Post Tagged with: "wage theft"

Protests at the Princeton 7-Eleven (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Wage Theft Claims Continue in Princeton

Business, Labor, Latino, Metro Area April 19, 2016 at 11:51 am

A new protest against wage theft in front of a Princeton 7-Eleven highlights an issue that has mobilized community and labor organizations in New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Demonstrators demanded the payment of salaries stolen from three Hispanic workers. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Workers Protest Wage Theft in Princeton, NJ

Labor, Metro Area April 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Pro-immigrant activists denounced widespread wage theft as they demanded the payment of salaries stolen from three Hispanic workers at a Princeton 7-Eleven, Reporte Hispano 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.

Rosa Díaz hands out fliers on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

The Abuelas Who Hand Out Fliers in Queens

Labor, Latino, Queens, Women March 10, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Queens Latino profiles two women on Roosevelt Avenue, both over the age of 60 and living alone in the city, who hand out fliers as their job.

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.

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.

The case of the carwash employees at Vegas Auto Spa is among those cited in the report. (Photo via El Diario)

Report Reveals Systematic Wage Theft in NY

Labor, New York November 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm

According to a new investigation, workers in New York State lose up to $20 million per week in minimum wage violations committed by employers, El Diario reports.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Yeo Ram Choi/Voices of NY)

Opinión: Un trabajo digno merece una paga digna

Government, Immigration, Labor, Opinion August 31, 2016 at 6:23 pm

El Contralor de la Ciudad de Nueva York Scott M. Stringer escribe en este artículo de opinión para Voices of New York sobre los esfuerzos de su oficina para contactar a más de 1.000 trabajadores a quienes les deben $5 millones en salarios y beneficios, los cuales les fueron negados por contratistas financiados por la ciudad.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer, with members of Ironworkers Local 580, at a press conference a year ago announcing his office’s efforts to distribute wages owed workers. (Photo by Rahimon Nasa for Voices of NY)

Opinion: An Honest Day’s Work Deserves an Honest Day’s Pay

Featured Posts, Government, Labor, New York, Opinion August 31, 2016 at 6:22 pm

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer writes in this Op-Ed for Voices of New York about his office’s effort to reach more than 1,000 workers who are owed $5 million in prevailing wages and benefits that they were deprived of by city-funded contractors.

Carwash employees celebrate their victory. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘Carwasheros’ Finally Receive Millions in Unpaid Wages

Labor, Latino, Manhattan June 21, 2016 at 5:29 pm

Eighteen former employees of J.V. Car Wash are paid stolen wages back two years after an agreement was reached, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The car wash industry employs many Latino workers (Photo via Queens Latino)

Queens Car Wash Workers Sue for Wages

Labor, Queens August 12, 2015 at 11:44 am

Queens car wash workers have sued a busy car wash owner for wages owed them. Some have worked two decades at the car wash, earning $6 or $7 an hour, reports Queens Latino.

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.

The bill will benefit some 3,000 “carwasheros” who fought tirelessly for their rights. (Photo via El Diario)

New Law Would Protect ‘Carwasheros’ in NYC

Labor, Latino June 12, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Car washers who have denounced wage theft and inhumane working conditions rejoiced as the City Council approved new regulations, El Diario reports.

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Plenty of Work For Day Laborers

Environment, In the News, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Queens November 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Clean-up and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy have provided day laborers in the metro area with plenty of work opportunities but with these new jobs come increased risks in fraud and health, reports El Diario La Prensa.