Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Public Advocate de Blasio’s Support for the ‘Fair Wages for New Yorkers’ Act

 Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Public Advocate de Blasio’s Support for the ‘Fair Wages for New Yorkers’ Act Press Releases & Statements En Español Departments Borough Operations Budget Community Boards Boards and Directors Membership Resources Responsibilities Community Services Constituent Services Education Health and Human Services Planning and Development Development Reports Environment and Open…

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Borough President Diaz Applauds New Poll on Living Wage

Voters across party lines support a “living wage,” 74-19, According to Quinnipiac Poll Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. applauds a new Quinnipiac Poll that shows that New Yorkers of all political leanings support a “living wage.” Voters polled by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said that the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act,…

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Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Selection of 13 Bronx projects as priorities by Gov. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. praised the Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council for selecting 13 Bronx and borough-related projects as top development priorities for the City and the State. More than half of the $66.2 million, almost $37 million, allocated by the Regional Economic Development Council for New York City will go…

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The “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act

By Ruben Diaz Jr. Bronx Borough President On November 21, thousands of people from all over the City crowded into the Riverside Church in upper Manhattan to make their voices heard loud and clear: it is time for this administration to do right by the people of this City and pass the “Fair Wages for…

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Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act Delivered to the City Council Committee on Contracts

Good afternoon. Chairwoman Mealy, thank you for offering me this opportunity to testify before your committee on the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act, an important piece of legislation designed to ensure that our taxpayer dollars are spent more wisely. The premise of the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act is simple. When developers take…

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