Post Tagged with: "domestic workers"

Hasidic children in Monsey, New York, one of the towns in Rockland County with a large Hasidic population. (Photo from Hasidim in USA via The Forward)

Latino Workers Left in the Dark on Measles Outbreak?

Health, Jewish, Latino, New York April 4, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Before Rockland County declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak, few in the local Latino community heard about the infections, reports The Forward.

Blanca Collaguazo talking with María Pérez at Make the Road’s domestic workers support group. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Domestic Workers Join Forces to Fight Sexual Harassment

Labor, Latino, New York March 11, 2019 at 5:07 pm

A group of domestic workers, who are part of Make the Road New York, talk about efforts to curb sexual abuse in their workplace, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Daniela Contreras is a workplace harassment victim. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New Anti-Harassment Unit Targets Employers Abusing Immigrants

Immigration, Labor, New York February 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm

The new, Gender-Based Anti-Harassment Unit of the NYC Commission on Human Rights is fighting sexual abuse cases and providing much-needed help for immigrant domestic workers, El Diario La Prensa reports.

National Domestic Workers’ Alliance (NDWA) helped Silvia Reyes, an immigrant woman who works as a nanny, understand her rights as a worker. (Photo courtesy of NDWA via El Diario)

NYC Domestic Workers’ Struggle Goes National

Labor, New York December 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Domestic workers in New York who have mobilized to fight against labor abuse are encouraged by a proposed national bill of rights on the issue to be introduced by Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

Asian, Black, Caribbean, Immigration, Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm

The Paid Care Division of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs released a first-year report on its activities.

Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

City-Funded Day Laborer Center Opens in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Women September 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The community organization Worker’s Justice Project opened its new headquarters in Brooklyn thanks to funding from the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

A ‘Sisterhood’ of Domestic Workers

A ‘Sisterhood’ of Domestic Workers

Central American, Labor, New York, Video, Women June 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm

BRIC TV follows a member of Domestic Workers United, an organization of African, Caribbean and Latina women who fight against worker exploitation.

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.

NJ Housekeepers Refuse to Work on Their Knees

NJ Housekeepers Refuse to Work on Their Knees

Labor, Metro Area, Women July 8, 2016 at 3:16 pm

A labor organization in Lakewood, New Jersey, keeps pushing for the application of a domestic workers’ bill of rights establishing, for example, that they shouldn’t work on their knees, Diario de México reports.

Immigrant activists will use May 1, International Workers' Day, to protest what they see as the short comings of the proposed immigration reform bill, including that it will take 10 years for many to obtain legal residence. (Photo courtesy of Migrant Power Alliance via El Diario La Prensa)

Immigrants Use May Day for Legalization Push

Immigration, Latino April 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Thousands of immigrant workers will not only reclaim their rights on May 1, International Workers’ Day, they will also raise their voices in unison to demand fair immigration reform, reports El Diario La Prensa and Asian Journal.

Day laborers (Photo from Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Day Laborers Skeptical of ‘Doesn’t Solve Anything’ Reform

Immigration, In the News, Labor, Latino April 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm

El Diario-La Prensa speaks with workers who fear they will be left out of immigration reform because the proposed bill fails to consider the nature of their work when it comes to the requirements for legal residency.

Day laborers (Photo from Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Day Laborers Fear Being Left Out of Immigration Reform

In the News, Labor, Latino, Long Island February 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Based on the initial proposals for an immigration reform bill, undocumented day laborers and domestic workers could run into difficulties proving they’re employed due to the transitory nature of their work, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

Daedema Ramos at a press conference. (Photo by Damayan Via The FilAm)

Diplomat Settles With Filipina Maid

Immigration, Labor, Southeast Asian September 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

A Filipina maid, who was brought to the U.S. by a diplomat who made her work 20-hour days for a few dollars pay, has reached a settlement with her former employer, reports The FilAm. The story points to a growing problem of domestic workers being exploited by diplomats.

Dr. Elnora Calimlim and Dr. Jefferson Calimlim in a November 2006 photo at the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee.  (Via

Voices in Focus: A Pair of Former Doctors Deported for Slavery

Crime, Education July 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Today we have news of a debate over equity in New York City schools; a call for adoption within the African-American community; plans for Salvadorean expatriates to vote in their country’s 2014 presidential elections; more from a controversial study about Asian-Americans; deported slave-holders; and sad news about two independent bookstores.

Anju said she has had difficulty finding an employer that treats her fairly. (Photo by Kamana Shrestha/Women's eNews)

Profile: Raising Others’ Children, a Nanny Misses Her Own

Labor, South Asian June 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Women’s eNews put a human face on the plight of the 1.8 million domestic workers who make $20,000 or less per year, with a profile of a Nepalese nanny who lives in Queens. “Anju” described employers who ranged from inhumane to abusive — as well as the pain of being away from her own daughter.