MRNY promotes good jobs
with a living wage and
workers' right to organize. Our work has helped
make New York's worker
protections a model for
the nation. We have:
Led the campaign to win the
landmark state-level Wage
Theft Prevention Act, which
quadruples penalties for wage
theft and protects workers from
retaliation, making New York
the national leader in the fight
against wage theft.
Won $15 million in back wages
and damages for exploited
workers through legal
Trained 12,000 workers how to
stand up for their rights, health,
and safety on the job.
Provided job training,
certifications and placement to
1,000 people each year.
Expanding Civil Rights | Promoting Health | Improving Housing
- Helped win guaranteed paid sick
days for one million NYC workers.
Trained 1,865 workers in workplace
rights, health, and safety.
Placed 275 people in jobs with
an average hourly wage of $13.21,
helped 735 access job training
and certificates, and incubated
a cleaning cooperative to create
living wage jobs.
Provided full legal representation
to 445 low-wage workers to
collect unpaid wages and enforce
Helped win collective bargaining
contracts in six car washes,
turning the tide in the campaign to
organize 5,000 of the city's most
Helped increase the state's hourly
minimum wage from $7.25 to $9,
giving 1.5 million workers a raise.
Winning Workplace Justice | Improving Public Education | Empowering Youth