January 13, 2012
While not an ideal bill, the Living Wage NYC coalition supports the living wage legislation, now being introduced by Speaker Quinn, and urges City Council Members to pass it. This bill is an important and meaningful step in achieving living wage jobs for all low-wage workers. We will hold the Speaker and the Council accountable to make sure that the final language of the bill moves the goals of our coalition forward. We will keep fighting, and we will not stop until all New Yorkers earn a living wage.
Statement on the Kingsbridge Armory and Living Wage
January 12, 2012
We are thrilled with the new effort to redevelop the Kingsbridge Armory. We applaud Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bloomberg Administration for partnering on this important effort, which we know will lead to quality jobs for Bronx residents. This shows that the Kingsbridge Armory can be redeveloped in another way than what was proposed in 2009. At the same time, we continue to work toward passage of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, legislation that would create living wage jobs for future subsidized economic development projects, and deal with the issue on a citywide basis rather than project by project. We feel that reviving the Kingsbridge Armory and supporting the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act go together. An item that appeared in City&State’s Notebook blog earlier today does not accurately represent the views of the Living Wage NYC Coalition or the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder & President Steve Hindy Endorses Living Wage
January 6, 2012
"The living wage requirement established by the legislation will apply only to large developers and larger companies at subsidized projects—they are in the best position to meet the requirement," said Hindy, in a statement. "Small businesses with revenues of less than five million dollars, manufacturers, affordable housing providers, and nonprofits are exempted.”