The Guinean community in the Bronx paid their respects to Mamadou Barry on Sept. 25 at the Futa Islamic Center in Morrisania. (Photo by Daniela Castro via Mott Haven Herald)

Guineans in the Bronx Mourn Another Slain Cab Driver

African, Bronx, Crime, Labor October 1, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Just a little more than a year after the killing of cab driver Aboubacar Bah, the Guinean community turned out once more in Morrisania to pay their respects – this time to Mamadou Barry, who died after he was shot on the job, reports Mott Haven Herald.

The founding members of the Damayan Cleaning Cooperative. (Photo via The FilAm)

Filipina Worker-Owned Co-op First of its Kind in the U.S.

Labor, Manhattan, New York, Southeast Asian, Women October 1, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Nine immigrant women have started the Manhattan-based Damayan Cleaning Cooperative, the country’s first Filipina co-op owned by its members, reports The FilAm.

Vigil for domestic workers in Lakewood, New Jersey (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Vigil in Lakewood for Domestic Workers

Jewish, Labor, Latino, Metro Area September 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm

A group of domestic workers and community activists in Lakewood, New Jersey, held a vigil on the eve of Yom Kippur to call for respect for housekeepers, Reporte Hispano reports.

A Diversity Disparity in NYC

A Diversity Disparity in NYC

African, Culture, Labor, New York, Technology September 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm

The latest episode of “Independent Sources” looks at how the tech industry can better reflect the city’s demographics, narrowing the racial pay gap through unionization, and an African playwrights festival.

Seferino Cotzojay, assistant winemaker from Bedell Cellars (Photo via Long Island Wins)

Empowering Latino Wine Workers on Long Island

Labor, Latino, Long Island September 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Latino employees working in the wine industry on Long Island’s East End will get the opportunity to organize and receive educational support through the Long Island Latino Vintners Association, reports Long Island Wins.

"Maleta" ("Suitcase") by Monica “Mona” Lunot-Kuker. (Image via Feet in 2 Worlds)

A Nightmare in Dream City

Labor, Metro Area, Southeast Asian September 11, 2015 at 6:28 pm

In the first episode of Feet in 2 World’s “Dream City” podcast, domestic worker Mona Lunot-Kuker recounts years fighting for labor rights in the Philippines before moving to New Jersey and finding herself mistreated at the hands of her new employer.

Latino workers at the new buildings in the Wrold Trade Center area (Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

Latino Hands Rebuild Ground Zero

Business, Labor, Latino, New York, Real Estate September 11, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Latino workers have been essential to the rehabilitation of Lower Manhattan after the terrorist attacks 14 years ago, El Diario reports.

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Demand Better Working Conditions

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Demand Better Working Conditions

Brooklyn, Jewish, Labor, Latino September 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

House cleaners in Williamsburg ask for a raise to $15 per hour, resting time and adequate cleaning materials and protection, El Diario reports.

City, Mexican Consulate Team Up to Prevent Worker Abuse

City, Mexican Consulate Team Up to Prevent Worker Abuse

Business, Labor, Latino, Mexican, New York August 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm

The Mexican Consulate and OSHA have created an alliance to prevent abuse of Mexican laborers in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

Laid Off for Not Speaking English?

Laid Off for Not Speaking English?

Labor, Latino, New York August 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm

One hundred and fifty cleaning workers have been laid off amid allegations that WeWork is anti-union and discriminates against immigrants, El Diario reports.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer. with members of Ironworkers Local 580, at a press conference Aug.19 announcing his office's efforts to distribute $3.7 million in wages owed workers who were employed by city contractors who failed to pay the prevailing wage. (Photo by Rahimon Nasa for Voices of NY)

Stringer to Distribute $3.7 Million Owed Workers

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, New York, Voices' Picks August 19, 2015 at 5:55 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer is looking to distribute $3.7 million that is owed workers, many of them immigrants, by city contractors who failed to pay the prevailing wage.

Artist Sue Jeong Ka demonstrates her piece on female immigrant labor in the city. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

An Income (In)equality Art Exhibit

Brooklyn, Labor August 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

“In Search of One City: Sensing (in)equality,” on display at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, features a piece on female immigrant workers and other works, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The car wash industry employs many Latino workers (Photo via Queens Latino)

Queens Car Wash Workers Sue for Wages

Labor, Queens August 12, 2015 at 11:44 am

Queens car wash workers have sued a busy car wash owner for wages owed them. Some have worked two decades at the car wash, earning $6 or $7 an hour, reports Queens Latino.

Workers, activists and politicians arrived at the Bay Parkway Day Laborer Community Job Center in Brooklyn (Photo by William Alatriste via El Diario)

City Grants $500,000 to Support Day Laborers

Labor, Latino, New York August 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm

To help fight an increase in wage theft, city funding will be used to finance support centers for workers, El Diario reports.

Workers cheering the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Assesses Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor July 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Mixed views emerged from the Chinese community in NYC about the July 21 decision to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, Sing Tao Daily reports.