When a worker in this city has to endure a three-hour walk to work because his minimum wage salary doesn't allow for him to afford public transportation, that's a problem.
Low-wage workers across the city have stood up in the past year to demand that such insecurity be eradicated and to pressure e ... More >>
The ongoing disagreement between Mike Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on living wage legislation isn't damaging their relationship, the mayor said today.
Or at least, he's still planning on attending her upcoming wedding -- and doesn't think the controversial bills are going to ... More >>
When Speaker Christine Quinn presented her compromised version of the Living Wage Bill last week, we immediately wondered how it would affect retail-clothing workers, #47 on the Voice's list of the 100 Most Powerless New Yorkers.
We got in touch with Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Whol ... More >>
Some important news in the ongoing living wage battle in New York -- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn proposed today a compromise that would require higher wages at city-subsidized developments. Companies subsidized by the city would have to pay employees $10 an hour plus benefits, instead of th ... More >>
Here's a new study on city salaries that ought to be on top of Mayor Bloomberg's holiday reading pile and which helps explain why Bronx residents and political leaders were pushing so hard to win a living-wage for any new jobs created by the city at the mammoth Kingsbridge Armory: The Bronx has the ... More >>
As shoppers scurried to snatch up last minute gifts inside the Queens Center Mall, local elected officials and community organizations painted the shopping destination's landlord, Macerich, as the latest Grinch in the ongoing fight for living wages -- just days after the city council rejected a ... More >>
Will Bloomie's world come crashing down in the Bronx?Around City Hall this afternoon, fingers of blame will be pointing in all directions if - as seems likely at the moment - the mayor's proposal for the Kingsbridge Armory is voted down today.
At last count, the Bronx council delegation and b ... More >>
Tom Robbins called it: The city council's land use committee, and its zoning and franchises committee, have voted to reject Related Companies' proposal to redevelop Kingsbridge Armory into a shopping center. The full council is expected to vote against rezoning the Armory for that purpose. ( ... More >>
Activists want the proposed Kingsbridge Armory shopping center in The Bronx to mandate a "living wage" ($10 an hour with benefits, $11.50 without) for workers there. Sympathetic city councilmembers on the zoning committee threaten to make trouble, and the city tries to strike a deal with them. A vo ... More >>
"Vendrification" may have entered the edible lexicon, but just because a new, artisanally-inclined wave of food trucks is redefining the way people think of street food, fancier food isn't synonymous with fancier finances. To wit: as Midtown Lunch reports, Schnitzel & Things, the much-publici ... More >>