New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller is the representative for Council District 27 in Southeast Queens and its communities of Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, St. Albans, Queens Village, and Springfield Gardens.
Prior to beginning his tenure at the Council in 2014, Daneek was a prominent figure in the labor movement, fighting for both public transit commuters and working families as the President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056.
A student of collective bargaining under the tutelage of transit labor icons such as Roger Toussaint and the late Lawrence Hanley, Daneek achieved victories that preserved the bargaining unit and delivered improved wages, benefits, and services such as paid family leave and health care for transit workers.
As co-chair of the 29 member MTA Labor Coalition that represented over 60,000 workers, Daneek successfully negotiated a first-in-the-nation effort to secure child-care for municipal workers. He is also recognized for his work to restore and enhance the Q27, Q44 and Q77 bus lines, as well as protecting transit riders and workers from assaults.
Since his election to the Council, Daneek has been a leading advocate for the creation of the Long Island Railroad’s ‘Atlantic Ticket’ discount fare for Southeast Queens and East Brooklyn commuters.