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Keeping Mass Transit on Track

September 18, 2002. This issue of Fiscal Policy Note$ reviews the importance of the mass transit system to the NYC metropolitan area economy, and the importance of restoring NYS and NYC financial support for the MTA to earlier levels. Report >>(read more)

Pulling Apart: Poverty, Income Inequality, and Injustice in New York State

September 7, 2002. FPI Senior Economist Trudi Renwick made the keynote address at the Southern Tier Labor-Religion Coalition’s annual Solidarity Supper. Her remarks were based on FPI’s April release, Pulling Apart: New Studies Find Income Inequality in New York Worst of Any State.… (read more)

State of Working New York 2002: A Weakened Economy

September 1, 2002:  This report provides the latest data on how New York state’s workers and their families are faring during the current recession. It also examines the progress made during the period of economic expansion that New York enjoyed before the current recession hit our state at the beginning of 2001, compares New York’s situation with other states and with the nation as a whole; and, examines variations within New York State.

This Labor Day, New York’s workers face … (read more)

Learning from the ’90s: How Poor Public Choices Contributed to Income Erosion in New York City

September 1, 2002. This report uses the latest economic and census data to examine the role of immigration, government policies and other factors in explaining why the economic expansion of the 1990s did not raise the income of average workers in New York City. Full report, executive summary, press release.… (read more)

Key Themes and Issues in Sectoral Analysis

August 26, 2002. More than 50 people attended the Sectoral Approaches to Economic Development Research conference in New York City on June 25, 2002, hosted by the CUNY Graduate Center, the Consortium for Worker Education, and the Fiscal Policy Institute. The three goals of this meeting were to: highlight best-practice examples of sectoral research over the past decade in; shed some light on why sectoral strategies have not been pursued more often by the City and State; and consider how … (read more)

Labor Market Trends and Issues in the New York City Non-Profit Social Services Sector

August 19, 2002. A labor market report prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute prepared for the Institute for Business Trends Analysis of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and the Consortium for Worker Education. Report >>(read more)

Labor Market Trends and Issues in the New York City Securities Industry

July 29, 2002.  A labor market report by the Fiscal Policy Institute for the Institute for Business Trends Analysis of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and the Consortium for Worker Education. Report >>(read more)

Partial Sanctions Have Not Led To Smaller Caseload Declines

July 26, 2002. By David Carroll of the California Budget Project and FPI’s Trudi Renwick. Brief in PDF..

Current federal law requires states to penalize families whose members do not comply with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) requirements. However, states have the flexibility to choose partial sanctions (benefit reductions), full sanctions (elimination of the families’ entire public assistance payments), or a combination of the two. California, New York, and 13 other states have chosen to use the partial … (read more)

Scorecard: Community Concerns vs. Public Authorities’ Actions

July 20, 2002. Prior to opening of Listening to the City II, the Labor Community Advocacy Network (LCAN) to Rebuild New York, together with New York Jobs with Justice, released a released a scorecard comparing the concerns expressed at February’s Listening to the City I with the actions that have been taken by the relevant public authorities since that event.  LCAN was convened by the the Fiscal Policy Institute and the New York City Central Labor Council of the … (read more)

Entry-Level Jobs in the New York City Information Technology Labor Market

July 18, 2002. A labor market profile prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read the report >>(read more)