Post Tagged with: "construction workers"

Andres Silva (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Inspections Ordered after Hispanic Construction Workers Die

Labor, Latino, New York April 17, 2019 at 5:49 pm

Workers tell El Diario La Prensa that more training and supervision are needed.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announcing a new campaign to return stolen wages, with
Consul General of Ecuador Linda Machuca (in red patterned dress) at left. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Campaign Seeks to Convince Fearful Immigrants to Claim $2.5M in Stolen Wages

Business, Immigration, Labor, New York January 25, 2019 at 4:47 pm

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer launched a campaign to return over $2.5 million in unclaimed stolen wages, targeting mostly Hispanic workers who are often too afraid to claim them, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Day Laborers must take safety course OSHA 10 or their employers will be fined. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Deadline Arrives for Day Laborers to Get Safety Training

Immigration, Labor, New York February 28, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Starting on March 1, employers or construction companies will be fined if they hire workers – including day laborers – who have not passed an OSHA safety training course, Queens Latino reports.

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Council Passes Bill on Diversity in Construction

Labor, New York December 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm

The City Council recently passed legislation intended to “level out the playing field” for employees of color in construction, reports Kings County Politics.

Safety liaison Arsecio Ludeña leads a 10-hour construction safety class for immigrant workers in Brooklyn. (Photo by Samia Bouzid for Voices of NY)

‘Safety Liaisons’ for Immigrant Workers

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, New York July 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Members of the Worker’s Justice Project known as “safety liaisons” train Hispanic construction workers in recognizing safety hazards and understanding their rights, in an effort to prevent injuries and deaths on the job.

Latinas Building Equality in the Construction Industry

Latinas Building Equality in the Construction Industry

Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As they fight stereotypes and a gender wage gap, many Latinas are making a mark in the construction industry, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Construction workers march in Lower Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Construction Workers Protest Unsafe Working Conditions

Immigration, Labor, Latino May 26, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Hundreds of construction workers marched in Lower Manhattan to protest unsafe working conditions, labor injustices and abuse of immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Marvin Tavárez, from Local 28, during the protest. Construction workers demonstrate at City Hall. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Construction Workers To Council: Stop the Deaths

Government, Labor, New York February 2, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Construction workers demand in front of the city council the approval of 21 safety measures to stop the string of accidents that have claimed the lives of 30 people – mostly Hispanic – in the last two years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Construction site in Manhattan (Photo by Jazz Guy, Creative Commons)

Could an Apprenticeship Bill Affect Workers of Color?

African American, Labor, Latino, New York January 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Proposed legislation would mandate apprenticeships for construction workers but one group says the requirement would reduce employment of African-American and Hispanic workers, reports Kings County Politics.

Workers at a construction site in New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Seeks to Halt Hispanic Construction Worker Deaths

Labor, Latino, New York October 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm

The Manhattan district attorney has launched a campaign to crack down on fake OSHA cards, which may be behind the death of many Hispanic construction workers, and exchange them for free safety training hours, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Construction workers marched near City Hall in Manhattan. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Thousands of Construction Workers Demand More Safety

Labor, Manhattan December 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm

As 16 construction workers have died in the city this year, thousands of protesters demanded more safety on the job, 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.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Safety Concerns for Latino Construction Workers

In the News, Labor, Latino, Metro Area June 6, 2014 at 1:35 pm

As the U.S. Department of Labor prepared to offer safety training for construction workers, Diario de Mexico visited various construction sites to ask workers about conditions.

Construction business owners say this year's winter is the worst they have seen in their career. (Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish-owned Construction Businesses Suffer in Harsh Winter

Eastern European, Environment, In the News, Labor February 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Repeated snowfalls and cold weather this winter have hampered construction, affecting Polish-owned businesses and Polish workers in the New York area, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Construction worker and gardener Maggy Guzmán, of Morristown, N.J. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Female Construction Workers Fight the Odds

Labor, Women January 28, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Women in construction often face discrimination and harassment but some are fighting back, reports El Diario-La Prensa.