FPWA’s policy, advocacy and research arm establishes policy priorities on an annual basis. Priorities are updated as needed to reflect emerging issues.Learn More
FPWA is collaborating with our member agencies and allies to launch several campaigns to build a city of equal opportunity.Learn More
FPWA engages in special projects and initiatives throughout the year that help to achieve our overall mission of serving New York’s most vulnerable.Learn More
FPWA has achieved real and measurable progress toward creating shared prosperity while playing a leading role in advocating for fair and equitable public policies.
FPWA’s policy, advocacy and research team work to substantially and materially improve the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers. We have achieved real and measurable progress toward creating shared prosperity while playing a leading role in advocating for fair and equitable public policies.
*Read our official statement in response to the NYC FY17 budget announcement for more details.
Along with the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), FPWA helped to advocate for the City’s first-ever $11.50 per hour wage floor for social service employees contracted by the City. This increased wage will affect close to 10,000 workers.
$2.1 million was adopted in the FY16 New York City budget to provide for the creation and support of new worker cooperatives and create hundreds of jobs with better wages and improved working conditions.
FPWA led the advocacy efforts of the Day Laborer Workforce Initiative that successfully advocated for the Mayor and City Council to allocate $500,000 to enhance the services provided by day laborer centers, which provide job referrals, workforce development, Know Your Rights trainings, and protection against wage theft.
Through a coalition of advocates, FPWA helped to attain a $1 million investment in the Access Health NYC Initiative to provide for culturally and linguistically competent outreach around health insurance coverage to populations who are uninsured and have barriers to accessing health care.
Through coalitions and with the help our member agencies, FPWA successfully restored programs for vulnerable individuals, children, youth, seniors, and families across generations.
FPWA led the advocacy efforts of the Coalition for Worker Cooperatives that successfully advocated for the Mayor and City Council to allocate $1.2 million for a new Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative that will create jobs and support entrepreneurs.
FPWA was part of the six-member working group responsible for developing the plan that was implemented by Mayor de Blasio making pre-kindergarten free and universal for all four-year-olds in New York City.