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(Images via Diario de México)

Wage Theft App for Day Laborers Unveiled This Week

Labor, New York March 28, 2016 at 11:35 am

The Jornalero app, which will help day laborers prevent wage theft and abuse, will start operating on April 1, Diario de México reports.

NICE activists speak to day laborers. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Immigrant Activists: 2016 Will Be Key in Fighting Wage Theft

Labor, Latino, New York January 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm

This year, New York organizations and day laborers will pressure lawmakers to pass more severe rules to combat the wage theft “epidemic,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sol Aramendi, from Project Luz, and day laborers Omar Trinidad and Humberto Yescas created the app. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Day Laborers Create an App to Report Abuses

Immigration, Latino, New York, Technology March 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The Wage Theft app will help day laborers protect themselves from fraudulent contractors, El Diario reports.

Laborers defy the cold daily for employment on the corner of 69th Street and Broadway in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario La Prensa)

New York Neglects to Protect Day Laborers

Labor, Latino, Queens December 30, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Advocates for day laborers will urge the de Blasio administration to devote more resources toward centers to help immigrant workers receive a fair wage and work in safe conditions, reports Juan Matossian of El Diario La Prensa.

Different Groups, Same Grievances

Different Groups, Same Grievances

Education, Immigration, Latino, Social Services, South Asian January 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Latino and Asian immigrants met with local officials at a forum in Jackson Heights, Queens, to voice collective concerns on working conditions, education, health and public spaces, reported Queens Latino.

Roosevelt Avenue at 82nd St. (Photo by Doug Letterman, Flickr Creative Commons)

Report Exposes Fraud Against Immigrants Along Roosevelt Ave.

Crime, Immigration, Latino, Queens October 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

A new report, entitled “Dreams and Schemes in Queens, New York,” examines how employment agencies and immigration service providers swindle immigrants along Roosevelt Avenue, QueensLatino reported.

(Photo via The Indypendent)

Fingerprint-Sharing Program Increases Immigrant Mistrust of NYPD

Crime, Immigration August 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Ten weeks since the Secure Communities information-sharing system between police and immigration authorities went into effect in New York City, The Indypendent examines how the controversial program has played out in immigrant communities.

“José Busca Legalizarse” (José Seeks Legal Status)

New Comic Book Warns Immigrants of Scams

Immigration, Latino May 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

A Jackson Heights-based immigrant advocate group has put out a Spanish graphic novel, “José Busca Legalizarse” (José Seeks Legal Status), to warn immigrants about potential immigration fraud.

A Liquors store in Queens (Photo from EDLP)

Latinos Seeking Liquor Licences Charge Discrimination

Economy, Featured Posts, Latino April 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Some Latino business owners in Queens have accused their local community board of discriminating against them when they applied for liquor licenses. A board member denied the charge.