Statement on Mayor’s Budget Commitment to Increase Wages for Low-wage Nonprofit Social Sector Workers
May 8, 2015.
Contact: James Parrott, Deputy Director, Fiscal Policy Institute, 212-721-5624
“The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) and the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) applaud the Mayor for including in his Executive Budget a first-ever $11.50 per hour wage floor for the City’s contracted social service workforce. FPWA and FPI have been advocating for this important commitment over the past year. This will mean a big earnings boost for 10,000 workers whose wages currently average less than $10.00 per … (read more)