Labor

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.

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Cap on Ride-Hail Vehicles Approved by Council

Government, Labor, New York, Transportation August 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The City Council passed regulations that put a yearlong cap on new licenses for ride-sharing companies. The move follows a spate of suicides among taxi drivers who faced intense financial burdens.

(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.

The Brownsville Community Culinary Center offers free sliders and ice cream and ice tea to the neighborhood.
Chloe Hadley (L) and Travis Maxwell (R) cook jerk chicken and sliders. For a neighborhood celebration, BCCC students Chloe Hadley, left, and Travis Maxwell cooked jerk chicken and sliders (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein via The Bridge)

Food and Jobs on the Menu in Brownsville

African, Brooklyn, Food, Labor, Youth July 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

For a year now, the Brownsville Community Culinary Center has served up food “inspired by the history of the African diaspora” and offered a culinary training program, reports The Bridge.

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.

Taxi drivers demand better conditions after the recent wave of suicides. (Photo via El Diario)

Taxi Drivers Demand Solutions to End Driver Suicides

Labor, New York, Transportation June 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm

After six New York taxi drivers have taken their lives in the last few months because they cannot afford to pay for their medallions – most of them immigrants – a group of colleagues protested in front of City Hall asking for more regulation of ride-hailing apps, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Fort Hamilton Army Base by Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in Brooklyn (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

‘They Always Give the Delivery Guys a Problem’

Brooklyn, Food, Labor June 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

Brooklyn Daily speaks to employees of local eateries who describe what deliverymen regularly go through when bringing food to the Fort Hamilton Army Base.

Pablo Villavicencio, the pizza delivery man at risk of being deported. (Photo via El Diario)

Man Turned In to ICE After Delivering Pizza to Military Base

Brooklyn, Labor, South American June 5, 2018 at 5:13 pm

The case of a pizza delivery man who now risks deportation after being reported by a U.S. Army soldier has unsettled pro-immigrant groups in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Richard Chow with a photo of his brother Kenny Chow, a taxi driver who died in an apparent suicide. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

The Immigrant Story of the Chinese Taxi Driver Who Took His Life

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York May 29, 2018 at 5:37 pm

The brother of Yu Mein “Kenny” Chow, a Chinese taxi driver who died in an apparent suicide, tells Sing Tao Daily about the “enormous pressure” Kenny faced.

Photo via El Diario

NYC Workers Embrace Immigrants’ Struggle on May Day

Immigration, Labor, New York May 2, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Activists, union leaders and immigrants gathered in several May 1 demonstrations to proclaim that the struggle for workers’ rights is tied to the immigration struggle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The workers are members of Brandworkers, a labor advocacy nonprofit. (Screen shot from footage by Sarah Garrahan)

Former Tom Cat Bakery Workers, a Year Later

Labor, New York May 1, 2018 at 2:33 pm

In a video for Queens Latino, a former Tom Cat Bakery worker speaks about the labor protections campaign he and his former colleagues continue to wage.

P.O. Joseph Vincent addressing the crowd attending the first 6th precinct NYPD Build The Block meeting for sector Charlie in Greenwich Village. The meeting took place On the evening of April 18th in space provided by Saint Johns Lutheran Church on Christopher Street. In attendance were about 25 residents of the area. P.O. Joseph Vincent, P.O.Nicholas Virgilio and their Boss Sargent Christopher Carlsen conducted the meeting. Some topics discussed at the meeting were late night noise by neighbors, Street vendors, Pan handlers, package thefts, drug sales, people riding bicycles on sidewalks, noisy kids on stoops late at night. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Neighborhood NYPD Meetings Have ‘a Long Way to Go’

Labor, New York, Police, Youth April 24, 2018 at 4:56 pm

City Limits reporters observed that neighborhood policing initiatives like “Build the Block” meetings have not reached intended audiences such as youths and police skeptics, as well as street vendors.

(L-R) Monvelyno and Riva Nyri Precil performing during the I Am Kreyol capsule collection preview. (Photo by Delfine Kernizan via The Haitian Times)

‘I Am Kréyol’ for Haitian Women

Business, Caribbean, Labor, Manhattan, Women April 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Joelle Fontaine, the designer behind the I Am Kréyol fashion line, speaks to The Haitian Times about her goal of producing an entire collection in Haiti and creating jobs for women.