricane Sandy and then again in Seaside by the boardwalk fire.

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Bracken spoke about minimum wage increases at the Jersey Shore. “Right after Sandy, why in the world would the legislators want to do this at a time when businesses are trying to recover, trying to stay profitable, trying to stay in business? Why would they do it at a time when businesses are very vulnerable?” He said.

A recent poll shows that 65% of New Jerseyans support the increase of minimum wage. It looks like this debate will have to be determined by the voters.

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Marines Walk From NYC To Washington D.C.

    Marines Walk From NYC To Washington D.C.

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:40:06 GMT

    In service to our country, Marines have always been on the front lines by protecting the values this country holds most dear. Two Marines however, Josh Perry and Ross Delafield, are taking their service to the next level by walking from New York City to Washington D.C. in order to raise awareness for wounded warriors all across the country. The effort is called ‘The Wounded Walk'.

    In service to our country, Marines have always been on the front lines by protecting the values this country holds most dear. Two Marines however, Josh Perry and Ross Delafield, are taking their service to the next level by walking from New York City to Washington D.C. in order to raise awareness for wounded warriors all across the country. The effort is called ‘The Wounded Walk'.

  • Lawsuit Filed Against Bergen County For Unfair Work Release Fees

    Lawsuit Filed Against Bergen County For Unfair Work Release Fees

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:18:49 GMT
    Currently, people jailed in Bergen County for missing child support or alimony payments can be released in order to get access to employment that would help them try and pay their bills. However, a new lawsuit has been filed because Bergen County actually charges these individuals $10 dollars a day either for work release fees or for wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet.
    Currently, people jailed in Bergen County for missing child support or alimony payments can be released in order to get access to employment that would help them try and pay their bills. However, a new lawsuit has been filed because Bergen County actually charges these individuals $10 dollars a day either for work release fees or for wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet.
  • Senator Codey Calls For Rutgers Athletic Director’s Resignation

    Senator Codey Calls For Rutgers Athletic Director’s Resignation

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:16:28 GMT
    Senator Richard Codey has recently been very outspoken calling for the resignation of Rutgers University Athletic Director Julie Hermann. He said that Hermann is surrounded by controversy and adding to the negative headlines that Rutgers has had over this past year. Codey believes that this partly stems from her past position as a volleyball coach in Tennessee where she allegedly directed offensive name-calling towards her student athletes.
    Senator Richard Codey has recently been very outspoken calling for the resignation of Rutgers University Athletic Director Julie Hermann. He said that Hermann is surrounded by controversy and adding to the negative headlines that Rutgers has had over this past year. Codey believes that this partly stems from her past position as a volleyball coach in Tennessee where she allegedly directed offensive name-calling towards her student athletes.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Skydiver dies after crashing into NJ backyard

    Skydiver dies after crashing into NJ backyard

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:23:02 GMT
    A 49-year-old sky diver from Brooklyn died after crashing into the backyard of a home in New Jersey. According to officials, Arkady Shenker wore a specialized parachute during the jump. Shenker was known to be an experienced skydiver who had more than 300 jumps under his belt.
    A 49-year-old sky diver from Brooklyn died after crashing into the backyard of a home in New Jersey. According to officials, Arkady Shenker wore a specialized parachute during the jump. Shenker was known to be an experienced skydiver who had more than 300 jumps under his belt.
  • Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires

    Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires

    Fire officials say several small brush fires were ignited by a train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey.
    A train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey has ignited several small brush fires.
  • Cops: 73-year-old man shoots neighbor in dispute

    Cops: 73-year-old man shoots neighbor in dispute

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:37:28 GMT
    A 73-year-old Connecticut man will be appearing before a state judge after being charged with shooting his neighbor three times during an argument on Easter morning.
    A 73-year-old Connecticut man will be appearing before a state judge after being charged with shooting his neighbor three times during an argument on Easter morning.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices