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Edward Rath III
District 6

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: (716) 858-8676
Fax: (716) 858-8895
Email: edward.rath@erie.gov

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OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Erie County, largest Upstate County in New York, opposes Minimum Wage Board’s Recommendation of $15 for fast food workers

Today, the Erie County Legislature opposed the recent recommendation of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers in New York State by the New York Minimum Wage Board. Per the recommendation, rates would be raised incrementally in New York City, reaching $15 by 2018. Statewide, chains with at least 30 locations would be forced to pay employees a wage of $15 an hour by July 2021. The county resolution was approved 6-5.

Legislature approves resolution urging County Executive to have open discussion about CPS

Today, the Eric County Legislature approved a resolution requesting the County Executive attend and speak at a special public meeting on the ongoing problems in CPS and the Department of Social Services. The resolution received bipartisan (7-4) support as Legislators from both sides of the aisle recognize the role the County Executive has in this discussion.

Legislator Rath announces funding for improvements to fire training facility

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III announces that funding has been approved to do repairs at the live burn training facility in Cheektowaga, which is critical in preparing firefighters for real-life situations. The funding will be used to replace the forcible entry door used by firefighters to train in entry methods used during fires.

Legislator Rath releases statement on IDA’s new regulatory policy

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III has released the following statement opposing the Erie County Industrial Development Agency’s Board of Directors’ approval of a Pay Equity Policy that, as written, is redundant and burdensome for businesses.

Legislator Rath's advocacy brings Federal attention to Tonawanda Creek Road collapse

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III was pleased to see U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer at the site of the Tonawanda Creek Road collapse in Clarence on Monday, following Legislator Rath’s request made to federal representatives to direct funding to projects such as this.