City workers are essential to keeping the public clean, safe, and functioning smoothly. A significant portion of infrastructure, however, is not actually owned by the city. The MTA, for instance, which runs New York City’s subway system, is operated as a private corporation. But transportation is just one of many critical public services to cities. As such, many city workers are hired as private contractors through third parties, like the MTA, to perform essential work.
City workers are entitled to prevailing