Post Tagged with: "delivery workers"

Claudia Corcino and Flor Jimenez (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Delivery Workers Fed Up With Police Harassment and ‘Illegal’ Bike Seizures

Labor, Latino, New York May 14, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Delivery workers – estimated to be between 25,000 and 50,000 in New York, mostly immigrants – are denouncing police harassment and bike seizures while the restaurants that hire them avoid accountability, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Delivery workers, such as Jinhua Li, coalesced in Corona Plaza to support a new state bill on e-bikes and scooters which they claim will counteract city policies viewed as discriminatory. (Photo: Mark Hallum via QNS)

Urging Legalization of E-Bikes

Asian, Food, Labor, Latino, New York May 6, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Delivery workers described being targeted by law enforcement for using e-bikes on the job at a press conference on a bill that would legalize the bikes, reports QNS.

Mexican immigrant Ernesto Jiménez works delivering food in New York City. (Photo via El Diario)

Delivery Workers Hope City Will Legalize E-Bikes

Labor, New York, Transportation November 30, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Raising hopes for thousands of delivery workers, many of whom are immigrants, a group of City Council members introduced a package of bills to legalize electric bikes and scooters in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pablo Villavicencio, at his home with his daughters Luciana and Antonia after ICE released him. (Photo via El Diario)

‘They Gave Me My Life Back After I Went Through Hell’

Immigration, Latino, New York July 26, 2018 at 7:47 pm

After spending 53 days in an ICE detention center, pizza delivery man Pablo Villavicencio speaks about returning home to his wife and daughters and about the future, hoping that his permanent residence application is approved, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘Hi, Daddy… When are you coming home?’

‘Hi, Daddy… When are you coming home?’

Immigration, Latino July 23, 2018 at 11:48 pm

As the judge’s decision approaches, the wife of Pablo Villavicencio, the pizza delivery man detained by ICE, tells El Diario about the challenges of suddenly becoming a single mother of two.

Fort Hamilton Army Base by Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in Brooklyn (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

‘They Always Give the Delivery Guys a Problem’

Brooklyn, Food, Labor June 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

Brooklyn Daily speaks to employees of local eateries who describe what deliverymen regularly go through when bringing food to the Fort Hamilton Army Base.

Chinese deliverymen believe that dressing in accordance with the new regulations would be a challenge for them as summertime approaches. (Photo by Yi Chen Tu via World Journal)

Delivery Workers Question New Bike Regulations

East Asian, In the News, Labor, Transportation April 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

New rules require delivery workers to put on protective gear as safety measures. World Journal reports that deliverymen for Chinese restaurants say the regulations are unnecessary and attribute accidents to other vehicles crossing into bike lanes.

The Department of Transportion is cracking down on speedy deliverymen. (James Fanelli via DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: a Safety Crackdown on Food Deliverymen

Business, Politics August 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Among our stories today from New York City’s ethnic and community press: a crackdown on the city’s deliverymen; a call to stand up for voting rights; a vigil to save Alianza Dominicana; profiles of Ponzi scheme victims; and a New Jersey middle school makes Korean classes mandatory.