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New York City Must Help the Helpers: It’s Time to End Poverty-Level Human Services Worker Wages

In my work at a community center, I frequently help people who are experiencing homelessness in New York City, and I did that even when I was homeless myself. I am a program director at O’dwyer…
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Nonprofit human services workers may finally get a raise through the state budget

During Gov. Kathy Hochul’s State of the State address at the beginning of the year, she made an announcement that the state’s nonprofit human services had been looking forward to for over a decade. The governor proposed…
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Nonprofit workers helped NYC get through the pandemic. Now they want better pay

Throughout the pandemic, human services workers who were employed by nonprofits filled in the gaps left by the government. They were the ones feeding the hungry on long food pantry lines, housing the homeless and providing…
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Nonprofit workers rally for ‘fair’ wages at City Hall

Nonprofit workers in New York City took their grievances to City Hall last week, calling for fair wages and benefits...
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Advocates urge Hochul, lawmakers to boost pay for women in service fields

A coalition of advocacy groups this week urged Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers to sign off on a state budget that includes pay raises for service-sector jobs that are dominated by women. The organizations, which…
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Human services workers rally in NYC for better pay

PIX11 – Hundreds of nonprofit workers rallied at City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday for the Just Pay Campaign, calling on the City Council as well as Mayor Eric Adams to address low wages paid to…
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Nonprofit human services employees say they need a raise

SPECTRUM NEWS – From social workers to food deliverers, hundreds of workers who help connect and provide services to some of the city’s most vulnerable New Yorkers say they don’t get paid enough.
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A New Normal for Our City’s Essential Nonprofits?

GOTHAM GAZETTE – In the beginning of the pandemic, we longed to return to normal.
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Sloths are faster: NYC should adopt recommendations to speed up payment to nonprofits, as Adams and Lander want

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – Mayor Adams and city Comptroller Brad Lander were right to establish a task force to examine the sluggish, complicated procurement and payment processes for nonprofits providing critical services for New Yorkers,…
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