Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bronx Borough President Rubén Diaz Jr., at City Hall, Launched his support for a living wage bill.


Video by Rafael Martínez Alequín for YFP

NEW LIVING WAGE NYC CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Stuart Appelbaum, RWDSU President

At a press conference held on the steps of City Hall today May 25th, workers, community groups, and elected officials met to launch the Living Wage NYC campaign, spearheaded by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), and City Council Members Oliver Koppell and Annabel Palma.
The campaign, which aims to pass the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, advocates for New York City subsidies for economic development to create living wage jobs. According to the campaign, the bill will guarantee that when the city gives businesses public subsidies, the jobs they create will pay at least a living wage. The purpose of the new law is to ensure that New York's economy recovers through an investment in rebuilding the middle class jobs needed to thrive in the 21st Century. Read more...

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