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Published on Jul 27, 2012
In one of the wealthiest cities in the world, four out of 10 households in New York City are forced to live on minimum or near-minimum wages. Meanwhile minimum wage jobs are the fastest growing sector in the state growing ten-fold over the past five years. A minimum wage earner employed full time makes just of $15,000/ year. That's hardly enough to get by in New York. And many low-wage workers have tips and wages stolen by employers, forcing them to survive on even less.
Full-time work shouldn't keep you in poverty. It's time for workers to band together and demand respect in our work places. It is time to tell our elected officials that New York needs a raise. It's time for broader prosperity across the country. Fight for better jobs, better wages and the rights of all workers! #RISEUPNY 4 #LIVINGWAGES @UNITED_NY