New York Daily News
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.
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