Improving and Protecting Your Wages
From the first day I took office four years ago, I was focused on doing everything in my power to protect working New Yorker's income; wether it be by protecting your wages and benefits at your job or the dollars you spend at the grocery store.
Now more than ever, as the price of living in this city continues to balloon, we have to continue pushing forward with an agenda that guarantees New Yorkers are employed, receiving their paychecks, and not being ripped off at the cash register. Because whether you are part of a union or a freelance worker working from home or for a company, I know that in these tough times, a paycheck can make the difference between losing your apartment or leaving the city you call home.
I also understand that there is a wage gap that has to be closed. There is a huge discrepancy between Male and Female salaries, and when you add race to the mix, the gap is even larger. That's why as a male in a leadership position, I make it my business to join the fight to even the playing field.
And there are many of us who are unemployed and looking for a good paying job. North Brooklyn and most of my district has unemployment levels that are way above the National and City average. Understanding that, I paved the way to create 4,000 new jobs in the East New York Industrial Zone by creating a plan that will attract new businesses. We also created a Workforce Center that provides job training and connectivity to jobs available across the city, but there is more to be done.
I look forward to keep agressively pushing these same principals over the next 4 years