Just Pay Rally

On March 10, staff from Sunnyside Community Services joined human services workers, elected officials, and community members at City Hall Park in Manhattan to advocate for an end to poverty wages for the human services workforce.

The rally was hosted by the Human Services Council and is part of their Just Pay campaign, which seeks to raise pay among human services workers through:

  • An automatic annual cost-of-living adjustment on all human services contracts.
  • A wage of no less than $21 an hour for all City and State-funded human services workers.
  • A comprehensive wage and benefit schedule for government contracted human services workers that is comparable to the salaries made by City and State employees in the same field.