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The Future of the Living Wage Movement

January 23, 2012

We want to thank you, the diverse coalition representing thousands of New Yorkers, for helping to build a historic movement for living wage jobs. What you helped us achieve will fundamentally improve the way New York City handles economic development and job creation in the future. This victory is something we will build on in the weeks, months, and years to come. You changed the conversation about economic fairness and justice, and created a climate in which further campaigns can succeed and strengthen working people.

To learn more, read this Village Village Q&A with RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum, or this Huffington Post op-ed by City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, or listen to this WNYC interview with City Councilwoman Letitia James.

While we have made significant steps in raising wage standards throughout the city, the fight is not over yet. Stay tuned to the website to find out the latest news, and get involved by following us on Facebook and Twitter.