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According to the guide, there are three ways in which ICE agents may approach a business to look for undocumented immigrants. The guide was published in a number of languages, including Spanish. (Photo via El Diario)

When ‘La Migra’ Comes to the Workplace

Immigration, Labor July 20, 2017 at 5:22 pm

At a packed presentation at Elmhurst Hospital of the guide “What to Do if Immigration Comes to Your Workplace,” attorneys recommended that employers receive training on how to deal with an ICE raid the same way they do for fire emergencies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Safety liaison Arsecio Ludeña leads a 10-hour construction safety class for immigrant workers in Brooklyn. (Photo by Samia Bouzid for Voices of NY)

‘Safety Liaisons’ Fight for Immigrant Construction Workers

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, New York July 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Members of the Worker’s Justice Project known as “safety liaisons” train Hispanic construction workers in recognizing safety hazards and understanding their rights, in an effort to prevent injuries and deaths on the job.

At 62, Cuban-born William Guerra feels that the dream of the yellow medallion taxi is crumbling down with the support of the local and state authorities. (Photo via El Diario)

Broken Dreams of Medallion Cab Owners

Labor, Latino, New York, Transportation July 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Thousands of NYC immigrants who saw a secure future in medallion taxis say they are at risk of losing their pensions due to the disruption of Uber-like apps, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Heleodora Vivar (Photo via Diario de México)

Heleodora Vivar: A Matriarch Who Defends Her Own

Immigration, Labor, Mexican, New York, Seniors June 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm

A Mexican great-grandmother who’s a Street Vendor Project leader says that if Trump experienced the hardship immigrants go through, he would not survive one day, Diario de México USA reports.

A ‘Sisterhood’ of Domestic Workers

A ‘Sisterhood’ of Domestic Workers

Central American, Labor, New York, Video, Women June 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm

BRIC TV follows a member of Domestic Workers United, an organization of African, Caribbean and Latina women who fight against worker exploitation.

Ingrid Sánchez Eger (Photo via La Voz)

Costa Rican Immigrant Puts Out Many Fires In Poughkeepsie

Labor, Latino, New York June 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

The first Latina to serve as president of the Dutchess County Volunteer Firemen’s Association in Poughkeepsie, Ingrid Sánchez-Eger from Costa Rica, is also a local radio personality and community leader, La Voz reports.

The ‘Invisible Hands’ Supporting the NY Economy

The ‘Invisible Hands’ Supporting the NY Economy

Immigration, Labor, Video May 23, 2017 at 4:25 pm

NYCity News Service’s multimedia report, “Invisible Hands,” documents the contribution of hundreds of thousands of unauthorized laborers in New York City.

Leaders from the five organizations that form the Westchester Labor Alliance, during the press conference. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Alliance Defending Westchester Immigrant Workers Turns Five

Immigration, Labor, Metro Area May 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

The Westchester Labor Alliance, which includes five activist groups, celebrated its fifth anniversary vowing to defend immigrant workers and fight wage theft, Westchester Hispano reports.

Bradley Gerstman speaks in front of the steps of City Hall. (Photo by Camille Padilla Dalmau via El Diario)

Immigrant Cabbies Sue Over Medallion Devaluation

Immigration, Labor, New York, Transportation May 4, 2017 at 6:02 pm

As the value of a city-issued taxi medallion has dropped as much as 70 percent because of competition from Uber and other apps, Hispanic cab drivers are suing the city and TLC arguing they are unable to retire, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The May 1 demonstration aimed to defend the rights of workers and immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Inside the Problems That Brought Workers to March on May 1

Labor, New York May 2, 2017 at 9:57 pm

At a meeting with the city’s Office of Labor Policy and Standards, immigrant workers discussed such concerns as job insecurity, ever-lower wages, inhumane treatment and wage theft, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

(Photo by Zaira Cortes via Diario de México)

Workers Laid Off for Joining ‘Day without Immigrants’ Announce Lawsuit

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Long Island April 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

While 10 Long Island workers fired for participating in the Day Without Immigrants protest are suing their former employers, labor activists help workers avoid being fired if they participate in the next strike, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México report.

(Photo from ICE)

Tightened Immigration Enforcement May Put Chinese Restaurants at Risk

East Asian, Immigration, Labor April 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Attorneys tell World Journal that Chinese restaurant owners could soon become targeted by immigration authorities under the new priorities for federal prosecutors announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

More than 100 people attended the memorial service for Peter Kwong. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Peter Kwong

East Asian, Labor, Manhattan April 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm

At a memorial held in Chinatown, hundreds remembered Peter Kwong, the director of the Asian studies program at Hunter College, and an immigrant and labor advocate, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Bedford Union Armory in Brooklyn (Photo via Kings County Politics)

A Job Training Deal for a Brooklyn Armory Development

Brooklyn, Labor, Real Estate April 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The developer of the Bedford Union Armory in Brooklyn has reached an agreement with 32BJ SEIU to provide on-site training to help local residents to obtain employment in the buildings services business, Kings County Politics reports.