New York Not-for-Profits Fighting Governor’s Vetoes

July 27, 2010. Governor Paterson’s vetoes eliminated funds for the 2010 fiscal year and previous years – funds that had been promised by legislators to not-for-profits for a variety of critical services and needed programs in local communities throughout the state.

Albany press conference: FPI’s Frank Mauro and Ron Deutsch of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness were among the speakers. Sponsored by the New York AIDS Coalition, New York State Catholic Conference, New York State Community Action Association, New York Library Association, New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Fiscal Policy Institute and New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness. Albany press release >>

New York City press conference:  FPI’s James Parrott was among the speakers. Sponsored by the Human Services Council, AIDS Service Center NYC, Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC, East River Development Alliance, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Food Bank of New York City, Housing Works, Hunger Action Network of NYS, NYC Coalition of Non-Residential Domestic Violence Service Providers, University Settlement, Welfare Rights Initiative at Hunter College, and the Fiscal Policy Institute. New York City press release >>

Pay more

July 11, 2010.  A letter to the editor by James Parrott, Crain’s New York Business.

Measuring New York City’s Wage Adequacy

July 8, 2010. FPI’s Michele Mattingly blogs in the Huffington Post, pointing to “a stark future for the city if most of its largest occupations do not pay median wages that allow an adult employed full-time to meet basic needs, let alone to support a family … too many of New York’s jobs simply do not pay enough for workers to raise themselves and their families to a modest standard of living.”

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