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Comptroller John Liu, NY City Council Progressives Push Living Wage Bill
New York Daily News
Celeste Katz

March 9, 2011
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The City Council's Progressive Caucus has a letter out today boosting the so-called "living wage" bill for NYC (and taking off on the NYP's edit board for criticizing it).

living wage protesters.jpgThe bill is slated to go to a Council hearing next month. As our Erin Einhorn has written, if the bill became law, "Larger employers in city-funded projects would have to pay at least $10 an hour with benefits or $11.50 without them - wages far exceeding the state's $7.25 an hour minimum wage." Mayor Bloomberg has argued the legislation would drive economic development away from the city.

Tomorrow, city Comptroller John Liu, Council Member Jumaane Williams, Bettina Damiani of Good Jobs NY and Rev. Dr. Raymond Rivera of Living Wage NYC will appear on a Brooklyn Manhattan panel about the wage bill.

Click here to read the full letter.