Caregiver Bárbara Rodríguez talks about how tough her job is. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

City Offers Assistance to Caregivers

Labor, New York, Women August 24, 2016 at 5:45 pm

The City Council approved a law aiming to guarantee the rights of caregivers, many of whom are immigrant women of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Street vendor Aurora Díaz attends a hearing regarding the $1,000 fine she received for selling tacos and hot food at 110th Street and Third Avenue in El Barrio. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latina Street Vendors are the Target of Fines

Labor, Latino, Women August 17, 2016 at 11:31 am

Activists say that Hispanic female street vendors, often mothers, receive the most fines for working without a license, and are asking City Council to change the laws, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Female day laborers, mostly Hispanic, wait for housecleaning work at the corner of Marcy Avenue and Division Street in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Ask for a Place to Gather

Brooklyn, Labor, Latino, Women August 11, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Latinas offering their cleaning services in Williamsburg request a job center in their area to dignify and improve their working conditions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Day laborers in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Day Laborers Coping with Lean Times

Labor, Latino, New York August 3, 2016 at 1:08 pm

While some of the estimated 10,000 immigrant day laborers in New York have better working conditions thanks to job centers, most are facing an unemployment crisis, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Agustina Vazquez and her husband, Miguel de la Cruz sell ices on West 125th Street in Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘We Are Afraid of Working Like This, but Do Not Have a Choice’

Labor, Mexican, New York July 28, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Street vendors ask the city to resolve the issue of licenses already, as fines of up to a thousand dollars become a frequent occurrence, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Members of the new cooperative planning to start a child care business on Staten Island. (Photo by Hector Calderon via Diario de Mexico)

SI Workers’ Cooperative to Open Child Care Center

Business, Immigration, Labor, Staten Island, Youth July 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

A new child care cooperative is being organized on Staten Island, reports Diario de México.

Users of these services, like Rosa de Jesus, will be better protected under the new regulations for laundries. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Workers Rejoice as NYC Regulates Industrial Laundries

Government, Labor, New York July 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

As the City Council approved a series of new hygiene standards for industrial laundries last week, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México reported that workers applauded the measure.

NJ Housekeepers Refuse to Work on Their Knees

NJ Housekeepers Refuse to Work on Their Knees

Labor, Metro Area, Women July 8, 2016 at 3:16 pm

A labor organization in Lakewood, New Jersey, keeps pushing for the application of a domestic workers’ bill of rights establishing, for example, that they shouldn’t work on their knees, Diario de México reports.

Rosa Estrada, who dresses as Minnie Mouse, is obeying the new regulations. The costumed characters, who are mostly Hispanic workers, are now standing in designated areas in Times Square. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Designated Zones Hit Times Square Characters Hard

Labor, Manhattan July 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm

A week after the new restrictions were imposed, Times Square’s costumed characters, who are mostly Hispanic workers, report diminishing profits, El Diario/La Prensa reports.


Cutting Durian in Chinatown

Asian, Food, Labor, Manhattan, Video June 23, 2016 at 11:19 am

SinoVision speaks to the first vendor in Chinatown to offer a durian-cutting service.

Carwash employees celebrate their victory. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘Carwasheros’ Finally Receive Millions in Unpaid Wages

Labor, Latino, Manhattan June 21, 2016 at 5:29 pm

Eighteen former employees of J.V. Car Wash are paid stolen wages back two years after an agreement was reached, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Latina Workers Keep Belmont Park Up and Running

Labor, Long Island, Women June 21, 2016 at 1:29 pm

At Belmont Park, hundreds of Hispanic women live, work and even send their kids to a nursery school at this world-famous horse racetrack, Diario de Mexico reports.

(Photo by Marco Meza via Diario de México)

Organization Fights for Staten Island Workers

Labor, Mexican, Social Services, Staten Island, Youth May 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm

La Colmena, a 250-member organization, seeks to help immigrant workers on Staten Island, Diario de México reports.

Construction workers march in Lower Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Construction Workers Protest Unsafe Working Conditions

Immigration, Labor, Latino May 26, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Hundreds of construction workers marched in Lower Manhattan to protest unsafe working conditions, labor injustices and abuse of immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who joined the march, on the steps of the New York City Council. (Photo via El Diario)

Marching for Farmworker Justice in NYC

Labor, Latino, New York May 24, 2016 at 1:39 pm

New York farm workers protesting their abusive work conditions in a statewide march took to the city’s streets and were joined by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, El Diario/La Prensa reports.