CEJ In the News: 2008

Control board ignores city and state wage laws

Buffalo News, December 20, 2008. Aside from neglecting state law, the control board seems to have no regard for local law. In 2004 an amended living wage ordinance went into effect in Buffalo. Under that law, all city employees as well as employees working on city contracts, full time or part time, are guaranteed a living wage.

Brown sued over living-wage law

Buffalo News, By Phil Fairbanks, January 16, 2008. “This is definitely the last straw,” said Allison Duwe, executive director of the Coalition for Economic Justice, a community group working with the employees.
Duwe said the city is ignoring its own law and “illegally subjecting these workers to poverty.”