Labor

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.

(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.

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.

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.

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.

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.