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Ana Ruiz, from Guatemala, suffered discrimination at her workplace due to her national origin. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario)

Workplace Discrimination Complaints on the Rise in New York

Central American, Immigration, Labor, Mexican September 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The case of a Guatemalan worker discriminated against by Mexicans highlights a 60 percent increase in labor complaints in New York over mistreatment based on race, religion and gender, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

City-Funded Day Laborer Center Opens in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Women September 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The community organization Worker’s Justice Project opened its new headquarters in Brooklyn thanks to funding from the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

This is the second summer in a row Luka Koprivica has come from Montenegro on the J-1 visa program to work at Hellenic Snack Bar in East Marion. (Photo by Rachel Siford via Times Review)

Worries on LI Over the Future of the J-1 Visa

Business, Labor, Long Island September 8, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Business owners in North and South Fork voice concerns over the possibility that the J-1 visa program will be eliminated, report East Hampton Star and Riverhead-News Review.

Oak Pizzeria Napoletana (Photo via La Voz)

In the Hudson Valley, ‘Workers Here are Very Worried’

Food, Immigration, Labor, New York September 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm

A pizzeria owner in the Hudson Valley speaks to La Voz about how a local ICE raid affected the restaurant.

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’ for Immigrant 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.