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Low-wage work is undermining our city, our communities, and our economy. Employers who hire workers at minimum or near-minimum wages—and sometimes fail to pay their workers even that—too often are profiting handsomely while their workers suffer. When CEOs of these companies are rewarded with millions in compensation and live in luxury at the expense of their workers, the society and our economy pay the price. More money in the pockets of working people would mean more opportunity for them to spend locally, thereby supporting small businesses, stimulating hiring, and helping to create a stronger economy overall. This report will review the status of low-wage work in the City and profile some of the worst low-wage employers in the City.