A true living wage in New York City

Ian Pajer-Rogers |


Our friends at IWJ-affiliate Micah Faith Table NYC is launching a campaign to bring a true living wage to New York City. While $15 per hour is a huge step towards economic justice for low-wage workers, even that wage is not enough to afford the rising cost of living in the Big Apple. 

Here's more information from the Real Living Wage NYC campaign:

The Micah Faith Table NYC, a coalition of multi-faith leaders, is launching a Real Living Wage NYC Campaign.  The goal of the Campaign is to ensure that all New York City workers receive at least $20/hour – the wage required to meet basic needs without government subsidies.  In other words, we aim to trans­form the minimum wage in NYC into a Real Living Wage.

We ask you to join us at First Corinthian Baptist Church, 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. in Harlem at 6:30 p.m. on October 8, 2015, to begin the campaign to make this vision of a living wage city a reality.

Learn more about the campaign here.