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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.

This green olive tapenade is the product of a co-operative effort by Israelis and Palestinians. (Photo by Leah Koenig)

Voices in Focus: Tapenade, Tamales, Jerk Chicken and Wage Theft

Food, Labor May 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

We found plenty of food stories from the ethnic and community press this Wednesday: a postscript to the Park Slope Food Co-op’s Israel boycott battle; an award for NYC’s “Queen of Tamales”; a Jamaican jerk destination in upper Manhattan; and a chef apprenticeship gone sour in the Lower East Side.

This building at 19 Mott St., owned by Jan Lee, is one of many that were recently taxed to support the Chinatown BID. (Photo by DNAinfo/Julie Shapiro)

Voices in Focus: As Israel Boycott at Co-op Falls, Anti-Boycott Movement Rises

History, Politics March 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Two activists who oppose Israel boycotts are profiled in The Jewish Week; Chinatown businesses question their first bill from a new business improvement district; a Harlem historian plans a “Freedom Trail” of abolitionist sites in New York City; and a Bowery newsstand owner gets a temporary reprieve.

Opinion: ‘The Time has Come for American Jews to go on a Strictly Non-Kosher Diet’

Brooklyn, Food, In the News, Middle Eastern, Opinion February 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Even as the movement to boycott products from Israel in protest of that nation’s treatment of Palestinians gathers steam, The Jewish Daily Forward drew attention to another call to boycott Israeli products — this one from within the Jewish community, and for very different reasons. Shmarya Rosenberg writes in the Forward that consumers who do not want to support a hard-line anti-Zionist ultra-orthodox movement should avoid foods that bear the seal of the Badatz Yerushalayim kosher supervision, as well as that of the Brooklyn-based Central Rabbinical Congress.

About 75 religious leaders and organizations--at least six of them Jewish--signed a letter sent to the mayor that explained the reason for the boycott of his interfaith breakfast.

Jewish leaders have mixed feelings on Muslim boycott

In the News, New York, Politics January 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Members of the Jewish community are expressing mixed feelings on how they view NYPD monitoring of the city’s Muslim community. The NYPD’s reported surveillance on Muslims, which involves undercover operatives infiltrating mosques, evolved into a rallying cry for a boycott of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s annual interfaith breakfast last week.

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