MRNY promotes the right
of all workers to a living
wage, dignity, and freedom
to organize on the job. 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 10,000 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.
2012 SPOTLIGHT: MRNY launched a campaign organizing
car wash workers with New York
Communities for Change and the
support of the RWDSU. Workers
at four car washes have already
voted to form unions in one of
NYC 's most exploitative industries.
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.