Post Tagged with: "labor abuse"

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.

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.

Language, Incarceration and Exploitation on ‘Asian American Life’

Language, Incarceration and Exploitation on ‘Asian American Life’

Asian, Crime, Labor, Video April 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

This episode of the CUNY TV-produced “Asian American Life” offers a glimpse into Mandarin Chinese classes for kids and adults; the experiences of formerly incarcerated Asian Americans; and the lives of victims exploited Asian employers.

"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.

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.

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