New York State's minimum wage goes up to

New York State's minimum wage goes up to $8.75 an hour Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, the second of three increases that began taking effect last year. In a year, the final increase will lift it to $9 an hour. This Dec. 5, 2013 demonstration in Brooklyn was in support of a move to raise fast-food worker's salaries to $15 an hour. (Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Burton)

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