Meet the Honorees: Camille Rivera

Camille Rivera is the Executive Director of UnitedNY, which has been instrumental in helping to elevate the voices of New York’s unemployed and low-wage workers in the fight for economic oversight and accountability. The group has been extremely active over the past year in building support for job creation, wage fairness, and worker justice here in New York City. The group has organized events such as the October 5 Community and Labor March from Foley Square to Zuccotti Park, the November 17th Rally and March for Jobs and Justice, the April 17th Day of Action to Reclaim Tax Day for the 99-percent, and most recently, the July 24th Day of Action for Low-Wage Workers. UnitedNY was an active part of the coalition that successfully saved the millionaires’ tax in New York and is helping to organize low-wage workers in multiple industries into unions.

A Bronx native, Ms. Rivera is a graduate of Queens College. She is a former Community Organizer with the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), and a former Deputy Political Director with SEIU 32BJ. Ms. Rivera is also a leader in the Working Families Party.

She will be honored at MYD’s Young Gets It Done awards on Wednesday, August 22nd.  You can buy your tickets HERE.