Post Tagged with: "immigrant workers"

Tom Cat employees (Photo via Brandworkers)

Tom Cat Bakery Workers Call for a ‘Day Without Bread’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Queens April 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm

On April 21, immigrant workers of Tom Cat Bakery will protest outside the business as part of their “Day Without Bread” initiative, reports LIC Post. BKLYNER reports on two Brooklyn restaurants supporting the campaign.

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli addressing reporters at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY GRaduate School of Journalism (Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

DiNapoli Details Immigrants’ ‘Vital’ Contribution to Economy

Economy, Immigration November 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Immigrants generate one-third of NY’s gross city product, found a report released by NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Opinion: Construction Deaths are Avoidable

Opinion: Construction Deaths are Avoidable

Labor, Opinion July 24, 2013 at 11:45 pm

A piece in El Diario-La Prensa calls on the city to improve training and safety standards among private developers in order to prevent construction site deaths, which immigrant workers are at a higher risk of facing.

Photo by Skyler Reid

Special Report: Employers Turn Their Backs on Undocumented Workers Injured on the Job

In N.Y. and 27 other states, undocumented workers are entitled to workers’ compensation but many immigrants are unaware of these protections and are reluctant to confront their employers when they are injured on the job. They fear their bosses will fire them or worse, rat them out to immigration authorities.

Rogelio Ronco found out he had kidney failure in 2008. (Josey Bartlett via Queens Chronicle)

Voices in Focus: Jewish Groups Take Bulk of Anti-Terror Program Funds

Crime, Culture July 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Today from the ethnic and community press we have a chilling report on human trafficking, an update on the Jewish Daily Forward’s investigation into a federal program that helps non-profits prepare for terror attacks, and an immigrants’ art exhibit in Queens.