Without regular increases to the minimum wage, the number of "working poor" is rising again. New data released last month adds more evidence that higher wage levels do not force employers to lay off workers.
With all the emphasis on economics, something terribly important was lost during the sick leave debate: is it fair to deny over one million working New Yorkers the right to take off of work to recover from illness?
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.
The principle behind the living wage bill is simple: the city should only use taxpayer dollars to create high-quality jobs. Subsidizing the creation of poverty-level jobs makes little economic or fiscal sense.
Beyond his vivid comparison of the Obama administration to the worst of the autocratic worst Kotkin forgets to provide evidence that the administration is actually obsessed with centralizing authority.