Living Wage

This is the view from the sixth floor of 10 Hudson Yards. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC, Brookfield Properties Reach Agreement To Bring Living Wage Jobs To Hudson Yards

New York City and Brookfield Properties have reached a living wage agreement in the Hudson Yards District.


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Mayor De Blasio Signs Order Expanding Living Wage Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order expanding New York City’s living-wage law, increasing the hourly rate to $13.13 from $11.90.


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.”


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.