New York

Help Us Let State Officials Know that NY State’s Min. Wage is Not Enough to Live On

Help Us Let State Officials Know that NY State’s Min. Wage is Not Enough to Live On

At UncommonGoods, we pay all our workers, including people who are just here for the holiday season, well above the minimum hourly wage. That’s because NY State’s current minimum wage, $7.25/hr, is too little to live on.

I, along with 80% of NY State voters, feel strongly that all of NY State’s workers must be paid a fairer wage, asap. We’ve gone 6 years with zero increase. 19 other states have higher minimum wages than NY. If minimum wage had kept pace with inflation since 1970, it would be $11.15 an hour.<
Gift Lab: The Perfect Wingman

Gift Lab: The Perfect Wingman

Let’s just say I’m a bar guy. Want to see my friends? I go to a bar. Want to watch a baseball game? Bar. Play Jenga? Well, you get the idea. But, how do you stay lubricated in between a barhop? With a flask!
Germaphobes Rejoice! Cleaner Kitchens, One Sponge at a Time

Germaphobes Rejoice! Cleaner Kitchens, One Sponge at a Time

Some people aren't too picky about their cleaning supplies. For those less-than-germ-conscious types, any old sponge will do. Engineer Michael Frank was one of those folks, but his roommate was far from it. Although Michael now admits that kitchens can be pretty gross, when he first designed his innovative two-teared sponge rack, the Spongester, he did it with the germaphobia of others in mind...