Top ten reasons a living wage makes sense for New York City

May 5, 2011. Among the reasons to support an expanded living wage: the rising educational attainment yet falling real wages of New York City’s low-wage workers, and a sharp rise over the past two decades in the number of working poor. The City Council will hold a hearing on May 12 on legislation to extend the city’s living wage law to cover large subsidized economic development projects. Press release and policy brief.