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Creating A Fair Workweek For New Yorkers

Bill de Blasio | Posted 09.21.2016 | New York
Bill de Blasio

Four years ago, a small group of courageous New York City fast-food workers walked off the job and sparked what grew into the international fight for $15 -- a fight that was won earlier this year in our state. Today, we are proud to stand with fast-food workers to create change

WATCH: Lilly Ledbetter: Why The Wage Gap Is 'Even Worse' Today

Posted 02.01.2013 | Home

According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, women are making 77 cents for every dollar that men make with the gap even larger for African American and L...

All New Yorkers Need "Paid Sick Leave"

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 01.27.2013 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

It is time for Intro 97 to become law, and I look forward to assisting my colleagues in the City Council in their efforts on behalf of this "Paid Sick Leave" legislation. This is the right thing to do.

If You Take Our Money, Pay Us Fairly

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Andrew Wilkes

It's time for developers to adjust to paying workers a living wage as a condition of accepting taxpayer money for large-scale commercial development in the city.

Bloomberg Supports Study That Shows Higher Wages Will Kill Jobs

Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

Would an increase in wages lead to a stronger economy for New Yorkers? According to a study commissioned by the Economic Development Corporation th...

Why We (Still) Can't Wait For Economic Justice

Brad Lander | Posted 06.06.2011 | Home
Brad Lander

That we are made in the divine image is at the center of the Judaism's essential commitment to guaranteeing basic human dignity. One undeniable expression of this is a living wage.

George Warner

Hundreds Rally For Higher Wages On Anniversary Of King's Death | George Warner | Posted 08.04.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of New Yorkers rallied on the 43rd anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination Monday night, calling for the passage o...

Martin Luther King III Speaks Out on NYC Living Wage Campaign

Amy Traub | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed 43 years ago today. The assassination occurred as he was supporting a strike of municipal sanitation workers, st...

New York's Lousy Jobs (And How We Can Make Them Better)

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Should we tear down the city's middle class? Or work to turn lousy jobs into good ones? That's the policy choice facing New York's leaders. So far, their decisions aren't encouraging.

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied: Why NYC's People of Faith Must Fight for a Living Wage

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

Religious leaders are watching and mobilizing in the stout-hearted struggle for justice for New York City's workers. We will not be delayed, we will not be distracted, we will not forget the least of these.

Measuring New York City's Wage Adequacy

Michele Mattingly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michele Mattingly

Public policy in recent years has stressed the primacy of employment over public support to address poverty, yet too many of New York's jobs simply do not pay enough.