"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.
Gov. Cuomo is creating a task force to investigate nail salons around New York, following a report of widespread exploitation.
On this date in 2013, the first Moral Monday was held in Raleigh, the North Carolina state capital.
"History shapes and molds our perceptions of our past, present and future; it informs and builds a narrative: it provides lessons applicable to today's reality."
Low-wage workers in over 200 cities, backed by the nation's unions, walked off their jobs or joined protesters yesterday from one end of the nation to the other.
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.
"When safety standards are cut, miners die. It's that simple. Let's not get to that point."
"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."