New minimum wage rate goes into effect in BX and statewide

More than 300,000 workers in the Bronx and statewide will see more money in their paychecks as the minimum wage increase goes into effect Sunday.

The minimum wage increased from $6 an hour to $6.75 and will go up again in 2007 to $7.15 an hour. The new law was enacted despite Governor George Pataki's (R-NY) veto.

The state Legislature approved the increases in 2004.

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