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”
Fewer summer jobs will likely be available for workers this season as businesses in Seaside Heights continue to recover after Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced eight new programs to foster job training and employment opportunities.
The countdown is on — 66 days until Memorial Day, marking the start of the summer season.
MetroFocus reports on the debate over raising the minimum wage, we talk about our Five Borough Ballot reporting project on the mayoral election with City Limits and City & State, and much more.
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.