New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is hitting the road today in an RV specially-designed to promote his push to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The "Drive for $15" tour will start in Manhattan with stops in the Bronx and Long Island. The idea is to take the RV across the state in coming weeks to try to drum up support for his minimum wage plan, a Cuomo aide said, according to the New York Daily News.
Of curse, minimum wage laws benefits unions and costs jobs of low-skilled workers, so it is no surprise that today's events will feature labor leaders George Gresham, Peter Ward and Mario Cilento.
The RV is being paid for by the Mario Cuomo Campaign for Economic Justice, which has raised money, including from unions supporting the higher minimum wage. The current rate is $9 an hour.