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Mike Wage Veto Nixed
New York Post
Sally Goldenberg

June 29, 2012
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The City Council last night overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of a “living-wage bill” that mandates private companies taking taxpayer subsidies to increase workers’ salaries.

The legislation requires companies collecting at least $1 million in discretionary city subsidies to pay their workers $10 an hour plus benefits, or $11.50 without.

Bloomberg intends to sue.

“This is an important moment for our city’s democracy and economy,” said Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which choreographed the bill’s passage.