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Letter: More wage pressure on U.S. employers

Labor leaders, workers and activists attend a rally

Labor leaders, workers and activists attend a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage on July 22, 2015 in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt

While the increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour may provide short-term benefits, it will do nothing to attract new business to Long Island or expand current operations [“Higher wage is a vote for state’s working poor,” Editorial, April 5].

United Technologies is moving an operation, Carrier Corp., from Indianapolis to Mexico primarily to cut costs to achieve Wall Street analysts’ profit expectations. Skilled workers in the U.S. plant make $20 to $24 per hour. Carrier has said it will pay workers $3 an hour in Mexico.

The question not answered is, how much do you pay a skilled worker if entry-level employees make $15 an hour?

John McDonough, Huntington Station

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