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The Daily Read – October 3, 2011

By Erica Varlese

More than 700 protesters were arrested on Saturday afternoon during the Occupy Wall Street actions.

An increase in taxes and other fees will keep public employees from being laid-off in Schenectady, NY.

If an agreement between the Public Employees Federation and Governor Cuomo is not reached by Friday, 716 of the city’s lowest-paid workers will lose their jobs.

There may be plans to outsource services to non-profits if the 3500 public workers who’ve received notice are indeed laid off.

The New York Times takes a look at the “Living Wage” bill and the intense discussion surrounding it.

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