Post Tagged with: "wage theft"

Wage theft victim Raúl Alarcón with Assembly Member Catalina Cruz and Manuel Castro, from NICE (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Making Wage Theft Punishable by Imprisonment

Immigration, Labor May 22, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Assembly Member Catalina Cruz unveiled a proposal to turn wage theft into a crime punishable with prison time in New York State, in a bid to put an end to a widespread practice that is exploiting immigrants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announcing a new campaign to return stolen wages, with
Consul General of Ecuador Linda Machuca (in red patterned dress) at left. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Campaign Seeks to Convince Fearful Immigrants to Claim $2.5M in Stolen Wages

Business, Immigration, Labor, New York January 25, 2019 at 4:47 pm

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer launched a campaign to return over $2.5 million in unclaimed stolen wages, targeting mostly Hispanic workers who are often too afraid to claim them, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Mexican immigrant Alfredo Alegría, a victim of wage theft. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

Activists: Wage Theft Remains Rampant Despite Prevention Laws

Labor, New York December 6, 2018 at 2:01 pm

According to activist groups and workers, a landmark wage theft law has not fulfilled its promise seven years after its approval, and the Department of Labor is too underfunded to enforce it, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The advocates’ coalition that promoted the anti-wage theft bill. (Photo via El Diario)

In Westchester, County Exec Signs Anti-Wage Theft Bill

Labor, New York December 4, 2018 at 5:52 pm

Pro-immigrant organizations cheered as the Westchester government signed into law an anti-wage theft bill at a community center that promoted it for two years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Westchester County legislators Nancy Barr and Christopher A. Johnson, surrounded by workers during the bill's presentation. (Photo via El Diario)

Westchester Looks to Protect Workers from Wage Theft

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Metro Area September 19, 2018 at 5:26 pm

A bill seeks to protect Westchester construction workers – who are mostly immigrants – from such abusive labor practices as wage theft, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Carol Khaldoun, who cares for elderly people, demands a closer supervision of home care agencies. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Senior Caregivers Demand Unpaid Wages

Labor, New York, Seniors September 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm

A city investigation found widespread labor law violations, including unpaid wages and sick days, against elderly caregivers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Manuel, who works in a Manhattan restaurant, reported that his employers have threatened him. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

More Employers Threaten Undocumented Workers

Immigration, Labor, New York August 29, 2018 at 4:37 pm

As more employers harass immigrant workers by asking about their status and taunting them with pro-Trump comments, the city is encouraging workers to report abuses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via El Diario)

Worker, Back in Ecuador, Recovers 40K in Stolen Wages

Labor, New York, South American August 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Thanks to the help of a union, the Consulate General of Ecuador and the city comptroller’s office, an Ecuadorean worker recovered $40,000 in wages stolen by his employer years after moving back to his country, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Two of the nail technicians who demonstrated on Tuesday for a higher minimum tipped wage.(Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Demanding an End to the ‘Tipped Wage’

Labor, New York June 21, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Nail technicians and car washers, mostly immigrants, told of their problems with underpayment and wage theft at a New York State hearing on tipped wage jobs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Protests at the Princeton 7-Eleven (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Wage Theft Claims Continue in Princeton

Business, Labor, Latino, Metro Area April 19, 2016 at 11:51 am

A new protest against wage theft in front of a Princeton 7-Eleven highlights an issue that has mobilized community and labor organizations in New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Demonstrators demanded the payment of salaries stolen from three Hispanic workers. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Workers Protest Wage Theft in Princeton, NJ

Labor, Metro Area April 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Pro-immigrant activists denounced widespread wage theft as they demanded the payment of salaries stolen from three Hispanic workers at a Princeton 7-Eleven, Reporte Hispano reports.

(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.

Rosa Díaz hands out fliers on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

The Abuelas Who Hand Out Fliers in Queens

Labor, Latino, Queens, Women March 10, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Queens Latino profiles two women on Roosevelt Avenue, both over the age of 60 and living alone in the city, who hand out fliers as their job.

Pro-day laborers activists ask tough action against unscrupulous contractors. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Workers Fight Back Against Wage Theft ‘Epidemic’

Brooklyn, Labor January 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Pro-immigration activists, domestic employees and day laborers protested what they call a ‘wage theft epidemic’ at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, El Diario/La Prensa 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.