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:
Ana Cisneros Alvarez
Executive Director & Legal Director
Director of Finance and Administration
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 13 years, The Wage Justice Center has inspired a movement of social justice activists dedicated to bringing basic justice to workers.
The Wage Justice Center has acquired an specialized expertise in using commercial collections law on behalf of workers.
We’re proud to list our Wage Justice Center Staff/Volunteer Alumni:
Yvonne Garcia Medrano
Paulette Rodriguez Lopez
And of course our beloved founders, Matt Sirolly & Melvin Yee!
We’ve just started listing alumni – if you are an alumni who is not listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll update our list.