Suit Against Governor of Alabama Alleges that Blocking Minimum Wage Increase Disproportionately Affected Black Residents of Birmingham and Violated Equal Protection Clause

Levy Ratner’s Bob Stroup is among the attorneys representing Birmingham fast-food workers, the Alabama NAACP and Greater Birmingham Ministries, in a federal civil rights lawsuit charging that Ala. Gov. Robert Bentley illegally blocked a measure that would have raised pay for workers in the predominantly black city to $10.10. The plaintiffs argue that the bill that nullified a…

Victory over Domino’s Pizza’s Unlawful Arbitration Agreement, on Behalf of the Fast Food Workers Committee

The Fast Food Workers Committee, represented by LR’s Micah Wissinger and Gwynne Wilcox, earned a major win in their fight on behalf of fast food workers nationally. In December 2015, the NLRB ruled that Domino’s violated the law by maintaining an arbitration agreement that required employees, as a condition of employment, to waive their rights…

Levy Ratner’s Gwynne Wilcox Elected as Brandworkers’ Newest Board Member

Gwynne Wilcox has been elected to serve as a board member of Brandworkers, a membership organization dedicated to improving working conditions, recovering unpaid wages, and fighting discrimination against the factory workers who make up New York City’s local food industry. For more information on Brandworkers and is efforts on behalf of New York City’s local…

Daniel J. Ratner elected as Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, which honors leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law, has inducted Daniel J. Ratner as a Fellow. In the words of former NLRB Chairman John Truesdale, induction into the College is reserved for those “whose professional achievements symbolize the highest level of expertise, integrity and…

Gwynne A. Wilcox receives the 5th Annual “Tying Communities Together” Labor Award presented by New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates

New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates honored LR’s Gwynne Wilcox by presenting her with the 5th Annual “Tying Communities Together” Labor Award. This award celebrates the accomplishments of labor leaders and advocates who fight tirelessly for the welfare of everyday workers. Also honored were Chris Shelton, International President of CWA; Governor Andrew Cuomo;…

FDNY Electricians Win Settlement of Race Discrimination Claims Against the City of New York

The City of New York agreed to pay $155,000, plus attorneys’ fees, to five black and Latino electricians represented by Levy Ratner in their claims of race discrimination and retaliation against the FDNY. The plaintiffs in Seabrook, et al v. City of New York also won an injunctive relief settlement aimed at advancing cultural change…

Richard Levy Receives Peggy Browning Fund Award for Achievement on Behalf of Workers

Richard A. Levy is honored by the Peggy Browning Fund at its annual New York City reception for his leadership in achieving victories for workers. The Peggy Browning Fund educates and inspires law students to become the next generation of advocates for workplace justice. Levy accepted the award alongside arbitrator Hezekiah Brown and Terry Moore, Business…

Levy Ratner Receives 2013 Movement Builders Award from ALIGN

ALIGN, the Alliance for a Greater New York, honors Levy Ratner, P.C. for over 40 years of successfully fighting for unions and working people, and for defending the Wage Parity Act, which provides living wages for thousands of New York homecare workers. The 2013 Movement Builders Awards is a celebration of leaders from labor, community…

Amicus Brief Filed in the 5th Circuit in Support of Transgender Rights

Levy Ratner’s Micah Wissinger and Robert H. Stroup, on behalf of Oklahomans for Equality, an Oklahoma LGBT advocacy group, filed an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit in support of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.  They argue that the state of Oklahoma should be exempted from an injunction that blocked an Obama administration…