Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Verdict Is In: EDC's $1 Million Living Wage Study is Rigged
Council Members Say, 'Pass the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act Now'
 
    New York City Council Members will blast the Economic Development Corporation for spending $1 million on a rigged living wage study. Their charge is supported by a report, to be released tomorrow, that exposes Charles River Associates (CRA), EDC's choice to conduct the study, as a business-backed lobbying group using economists who oppose living wage and even minimum wage policies for EDC's study. The detailed report on CRA and its economists is written by the National Employment Law Project and the Fiscal Policy Institute, two highly respected economic research groups.
    Council Members Oliver Koppell, Annabel Palma, Brad Lander, Fernando Cabrera, Melissa Mark-Viverito, James Sanders, Julissa Ferraras, Jumaane Williams, Letitia James, Margaret Chin, Ydanis Rodriguez, Other Elected Officials, National Employment Law Project, Fiscal Policy Institute, Clergy, Living Wage NYC coalition partners
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Noon ---The New York City Hall Steps.  

1 comment:

  1. How many jobs have the elected officials you named every created? How many businesses have they run? These are all either career politicians or people who live off of other people's money. They are all parasites who are driving the city's economy off the nearest cliff!!

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