A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, TRAINED "WAGE AND
HOUR WATCHERS" FROM COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND LABOR UNIONS WILL HIT
THE STREETS FROM BUSHWICK TO STATEN ISLAND TO LET EMPLOYERS KNOW,
"WE'LL BE WATCHING YOU!"
Workers will spend hours each week
training immigrant workers about their labor rights and how to enforce
them, and educating employers about how to comply with the law. Exploitative employers will be promptly reported to the NYS Department of Labor.
What:A large, lively crowd will assemble on the street outside the NYS
Labor Department's office.
Wage and hour watchers will then travel to Bushwick, Brooklyn to get to
work. They will be handing out pamphlets and speaking to workers and
employers about their rights under state labor law.
Labor Deputy Commissioner Terri Gerstein; Make the Road New
grassroots membership organization of low-income New Yorkers; the
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union; Centro del Inmigrante in
Staten Island; the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local
1500; and The Workplace Project in Long Island.
When:10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 2nd
Where:75 Varick Street, Lower Manhattan.
Photo Opportunity / Interviews with affected workers available
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.