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.

Eighty percent of the workers at the nearly 3,000 laundromats in New York are Hispanic and Caribbean women. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Waiting to Clean the City’s Dirty – and Dangerous – Laundry

Caribbean, Government, Labor, Latino, New York May 17, 2016 at 5:19 pm

As a bill to increase work safety in laundromats is stalled in the City Council, thousands of laundry workers – mostly Latina and Caribbean women – are exposed to harmful substances, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sophia H. Kang (Photo via LInkedIn)

A Charge of Discrimination at The Korea Society

East Asian, Labor, Manhattan, Women May 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Sophia H. Kang has charged that The Korea Society discriminated against her in depriving her of advancement opportunities because she is a Korean and a woman, The Korea Times reports.

Luz María Juarez, Ana Martínez, Olga Cuanta and Yeni Ramírez, members of the ¡Sí Se Puede!/We Can Do It! Women's Cooperative, located in Sunset Park, are requesting protection and funding for day laborers in New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Day Laborers Seek Support from City Hall

Government, Labor, Latino, Women May 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

Pro-immigrant organizations and worker cooperatives want the City budget to include the creation of day laborer centers and programs to improve access to health services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Marching through Jackson Heights (Photo from Desis Rising Up & Moving's Twitter page via News India Times)

Bangladeshi Street Vendors in Jackson Heights Speak Up on May Day

Business, Labor, Queens, South Asian May 3, 2016 at 5:14 pm

At a May Day rally in Diversity Plaza, Bangladeshi street vendors railed against the Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association, reports News India Times.

Immigrant workers commemorate International Workers’ Day in Manhattan. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Workers Remember Ecuador and Puerto Rico on May 1

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Manhattan May 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Immigrant groups joined the International Workers’ Day demonstration in Manhattan with demands ranging from the $15 minimum wage to assistance for Puerto Rico and TPS for Ecuadoreans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.