Post Tagged with: "day laborers"

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.

(Photo via El Diario)

Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Grows on SI

Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Staten Island October 17, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Latinos facing obstacles to find housing and employment in the borough are increasingly threatened by “white Trump fanatics” to be turned in to ICE, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

City-Funded Day Laborer Center Opens in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Women September 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The community organization Worker’s Justice Project opened its new headquarters in Brooklyn thanks to funding from the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Safety liaison Arsecio Ludeña leads a 10-hour construction safety class for immigrant workers in Brooklyn. (Photo by Samia Bouzid for Voices of NY)

‘Safety Liaisons’ for Immigrant Workers

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, New York July 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Members of the Worker’s Justice Project known as “safety liaisons” train Hispanic construction workers in recognizing safety hazards and understanding their rights, in an effort to prevent injuries and deaths on the job.

(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.

(Images via Diario de México)

Wage Theft App for Day Laborers Unveiled This Week

Labor, New York March 28, 2016 at 11:35 am

The Jornalero app, which will help day laborers prevent wage theft and abuse, will start operating on April 1, Diario de México reports.

Pro-day laborers activists ask tough action against unscrupulous contractors. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Workers Fight Back Against Wage Theft ‘Epidemic’

Brooklyn, Labor January 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Pro-immigration activists, domestic employees and day laborers protested what they call a ‘wage theft epidemic’ at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On Jan. 18, 2016, day laborers are picking free winter clothes near the cross of Northern Blvd and Parsons Blvd in Flushing, Queens (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Volunteers Help Day Laborers

East Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens January 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

A Korean nonprofit has been distributing jackets and coats and providing meals to day workers, many of them Latino, reports Korea Daily.

NICE activists speak to day laborers. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Immigrant Activists: 2016 Will Be Key in Fighting Wage Theft

Labor, Latino, New York January 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm

This year, New York organizations and day laborers will pressure lawmakers to pass more severe rules to combat the wage theft “epidemic,” 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.

Workers, activists and politicians arrived at the Bay Parkway Day Laborer Community Job Center in Brooklyn (Photo by William Alatriste via El Diario)

City Grants $500,000 to Support Day Laborers

Labor, Latino, New York August 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm

To help fight an increase in wage theft, city funding will be used to finance support centers for workers, El Diario reports.

The laborers worked in at least five different construction projects in Brooklyn and Queens, owned by the same contractor. (Photo via El Diario)

Day Laborers Conquer Their Fears and Recover Stolen Wages

Crime, Labor, Latino, New York July 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Eleven Brooklyn workers told El Diario how they were able to recoup over $60,000 in stolen wages despite lacking legal status.

Sol Aramendi, from Project Luz, and day laborers Omar Trinidad and Humberto Yescas created the app. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Day Laborers Create an App to Report Abuses

Immigration, Latino, New York, Technology March 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The Wage Theft app will help day laborers protect themselves from fraudulent contractors, El Diario reports.

The municipal ID will have a photo and list the eye color, height, address, emergency contact, and other data.  (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Day Laborers Ready for Municipal ID

Government, New York January 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Jan. 12 was the first day to apply for the NYC muni ID, and day laborers were welcoming its introduction, El Diario reports.