A broad coalition of unions, community groups, and elected officials joined together today at New York’s City Hall to announce the launching of the Living Wage NYC campaign. The goal of the campaign is to pass the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, a law which would guarantee that when the city gives businesses public subsidies, the jobs they create will pay at least a living wage. All workers employed at subsidized developments will be covered, including employees at retail stores located in subsidized shopping centers, concession workers at stadiums and cafeteria workers in subsidized office buildings.
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