Despite popular belief to the contrary, economic inequality remains prevalent in all of New York City’s five boroughs. Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau on earnings and poverty show that poverty increased slightly, Latino and Black households lost income, the rich got richer, and working communities continue to struggle to meet their basic needs.
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In an effort to expand into major American cities Walmart has been pushing to open a new location in East New York, Brooklyn. This possible new location would threaten smaller local businesses, destroy more jobs than would be created, and pay poverty wages in a community that deserves much better. The Partnership for Working Families’ affiliate, ALIGN, was one of the lead organizations in the coalition to keep Walmart out and good jobs in the community.