Governor Cuomo says he would like to see a 50% pay raise for essential workers.

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During a press conference Governor Cuomo said he would like to see essential employees get a 50 percent pay increase bonus for putting their lives at risk to work through the coronavirus pandemic, according to WIVB. wants to make sure employees on the front lines fighting coronavirus, are paid accordingly.

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“All those essential works who had to get up every morning to put food on the shelves, and go the hospitals to provide health care, under extraordinary circumstances, and the police officers who had to go out and keep you safe, and the firefighter who still had to go out and fight the fire, those people worked and they went out there and exposed themselves to the virus.” ~Governor Andrew Cuomo via WIVB