News — Workforce & Poverty
The July 24 edition of the New York Observer featured an editorial praising Speaker Christine Quinn for resisting pressure from proponents of legislation calling on employers to provide a minimum number of paid sick days for employees. Unfortunately, the editorial misses the point on the question of leadership.
'It hurts the young. It helps too little. It boosts unemployment.' There are plenty of myths about the minimum wage. The reality is, more and more workers are working at a pay rate that puts them in poverty.
Thousands of New Yorkers face an impossible choice when they get sick: Go to work and get yourself and others sicker, or stay home and risk losing pay or your post.