Living Wage Advocates Knock de Blasio for Playing Politics On Bill

This morning The Times had a scoop that public advocate

“2013 mayoral politics should not determine the fate of the living wage bill,” the group Living Wage NYC said in a statement. “Bill de Blasio is the latest in a very long line of elected officials, leaders, and organizations around the city to endorse the living wage bill. The final decision on the legislation is not up to him. The City Council will decide what happens next. We thank Speaker Quinn for her willingness to work with us and discuss the legislation from the very first day it was introduced. All along, she has guided a truly deliberative process, holding two hearings and thoughtfully engaging many supporters of the legislation since the spring of 2010. She has devoted a tremendous amount of staff time and personal time to reviewing all the relevant evidence and data. She deserves credit for her commitment to sustaining an open and productive dialogue.” Read More

Living Wage Advocates Knock de Blasio for Playing Politics On Bill