October 5, 2011. Working together, the National Employment Law Project, FPI, and Good Jobs New York find that the study released today ignores basic flaws flagged months ago, flaws in both factual assumptions and research methodologies. And, the study’s relevance is questionable, since it fails to account for changes to the living wage proposal announced this month, which clarify that the proposal will not cover the most of the project types comprising the bulk of the study. The study – believed to be the most expensive taxpayer-funded wage study in U.S. history – is a lost opportunity and poor use of city resources. Press release >>

Also see an initial assessment, released May 12.