I. Daneek Miller has proudly represented Council District 27 since January 2014. He serves as the Chair of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor. He also sits on the Finance, Contracts, Economic Development and Transportation committees. Under Daneek's leadership, Council District 27 has enjoyed an increased investment in sewer infrastructure, arts programming, Universal Pre-K provisions, and affordable housing projects.
As Chair of the Civil Service and Labor Committee, he oversaw significant laws that changed the lives of working families: expansion of paid sick leave, paid family for public employees, workforce protections for building service, school custodial and grocery store workers, and fair and predictable work hours for fast food workers.
Daneek supported school bus drivers, prevented wage theft for school custodial workers and secured reforms from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) that reduced the number of provisional employees in the City’s workforce. He also worked to reduce wage disparities between men and women, and sponsored legislation to enforce pay equity for the city’s workforce.
Daneek’s outstanding record of advocacy also includes: bringing Participatory Budgeting to Council District 27, promoting citywide transit equity, regulating the dollar van industry, protecting MTA bus drivers, introducing a mortgage buyback program to keep families in their homes, constructing local affordable housing, adding security cameras in schools and NYCHA buildings, adding more technology for our schools, increasing safety at construction sites, funding the Jamaica Bus Depot to improve bus service, creating Municipal ID cards, and condemning Islamophobia.