Friday, October 7, 2011

Quinn Living Wage Bill Betrayal

Christine Quinn, Who Has Already Sold Out On Her Labour Roots, Is On Cusp Of Killing Wage Bill Backed By Labour Supporters

''Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, facing conflicting pressures from her longtime labor allies and her new supporters in the business community, said Wednesday that she was not ready to take a position on a controversial proposal that would require employers who benefit from city subsidies to pay workers higher wages,'' reported The New York Times.

By keeping her silence, Speaker Quinn is bluffing her way through the living wage bill -- another important piece of middle class legislation, precisely because Mayor Michael Bloomberg opposed the living wage bill.

''How can she justify blocking a bill for that requires employers who receive city subsidies to pay workers $10/hour, especially in light of the fact that it is sponsored by a majority of Council Members ? Where's the humanity ? Where's the democracy ? How much of this behavior are you willing to forgive because you like the idea of having a gay person or a woman in higher office ?'' asked the government integrity activist Donny Moss on the Facebook social media site.

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