Monday, January 10, 2011

Join the Fight!!

This MLK Day Join the Fight for a Living Wage!

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
For more information on the LIving Wage NYC click here!

**Submitted by Living Wage NYC and the Micah Institute

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