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Members like Augusto partnered with the City Department of Consumer Affairs to get the word out about these historic new worker protections.
 
Starting July 30, 2014, workers in NYC can now take paid sick days under the recent expansion of the Earned Sick Time Act that MRNY members helped to win.
 
Building upon the original law, now workers at businesses with 5 employees or more can earn up to 5 paid days off per year to care for themselves or a sick family member. No worker in NYC can be fired for taking a sick day.
 
Know your rights about Paid Sick Days! Click here for more information.

¡Conozca sus derechos sobre Días de Enfermedad Pagados! Haga clic aquí para más información.
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS
Juan Carlos and his son Axel march in Washington DC

"If we don't speak up, and we stay silent, they'll never listen to us." That's what Juan Carlos Valdez told the New York Times in this new video in which his family bravely shared their immigration story.

Please join them in calling on President Obama to step up and protect all 11 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Read more...

CIVIL RIGHTS

On July 1, New York City became the first city in the nation to provide full legal representation to all immigrants in detention who are facing deportation. Every year, for thousands of immigrants in this situation, it is virtually impossible to defend themselves against deportation without having the basic right to a public defender. Read more...

LGBTQ

9th Annual Bushwick Pride March

First it was Pride Week, then it was Pride Month -- Now we're highlighting the work of our LGBTQ leaders all summer long!

Click through to read more about our work to end workplace discrimination, stop police harassment and use of condoms-as-evidence, create equal access to healthcare, stop LGBTQ deportations, and make our schools safe for everyone. Read more...


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Advocates Demand Action from Mangano on Language Access
Long Island Wins 8/19/14
By Christian Bonawandt
One Family Faces the Immigration Debate
New York Times 8/18/14
By Emily B. Hager