The Wage Justice Center’s team is comprised of dedicated attorneys, legal workers, law students, and organizers. Pro bono attorneys and law school students support our work with volunteer hours. Please contact us if you are interested in helping fight for wage justice.
Our current staff and volunteers include:
Rosanne Bonee, Paralegal
Ana Cisneros Alvarez, Director of Legal Advocacy for the CLEAN Car Wash Campaign
Ashley Cruz, Legal Assistant
Kerith Dilley, Executive Director
Andres Gallegos, Legal Fellow
Jessica Guerrero, Investigator/Client Services Coordinator
Tania Millan, Director of Finance and Administration
Paulette Rodriguez Lopez, Staff Attorney
Jay Shin, Senior Staff Attorney
Scott Sia, Staff Attorney
Matthew Sirolly, Directing Attorney
In 2007, Wage Justice Center was founded by Matthew Sirolly and Melvin Yee with seed funding from Echoing Green. But the need for the Wage Justice Center was identified much earlier. In 2004, Matt & Melvin were law school students at USC Gould School of law. They witnessed the frustration of workers who had not been paid despite performing the work – and the greater frustration of workers who “won” wage theft judgments that went perennially unenforced.
Over the last 10 years, Matt and Melvin have inspired a movement of social justice activists dedicated to bringing basic justice to workers.
Wage Justice Center has specialized expertise in using commercial collections law on behalf of workers.