Mass Meeting for Living Wages Thursday January 13th, 6:30 PM Convent Ave. Baptist Church 145th St. & Convent Ave. 1, A, B, C, D to 145th St.
Over 40 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rallied striking sanitation workers and their supporters in Memphis, TN saying, "It is a crime for people to live in this rich nation & receive starvation wages."
Today, in NYC we are asking the City Council to call a hearing on the Fair Wages for New Yorker's Act which will guarantee that all workers in taxpayer subsidized developments are paid at least $10 an hour plus benefits or $11.50 without.
We are going to kick off 2011 and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by uniting community, faith and labor from around the city for the common cause of dignity and a living wage. We must show the city council through our massive numbers that the people of New York will not stop until a Living Wage is won.
Program will include:
First Corinthian Baptist Church Choir
Monique Walker, Grammy Award-Winning Singer
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Comptroller John Liu
Members of the NYC Council
Spoken word by Sistas and Brothas United
Sermon by Michael A. Walrond, Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church
Lillian Roberts, President, DC 37
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**Submitted by Living Wage NYC and the Micah Institute
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