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May 22, 2013 2:52 PM | Comments
In this edition, MetroFocus reprises its reporting on the minimum wage debate, the changing role of city libraries, and birdwatchers after Hurricane Sandy, with a new segment on Michael Moss' new book, "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us"VIDEO
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March 20, 2013 4:48 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus reports on the debate over raising the minimum wage, we talk about our Five Borough Ballot reporting project on the mayoral election, some famous cheesecake by upstate nuns, and much more...VIDEO
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Greg Jacobs  |  March 20, 2013 9:58 AM | Comments
Should we raise the minimum wage? Rick Karr asks Linda Archer, a low-wage worker, and Heather Briccetti of the Business Council of New York State. Rafael Pi Roman sits down with Stephanie Luce Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  March 13, 2013 2:55 PM | Comments
An interactive map tracks 20 years of data on poverty and minimum wage in the US.
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Gerard Flynn, The Brooklyn Bureau  |  March 11, 2013 11:45 AM | Comments
President Obama and Democrats in Albany want a higher minimum wage. Among Brooklyn's low-wage workers, who will it help and how much?
Minimum wage was supposed to be on the legislative agenda this winter, but Sandy and undecided political leadership in the Senate has thrown that into question. Photo courtesy of Gotham Gazette.
David Howard King and Kamelia Kilawan for Gotham Gazette  |  November 26, 2012 11:46 AM | Comments
Minimum wage was supposed to be on the legislative agenda this winter, but many lawmakers are now focused on recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
More than 1.8 million city residents received foods stamps in December, 2010. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Need to Know  |  August 3, 2012 11:50 AM | Comments
Need to Know shines a human light on families in need.VIDEO
Michelle Dawkins makes minimum wage as an employee at JFK. Photo by Andrew Schwartz
Laura Nahmias for City & State  |  June 4, 2012 10:19 AM | Comments
Albany debates minimum-wage increase, with politics playing a starring role.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn believes the Republican Party's opposition to gay rights will hurt them in the next election season.Flickr/Ennui Poet
Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  November 18, 2011 10:39 AM | 1 Comment
The bill to create a living wage gets a hearing in City Council next week as both sides lobby furiously — and wonder what Christine Quinn will do.
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