NEW YORK — NAACP President Ben Jealous has vowed to fight for a living wage in New York City where the cost of living is higher than most of the rest of the country.
Jealous is in support of a city council bill that would raise the minimum wage in New York to $10 an hour.
The New York Daily News reports:
“New York City is the nation’s greatest city and also has the greatest level of income inequality,” Jealous told the Daily News Monday. If we re going to turn things around in this nation . . . and get to a place where a rising tide lifts all boats, then we ve got to stop New Yorkers from drowning and try to get more New Yorkers heads above water.
Jealous plans to headline a Nov. 21 rally to support a City Council bill that would require companies that get city subsidies to pay their workers at least $10 an hour plus benefits better pay than the state s minimum wage.