Updated: Thursday, July 23 2015, 11:25 PM EDT
Henrietta, N.Y. – Some local fast food owners are turning up the heat on Governor Andrew Cuomo.
They say the new fast food wage increase is his idea, and that they are being unfairly targeted.
Governor Cuomo defended the fast food wage board’s decision to increase hourly pay to $15.
“Fast food workers are one of the largest groups,” said Cuomo to a group of reporters. “They’re not teenage kids who are doing this after high school to make a few bucks; most fast food workers are people who are the single provider for a family.”
Glen Jeter, an owner and operator of several McDonald’s restaurants in the Greater Rochester area, passed along this statement to 13WHAM News.
“I am extremely disappointed that small businesses like mine have been unfairly targeted with this attempt to raise the minimum wage to $15 an…
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