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  • Jose Nicolau (l) gathering data for ACORN (Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now)

    Jose Nicolau (l) gathering data for ACORN (Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now)

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The Film

A Day’s Work, a Day’s Pay follows three welfare recipients in New York City from 1997 to 2000 as they participate in the largest welfare-to-work program in the nation. When forced to work at city jobs for well below the prevailing wage and deprived of the chance to go to school, these individuals decide to fight back, demanding programs that will actually help them move off of welfare and into jobs.

The Filmmakers

  1. Katherine LeichterProducer
  2. Jonathan SkurnikProducer