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A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

A Close Look at Paid Care Work in NYC

Asian, Black, Caribbean, Immigration, Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm

The Paid Care Division of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs released a first-year report on its activities.

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Willets Point’s Latino Workers in 360°

Labor, Latino, Queens, Video March 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Queens Latino publishes its first 360-degree virtual reality video, which follows Latino workers in Willets Point, in collaboration with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism students.

(Photo via RiverheadLOCAL)

Guilty Pleas in Latina Group Diner Labor Abuse Case

Food, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Women March 16, 2018 at 11:42 am

In a case raised by Latina justice advocacy group SEPA Mujer, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the guilty pleas of the managers of a Southampton diner who stole wages from workers, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Andrew Yang (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Once a Bullied Asian Kid, Now a 2020 Hopeful

East Asian, Labor, Politics March 2, 2018 at 5:39 pm

In an interview with Sing Tao Daily, presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang pushes for a universal basic income and speaks about running as an Asian American.

Day Laborers must take safety course OSHA 10 or their employers will be fined. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Deadline Arrives for Day Laborers to Get Safety Training

Immigration, Labor, New York February 28, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Starting on March 1, employers or construction companies will be fined if they hire workers – including day laborers – who have not passed an OSHA safety training course, Queens Latino reports.

Photographing Chinese Restaurant Workers

Photographing Chinese Restaurant Workers

Brooklyn, Food, Labor, Video February 27, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Katie Salisbury speaks to BRIC TV about her photojournalism project on the stories of Chinese takeout workers in Brooklyn.

Pausing to take a break in front of the bottle recycling center on 62nd street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. (Photo by Janie Shen via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘For These Grandparents, Every Bottle Counts’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Labor, Seniors February 2, 2018 at 2:17 pm

A photo essay in Feet in 2 Worlds gives a glimpse into the lives of Chinese seniors who collect bottles for recycling in Sunset Park.

Immigration lawyer Christopher Worth speaking at a Riverhead session for Salvadorans with TPS (Photo by Kelly Zegers via Riverhead News-Review)

Advising North Fork Salvadorans

Central American, Economy, Labor, Long Island January 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm

An immigration session was held on Long Island for Salvadorans with TPS, some of whom make up the large number of farmworkers in the area and whose departure could leave a sizable economic impact, reports Riverhead News-Review.

Fast food workers celebrate a wage increase alongside Public Advocate Tish James and Comptroller Scott Stringer. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Fast Food Workers Launch Support Organization

Labor, New York, Social Services January 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm

More than a thousand fast food workers in New York City, many of them immigrants, joined forces in an organization that seeks to protect their rights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Floyd Rumohr is spearheading an effort at Brooklyn Community Pride Center to create an internship program serving LGBTQ youth. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Funding Awarded to Help Brooklyn LGBTQ Interns

Brooklyn, Labor, LGBTQ, Youth January 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Brooklyn Community Pride Center has received a $120,000 grant to fund a paid internship program for the underserved young LGBTQ professionals in Brooklyn, writes Brooklyn Paper.

Dominican-born taxi drivers Belkis Polanco (left) and Hilaria Peña. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Female Cab Drivers Set Up Their Own Safety Networks

Bronx, Dominican, Labor, Manhattan, Transportation, Women January 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Latina taxi drivers in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx talked to El Diario/La Prensa about how they have organized networks to protect each other by constantly sharing information about dangerous areas.

(Photo by wellecks, Creative Commons license)

Council Passes Bill on Diversity in Construction

Labor, New York December 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm

The City Council recently passed legislation intended to “level out the playing field” for employees of color in construction, reports Kings County Politics.

Workers in the warehouse area at UncommonGoods in Sunset Park (Photo by Kadia Goba via The Bridge))

Helping Seasonal Workers to Advance

Brooklyn, Business, Labor December 12, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Brooklyn-based online retailer UncommonGoods tries to help its seasonal workers to secure employment and income after the holiday rush is over, reports Kadia Goba in The Bridge.

Yang Song (right), Shi Yumei (middle) and Song Hai in the restaurant run by Song in Saipan. (Photo provided by the family to World Journal)

Family Tells Story of Masseuse Who Died in Flushing

East Asian, Labor, Queens December 8, 2017 at 5:23 pm

The family of Yang Song, the massage parlor worker in Flushing who jumped to her death over the Thanksgiving weekend, speaks to World Journal about her life in China and Saipan, and the harassment she endured earlier this year.

Construction worker Guadalupe Aguirre (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

About Sexual Harassment, Hispanic Female Workers Say #MeToo

Labor, Latino, New York, Women December 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Beyond Hollywood and the media, El Diario explores numerous cases of city Latinas sexually harassed in such work environments as construction and restaurants.