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Inflation batters low-income workers

Posted 7/29/22

Atziri Rosario makes $18 per hour from her full-time shift leader job at Duane Reade, $3 more than the state’s minimum wage. 

Rosario, who lives with her parents in Washington Heights, doesn’t pay rent, but she has noted that her salary buys less than it did even just a few months or even weeks ago. “For example, I would say toilet paper (has) gone up, like $5 or $6,” she said recently. “It sounds like a little bit, (but) it all adds up.”

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