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Living Wage

Fast food workers rally outside a McDonald's in Manhattan (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Fast Food Workers Stage Walkouts To Demand Higher Wages

Protesters gathered outside the McDonald’s at 51st Street and Broadway in Manhattan on Monday, chanting “Hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super size” and “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Poverty wages got to go.”

07/29/2013

Protesters demonstrate outside a Wendy's in New York City to demand higher pay.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fast Food Workers To Hold One-Day Strike To Protest Low Wages

Fast food workers in New York and six other cities across the country were set to go on strike Monday, on the grounds that their wages are just too low to live on.

07/28/2013

Council Speaker Christine Quinn (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

NYC Lawmakers Compromise On Living Wage Bill

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced the deal Friday along with political officials and union and business representatives.

01/13/2012

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks during a news conference on marriage equality in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Controversial ‘Living Wage’ Debate Heats Up In New York City

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is against it and Council Speaker Christine Quinn is straddling the fence, but that didn’t stop hundreds from attending a hearing on a controversial bill to boost the salaries of some workers.

11/22/2011

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Diaz, Other Officials: Living Wage Report Not Worth Paper It’s Printed On

The battle over a city council bill that would establish a mandated living wage of $10 plus benefits, rages on.

10/05/2011

New York City Comptroller John Liu - File / Photo: Office of the Comptroller

City Council To Debate Living Wage Legislation In NYC

The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act would use taxpayer subsidies to expand living wage jobs. The City Council scheduled a public hearing for Thursday afternoon.

05/12/2011