The $15 Minimum Wage was the subject of the Joint VID/Chelsea Reform Democratic Club Forum on Oct. 15th…
with members of both clubs filling the Fulton Houses Community Center Auditorium at 413 Ninth Avenue. VID President Nadine Hoffmann and CRDCNYC President Michael Schreiber welcomed panelists NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Small Business advocate Attorney Steve Barrison and Queens Center for Progress Executive Director, Charles Houston, each with different reference points regarding the $15 minimum wage.
Also attending the Forum was State Senator Brad Hoylman, a ranking member of the Environmental Conservation Committee, who spoke on the need to force the State and General Electric not to dismantle the dredging equipment that has been removing PCB’s from the Hudson River. Between 1947 and 1977, GE had dumped an estimated 1.3 million pounds of PCB’s into the river from it’s manufacturing plants north of Albany. Studies have indicated that only 65% of the removal work has been completed. He urged everyone to visit www.cleanerhudson.org/petition and sign the petition.
You can read a very thorough and thoughtful summary of the $15 Minimum Wage Forum and the messages of the speakers, written by Chelsea Reform Democratic Club member Donathan Salkaln here.