Living Wage NYC Coalition

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Following a historic two-year campaign that created a citywide living wage movement that sets the standards for nationwide policies, the final Living Wage Bill will be voted on by the New York City Council at the stated meeting this coming Monday. This vote will reflect the voice of 74% of New Yorkers who are in favor of the living wage bill, according to poll results released in December from Quinnipiac University.

Living Wage NYC will hold a press conference with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., New York City Council Member Oliver Koppell, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store (RWDSU, UFCW) President Stuart Appelbaum, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, New York City Comptroller John C. Liu, and other elected leaders on the steps of City Hall immediately before the vote.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., New York City Council Member Oliver Koppell, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store (RWDSU, UFCW) President Stuart Appelbaum, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, New York City Comptroller John C. Liu, City Council members, leading experts on living wage legislation, community leaders, workers, clergy, and a broad range of local supporters of the bill will gather in Monday, April 30 @ 12 noon at the steps of City Hall, Lower Manhattan (4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge/ City Hall, 2,3 to Park Place, N,R to City Hall, or A,C to Chambers)

Living Wage NYC is a large, diverse and growing coalition representing many thousands of New Yorkers including members of the faith community, anti-hunger groups, anti-poverty organizations, LGBTQ organizations, immigrant organizations, grassroots groups, and labor unions. We are calling on the city to ensure that developers and companies receiving taxpayer subsidies create living wage jobs that strengthen communities, neighborhoods, and households.

For more information: www.livingwagenyc.org