Mar 29, 2024 | News Story

NYC Comptroller and CLC Host Inaugural Workers’ Rights Convening

On Wednesday, the Office of the New York City Comptroller and the NYC CLC hosted a Workers’ Rights Convening at the CUNY School of Law. This inaugural event built on the recent surge of workplace organizing campaigns and focused on building worker power, bringing together organizers and advocates from across labor, workers’ rights organizations, academia, and government to network and share ideas. NYC Comptroller Brad Lander and CLC President Vinny Alvarez delivered remarks alongside NYC Council Labor Chair Carmen De La Rosa, acclaimed Journalist and Author of “Fight Like Hell” Kim Kelly, and Director of Workers Rights at the Office of the NYC Comptroller Claudia Henriquez.

The program included breakout sessions focused on Investor Stewardship and Worker Standards, The Role of Local Government, and Unions, Worker Centers, and Communities. Panelists included representatives from the CLC, Adhikaar, 32BJ SEIU, SEIU, ALIGN, LECET, Los Deliveristas Unidos/Worker’s Justice Project, NABTU, New Immigrant Community Empowerment, NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, and NYU Wagner Labor Initiative.