Comptroller to Probe Legal Organization’s Housing Court Performance During Strike


Mobilization for Justice has been operating for more than 12 weeks without the workers who typically execute its mission to combat economic injustice—its more than 100 unionized staff. 

MFJ Strike

Adi Talwar

Unionized employees of Mobilization for Justice, Inc. (MFJ) picketing outside MFJ’s Manhattan office on Feb. 27th, 2024.

For more than 12 weeks running, the legal services provider Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) has been operating without the workers who typically execute its mission to combat economic injustice—its more than 100 unionized staff. 

Now, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander is probing the impact of this short-handedness. Specifically in city housing courts, where, prior to February’s strike announcement, over 40 staff attorneys helped tenants fight eviction and sue their landlords to win building repairs.

MFJ workers deserve a fair contract, Lander said in a statement, as they are “on the front lines to protect people from losing the roof over their heads” yet “also struggle to make ends meet.” 





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