Post Tagged with: "day laborers"

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.

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.

(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.

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.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Comic Book Informs Day Laborers of Their Rights

Immigration, In the News May 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm

New Immigrant Community Empowerment has issued a Spanish-language comic book to inform day laborers of their rights, Diario de Mexico reports.

Day laborer Pedro Auquilla is a graduate of the Azuay University who taught for a decade in vocational schools in Ecuador. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Professionals Back Home, Day Laborers in NY

Immigration, In the News, Labor, Latino, New York March 31, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Many immigrant day laborers used to be college-educated professionals in their countries of origin but can’t practice their profession in New York because of their legal status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrants, primarily day laborers, have been attacked by groups of young men in Englewood, N.J. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Twice The Trouble For Indigenous Day Laborers

In the News, Labor, Latino, Metro Area March 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Some 180 Guatemalan day laborers in Palisades Park, N.J., half of whom speak only an indigenous language, are exposed to exploitation and abuse by contractors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.