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The Daily Read – May 10, 2011

By Erica Varlese

A study released by New York City’s Economic Development Corporation argues that paying workers a living wage of $10/hour plus benefits would hurt the economy.

Members of Local 212 of the OPEIU joined Health Now New York workers to protest the lockout from Blue Cross Blue Shield yesterday.

A ratification vote for a tentative agreement between the New York State Nurses Association and the United Steelworkers will take place today in Albany.

Two security workers at LaGuardia Airport are suing the outside security companies after stating that their supervisors sexually harassed them.

Biology Professor Philip Smith was re elected for his second term as president of the United University Professors, the union representing most workers at SUNY.

Despite the headline, Gothamist covers the upcoming protest against House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday by city unions. Yesterday, organizers delivered a letter to Blackstone, asking them to pay their fair share of taxes.

House Speaker Boehner also pushed for larger cuts to government spending while removing the limit on borrowing federal spending. 

May 5, 2011

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