Op eds, columns and letters
August 8, 2010. A letter to the editor by James Parrott, Crain’s New York Business.
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.”
June 18, 2010. An op ed by James A. Parrott, The Chief.
May 10, 2010. Despite the fact that job numbers are up, unemployment is down, and gross domestic product has increased for three quarters – by the measures that matter, this recession has been worse for New York workers. Wages fell more sharply in this recession than in the two previous. Joblessness has more than doubled. At this point, 400,000 jobs are needed to return NYC unemployment to pre-recession levels. Also see Severe Recession Hangs on in Much of… (read more)
May 6, 2010. A letter sent by James Parrott to Stephen Goldsmith, the City’s new deputy mayor for operations, outlining some ripe opportunities for savings and efficiencies.