Economic Justice

Our work documents and challenges practices that disadvantage low-income New Yorkers and people of color in the marketplace and workplace.
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The Poor Pay More... for Less NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Documented the victimization of thousands of low-income homeowners by contractors collaborating with predatory lenders. Led to license revocation of 41 NYC home improvement contractors. Other reports in this series showed how New Yorkers in low-income communities paid more for groceries, auto insurance and retail banking services.
It's No Accident: Examining New York's Workplace Deaths and the Construction Industry New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health This report reviewed occupational fatalities in New York State in 2012 and found that most deaths could have been prevented had OSHA more effectively enforced worker safety regulations.

What we can do

  • Investigative reports
  • Policy papers
  • Public testimony
  • Public hearings
  • Advocacy

Who we have worked for

  • New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
  • State Senator Franz S. Leichter (Manhattan)
  • Office of the NYC Public Advocate
  • Office of the NYC Comptroller