While Chris Christie campaigns for the presidency, the people of New Jersey continue to suffer the consequences of his disastrous policies.
The nation's largest local government voted to raise the minimum wage for county employees and workers employed in the unincorporated areas -- 1.2 and 1.6 million workers.
"It's a question of simple math: You cannot support a family in New York for $18,000 a year."
He makes $6.40 an hour delivering pizzas by bicycle; he has one day off a week; he is living in a studio apartment uptown with six other people; the rent is $1100.
Local organizations and unions gather in the Twin Cities on April 15 for the national actions in the fight to raise wages.
Wall Street banks handed out $28.5 billion in bonuses to their 167,800 employees last year, up 3 percent over 2013, according to figures from the NY State Comptroller.
Mayor Bill de Blasio opened his State of the City address with a commitment to maintaining a city that is inclusive and affordable.
"A full-time minimum wage worker earns only $15,080 a year, making it nearly impossible to support a family and save for the future."
In November, South Dakotans voted 55 percent to 45 percent to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour.
"One week, after I paid rent, I only had $6 leftover for groceries and bills; that is no way to live."