Crain's New York Business Staff
/ Crain's New York Business
With the Legislature on hiatus, labor and community groups have been working behind the scenes to reconcile Assembly and Senate versions of the Wage Theft Prevention Act passed over the summer. The Assembly bill would more aggressively go after employers that violate wage and hour laws. Make the Road New York, UFCW Local 1500 and others are pressing the Senate, the Assembly and Gov. David Paterson to reach a deal.
Since the November NYC elections, MRNY members have been hard at work setting the agenda for our next mayor, City Council and citywide elected officials.
We kicked off "Talking Transition" with a low-wage worker forum and our attorneys have been staffing a Single Stop clinic around the clock at the Transition tent.
Recently, our youth joined the Transitions conversation to bring education and police reform issues into the spotlight for the new elected officials. 17-year-old youth leader Cheyanne Smith was also profiled in the New York Times for her leadership to make NYC schools more respectful, safe, and dignified places for learning.