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Como una 'tremenda victoria' fue calificada la votación de los trabajadores de 'carwash' a favor de pertenecer a un sindicato, a la espera de mejores beneficios. As a "tremendous victory" was rated the vote of workers 'carwash' in favor of joining a union, waiting for better benefits. (Photo by Saundi Wilson/EDLP)

Queens Car Washers First to Unionize

Featured Posts, Labor, Queens September 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Workers at Hi-Tek Car Wash & Lube in Queens voted to unionize, becoming the first car wash workers outside of Los Angeles to do so. El Diario/La Prensa’s Gloria Medina interviewed some of the car washers and while most are thrilled, not all share the same enthusiasm.

(Photo via El Diario)

As Moya’s Prospects Improve, So Does Ecuadoreans’ Clout in the City

Culture, Queens, South American August 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Ecuadoreans in Queens celebrated their 35th Independence Day Parade by reflecting on their community’s growing influence in the city, exemplified in the rising prospects of Francisco Moya in the upcoming Democratic City Council primaries, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

Oscar Hernandez, Newspaper Guild representative at El Diario (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

Protest Over El Diario Layoffs

Featured Posts, Latino, Media, Voices' Picks June 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Former employees and their supporters rallied against El Diario’s Argentine owner, impreMedia.

A makeshift memorial for hate crime victim Mark Carson at 396 6th Ave. (Photo by Steve Guttman, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Anti-Gay Killing, Jewish Lessons and a Family’s Denial

Crime, In the News May 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Coverage in the ethnic and community press about a gay murder in the Village includes an interview in El Diario-La Prensa with members of the suspect’s family denying he was driven by hatred of gays and the Jewish perspective from The Jewish Daily Forward.

The owners of the Kum Kang San restaurants, located in Korea Town, Manhattan and Flushing, Queens, are being sued for not paying minimum wage. (Gloria Medina via El Diario)

Waiters, Supermarket Workers Take a Stand on Wage Theft

Business, Labor August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Wage theft is a perennial issue for immigrants in New York City. Two recent El Diario stories tell of low-wage immigrant workers — at a restaurant and a supermarket — fighting back against bosses that they say exploited them.

Gretchen Rojas hugs her mother Blanca after not seeing her for 4 months. (Gloria Medina via El Diario)

Voices in Focus: A Young Star’s Emotional Homecoming

Culture, Housing August 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm

To finish up the week, our roundup of stories from the community and ethnic press includes: the emotional homecoming of an 11-year old TV star; a group of Polish travelers rescued by Polish-American bikers; Korean-language versions of a guide to American real estate; and a mixed-race couple seeking to teach their children tolerance.

Car Wash workers in Jamaica, Queens, demanded better treatment and wages. (Photo by EDLP / Gloria Medina)

Voices in Focus: Obama Scores With Jewish and Indian-American Voters

Labor, Politics May 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Some good news for President Obama from two ethnic communities; South-Asian supporters of the Rutgers student accused of anti-gay bullying plan a rally; car wash workers in Queens protest their work conditions; and a record-breaking fundraiser by an Irish-American charity organization.

Former Restaurant Workers Demand $27K in Unpaid Wages

Former Restaurant Workers Demand $27K in Unpaid Wages

Labor, Latino March 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Wage theft has been a recurring issue for New York City’s Latino community. On March 21, former workers at the restaurant Plaza Garibaldi in Elmhurst, Queens, held a protest, claiming they were cheated out of wages due to them.

Rodolfo Flores is the founder of American Family Community Services. (Photo by Gloria Medina/EDLP)

Immigrant Parents Confront Anger and Domestic Violence

Health, In the News, Queens March 7, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Latino immigrants struggling with anger management, domestic violence and parenting issues meet weekly at classes held by a non-profit organization in Queens, where organizers worry that increased class attendance points to a growing problem in the community.

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