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“Income inequality is out of control in our city and our nation, the middle class is being decimated, and working people are struggling to survive. That’s why the healthcare workers of 1199SEIU applaud Mayor de Blasio’s expansion of New York City’s living Wage law, which will help thousands of families afford basic necessities like groceries, school supplies, utilities and rent. Together with Mayor de Blasio’s other progressive initiatives like universal pre-K, earned sick time and affordable housing, this is one more crucial step towards ensuring that New York is a place where everyone can thrive, not just the wealthy. We look forward to working with Mayor de Blasio to pass state legislation in the new year which will allow New York City to extend a living wage for all.”

– Kevin Finnegan, Political Director of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, New York’s largest union.

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