Post Tagged with: "minimum wage"

Thousands of fast food employees went on strike yesterday to demand a raise of the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario).

Hispanic Fast Food Workers Join Global Strike

Economy, Labor, Latino, New York May 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Hispanic workers in New York who were among the thousands of fast food chain employees who went on strike to demand a raise in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The $420 that Silvina Azuara earns every month as a cashier is not enough to cover the basic living necessities. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Low-income Latino Families Hang by a Thread

Labor, Latino December 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm

A new study says that about 50 percent of low-wage service workers in NYC barely earn $27,000 a year, which pays for about two-thirds of their basic needs, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Photo by Melanie Bencosme

14,000 Wage Theft Cases Pending in NYS

Government, Labor November 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm

The Coalition for a Real Minimum-Wage Increase held a rally to reveal that its Freedom of Information Act request found that there are 14,000 open cases of unpaid wages at the New York State Department of Labor.

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.

Cleaner Pins Hopes on N.J.’s Proposed Minimum Wage Increase

Labor May 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm

With legislation to increase New Jersey’s minimum wage to $8.50 making its way through the state legislature, Women’s eNews told the story of Rosalina Miranda, a 50-year-old Salvadorian New Jersey resident who cleans several office buildings and private houses for $7.25 an hour.

María Pichardo said she would like an increase in the minimum wage so she can send her son, Jhojandy, to a better school. (Photo by Jose Acosta/El Diario)

For a Bronx Single Mother, Minimum Wage Debate is More Than Just Politics

In the News, Labor, Politics May 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

With a bill to increase the minimum wage stalled in the state legislature, one single mother in the Bronx told El Diario La Prensa about her struggles to make ends meet.

Tapia Alfredo prepares a sub at the Subway on 149th St. in Mott Haven. (Photo by Anika Anand / Mott Haven Herald)

Workers: Proposed Wage Hike Won’t Solve Problem

Bronx, Economy March 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

In the Bronx, where a state senator has proposed raising the minimum wage and tying it to inflation rates going forward, low-wage workers welcomed the proposal but said it doesn’t go far enough, The Mott Haven Herald reported.

The Veranda club, on 7th Avenue in the West Village, must compensate a group of former employees who alleged labor violations. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Jewish Students Stand With Muslim Peers

Crime, Economy March 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Jewish student groups stand in solidarity with Muslim groups after revelations of NYPD surveillance; a West Village club must pay $200,000 to a group of former employees who alleged labor abuses; a banker stabs a taxi driver in what authorities are calling a hate crime; and a mother is arrested and then deported after protesting her home’s foreclosure in Los Angeles.

Voices in Focus: Giants Celebrations, Immigration Law and a Soul Flash Mob

Culture, Economy, Latino February 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

In this morning’s linkfest, we have Superbowl celebrations, news for low-wage workers, and some impressive disco dancing.

African Americans support minimum wage increase

Economy, In the News, New York December 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows nearly 85 percent of Black voters are in favor of a bill that would increase the minimum wage in New York City for employees of city-subsidized future developments. The minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour. The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act wouldRead More