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Public Forum on NYC Development Subsidies & Job Quality

March 2, 2011

A Losing Proposition: Taxpayer Dollars Funding Poverty-Wage Jobs

NYC Elected Officials and Experts Make the Case for Reform

Every year, New York City spends over $2 billion in public money in the name of economic development and job creation. A disturbing study by the Fiscal Policy Institute, Good Jobs New York, and the National Employment Law Project shows that companies receiving these taxpayer-funded subsidies pay a significant number of workers poverty level wages. At a major public forum, elected officials and experts will discuss the urgent need for reform. They will explain how and why smarter public investment in good jobs can boost the local economy and lift working people out of poverty.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education (CUNY)
25 Broadway, 7th Floor

Featured Presentation

  • John Liu – NYC Comptroller


  • Jumaane Williams – NYC Council Member
  • Bettina Damiani – Good Jobs New York
  • Rev. Dr. Raymond Rivera – Living Wage NYC
  • Immanuel Ness - Professor, Brooklyn College

Sponsored by Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education (CUNY).

For more information, call 212 966-4014.