From the Times:
Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to announce on Wednesday a $15-an-hour minimum wage for New York City’s public work force that city officials said would be among the highest of its kind in the country.
Under the mayor’s plan, which matches a similar increase for state employees enacted by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last year, about 50,000 city workers — including crossing guards, prekindergarten teachers, custodial workers and others — would see their pay reach the $15-an-hour level by the end of 2018.
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Any ideas of what we should do with the jobless poor, and many of the unemployable? We already tried years of calling for jobs, and this seems to be falling quite short. You can’t buy a loaf of bread with promises of eventual jobs. You can’t get a job without a home address, phone, bus fare, etc. Ignoring this crisis doesn’t seem to be making it go away.