“Today, we mark a significant milestone with a historic investment in our human service sector. Our human service workers and the labor they provide for our city are invaluable, and for years, they have been on the frontlines advocating for a cost-of-living adjustment. Many are women of color who already experience wage disparities despite providing vital services to our communities and contributing significantly to our city`s workforce. Every worker in our city deserves to be paid a livable wage and I want to thank Mayor Adams, the New York City Council, and labor advocates for reaffirming that right and their commitment to pay parity.”