Will Enough Go to Poorer Workers?
Since graduating two years ago from a small private high school in Queens, Ya’seen Madyun has completed a culinary training program and has attended security training courses, all in the hopes of landing a job that pays anywhere near $50,000.
Our public transit system is the economic lifeblood of the city. Fair fares will mean that New York’s poorest workers no longer have to struggle to afford to take the bus or subway. It will mean that workers across the city don’t have to go broke just getting to work.
Fifty years ago tomorrow in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech to an audience of striking black sanitation workers.