Meet Your Mayor


Answer the questions below to see which candidates for NYC mayor agree with you most

Welcome to Meet Your Mayor, which shows you how the candidates’ stands fit with your take on the issues that matter most to New Yorkers.

If you’re new to Meet Your Mayor, learn more about how it works and what to expect now through the June 22 primary.

Answer the following four questions on labor to see which candidates for mayor most closely match the future you want to see for New York City.

Pandemic Recovery

New York City is receiving billions of dollars in pandemic relief from the federal government, much of it intended to help revive the economy. What to do with the funds is largely a local decision.

Question 1 of 4

With hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers facing extended unemployment, which of the following would you make your top priority for investing federal aid dollars?

Candidates who agree with you

Gig Workers

A growing segment of the workforce consists of workers who pick up assignments from apps like Uber or DoorDash, treated by the companies as independent contractors lacking rights of employees, including the right to join a labor union.

Question 2 of 4

Should New York reclassify gig workers — including food deliverers and Uber drivers — as employees?

Candidates who agree with you

City Worker Unions

The mayor of New York City controls contracts with hundreds of thousands of municipal employees and retirees who are members of labor unions, whose wages and benefits are paid by local, state and federal taxpayers.

Question 3 of 4

Which statement best describes your approach to bargaining with municipal labor unions?

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Minimum Wage

New York minimum wages are controlled by New York State, based on the recommendations of a wage board. But local advocacy has led to minimum wages rising higher more rapidly in NYC than the rest of the state, currently $15 an hour.

Question 4 of 4

New York has been a leader in increasing the minimum wage. Should the state increase it above $15 an hour in the first two years of your term?

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Your Labor Matches

  • May 9, 2021: Added Art Chang, Aaron Foldenauer, Paperboy Prince, Joycelyn Taylor and Isaac Wright Jr.

Reporting by Ann Choi and Mónica Cordero, development by Will Welch, editing by Alyssa Katz. Candidate images from Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY, Alejandro Durán/THE CITY, Shutterstock and campaign websites.