City Staff Ideas Challenge
#nycspeaks2022 Share your ideas for bold actions the Mayor should take
Semi-finalists selected 05/02/2022 - ?Process phases
Cost Of Living Keeps Increasing
As you know, the cost of living keeps increasing and city workers are not receiving their yearly raises. Currently, the city hospital employees has not received a raise in 3-4 years now and with the cost of living continuing to rise. City Workers have and continue to endure during the pandemic, to provide quality service, while trying to remain safe. I just ask that all City Employees receive yearly raises.
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I do agree with you but I think the purpose of this survey was to "fix city problems", not what city employees want. Look at the 5 criteria.
Good Afternoon Abul, thank you for your comment. I understand the purpose of the survey and the 5 criteria. The only way for the problem to be fixed is the elected officials to start providing yearly raises to city workers. The purpose of this is to express the concerns and struggles that city workers face on a daily basis and I speak as a hospital employee, who haven't received a raise in 3-4 years now. As you see by the other comments, it's not about what we want, it's about what we should be provided. City Workers work effortlessly to make sure the city is running right daily and to ask to be compensated yearly is not wrong. Elective officials holds that key and it's about helping them understand that we matter as well.
The idea that a large percentage of city workers cannot afford to rent or buy in the same city is a problem. The fact that some of these city workers are homeless, living out of cars, living in sub standard conditions because rent is more than half their paycheck is a problem. The fact that they think a parade for essential workers as a consolation prize is enough thanks for all their hard work instead of a raise is a problem. The fact that we are unfairly taxed and money taken away from our paychecks could go towards the metrocard to get us to work is a problem. A city problem.
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