Labor

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.

Long Island Farm Bureau president Karl Novak, right, and Congressman Lee Zeldin at Saturday’s annual breakfast meeting in Calverton. (Photo by Jen Nuzzo via Riverhead News-Review)

LI Farmers Urge Immigration Reform

Immigration, Labor, Long Island April 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Farmers on Eastern Long Island recently met with Rep. Lee Zeldin to talk about immigration reform as a way to ensure a stable agricultural workforce, reports Riverhead News-Review.

“Dreamer” Yatziri Tovar at the May Day protest announcement. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Workers and Immigrants Gear Up for May 1 Protests

Immigration, Labor, New York April 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Activists and immigrants, including employees of Tom Cat Bakery who are about to lose their job due to a Department of Homeland Security audit, are gearing up for a massive strike and anti-Trump protest on May 1, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Guatemala-born José Ventura, who works at a farm in New York, is asking Albany to approve a benefits law. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Farmworkers Urge Albany to Pass Fair Labor Act

Labor, Latino, New York March 31, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Farmworkers and elected leaders protested in Albany asking for an initiative that would create labor protections for some 80,000 workers employed on farms, mostly Hispanics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

View of the Hudson River in winter. (Photo by Natalie Schuman via La Voz)

An Immigrant Woman’s Testimony

Immigration, Labor, New York March 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

La Voz offers a first-person testimony of an immigrant woman in the Hudson Valley who has fulfilled her dream of earning a diploma in the U.S. after struggling with domestic violence as a child and a life of discrimination and harassment as an undocumented person.

A construction site by the High Line in NYC. (Photo by Timothy Neesam, Creative Commons license)

Worried About Status, Immigrants Forgo Accident Compensation

East Asian, Immigration, Labor March 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Some lawyers say that undocumented immigrants in the Chinese community may be discouraged from seeking compensation for work injuries, while others believe that such suits can still be successful, World Journal reports.

Latinas Building Equality in the Construction Industry

Latinas Building Equality in the Construction Industry

Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As they fight stereotypes and a gender wage gap, many Latinas are making a mark in the construction industry, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A young woman hold sign that reads: “We are the future.” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Calls To Expand Summer Youth Employment Program

Government, Labor, New York, Youth February 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Council members and activists are urging the mayor to increase the Summer Youth Employment Program’s budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

B&H warehouse employees protest outside the store's Ninth Avenue location in Manhattan. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin for Voices of NY)

B&H Workers Protest Electronics Store’s Move to New Jersey

Labor, Latino, Manhattan February 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm

B&H Photo Video warehouse workers and their supporters rallied on Feb. 12 to protest the company’s plans to relocate the warehouse to New Jersey.

Marvin Tavárez, from Local 28, during the protest. Construction workers demonstrate at City Hall. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Construction Workers To Council: Stop the Deaths

Government, Labor, New York February 2, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Construction workers demand in front of the city council the approval of 21 safety measures to stop the string of accidents that have claimed the lives of 30 people – mostly Hispanic – in the last two years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Construction site in Manhattan (Photo by Jazz Guy, Creative Commons)

Could an Apprenticeship Bill Affect Workers of Color?

African American, Labor, Latino, New York January 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Proposed legislation would mandate apprenticeships for construction workers but one group says the requirement would reduce employment of African-American and Hispanic workers, reports Kings County Politics.