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“Low pay for human service professionals has been an issue in the city for years across mayoral administrations, said Na’ilah Amaru, the director of policy and campaigns for the Human Services Council.”

“Nearly 60% of the city’s human service workers, many of whom are women and people of color, qualify for government assistance programs at their current salaries, Amaru said. She added that the Human Services Council wants to partner with the Adams administration and has had ongoing conversations with deputy mayors. However, officials have not met with JustPay campaign organizers yet.”

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