September 7, 2016
By Neal Tepel
New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has announced a “Know Your Rights” campaign with labor rights groups, community organizations, the Consulate of Mexico and the Latin American Consulates Coalition to help connect more than 1,000 individuals to over $5 million in unclaimed prevailing wages they are owed.
The campaign will include direct community outreach, social media engagement and the distribution of informational flyers in various languages across the City to raise awareness about prevailing wages.
“Here at the Comptroller’s office, we believe that an honest day’s work deserves an honest day’s pay,” Comptroller Stringer said. “Since taking office, we’ve de-barred 35 companies that have cheated workers out of their rightfully-earned wages and recovered millions for hard-working men and women. We’re joining with a coalition of partners to help ensure everyone knows their rights about prevailing wages and to send a message that we do not tolerate exploitation of workers, no matter their immigration status.”
Labor Rights Week kicked off with “Know Your Rights” campaign to help connect workers with money that is rightfully theirs.Comptroller Stringer urges workers who may have been cheated out of wages on public works projects to visit www.comptroller.nyc.gov/prevailingwage or call (212) 669-4443.