Mixed views emerged from the Chinese community in NYC about the July 21 decision to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Both inside and outside of the fast food industry, employees hope that the Fast Food Wage Board will recommend a raise, El Diario reports.
Eleven Brooklyn workers told El Diario how they were able to recoup over $60,000 in stolen wages despite lacking legal status.
Female factory employees who repack hair products for Quality King on Long Island say that men earn more while performing the same job, reports El Diario.
Independent Sources looks at possibilities for reforming the “tangled web of regulations” that street vendors encounter.
Fast-food employees made their case for a minimum wage hike at a hearing scheduled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, El Diario reports.
Car washers who have denounced wage theft and inhumane working conditions rejoiced as the City Council approved new regulations, El Diario reports.
A job training program gives students at the Williamsburg High School of Architecture and Design a chance to get hands-on experience at the manufacturing company Architectural Grille, reports the Greenpoint Gazette.
The now former owner of a nail salon mentioned in the New York Times piece on the industry tells World Journal that the story misrepresents salon practices due to miscommunication and an over-reliance on the testimony of workers, who in actuality hold the bargaining power.
Mexican-born María works on a farm in the Finger Lakes region but she would rather be around children than apple trees. Her interview, which is part of a project that collects the stories of farmworkers, is published in La Voz.
State Assembly member Ron Kim is sponsoring a bill that would explicitly require the Commission on Increasing Diversity in state government to include the Asian population in its reports on minority hiring, Korea Daily reports.
Excerpts from the Korean-language press in New York reflect the continuing reactions within the community to both the New York Times articles on the nail salon industry and Gov. Cuomo’s announcement of an investigation.
Taco maker Laura Cadena, originally from Mexico, tells Queens Latino that more women are joining the work force and no longer have to depend on the support of family members.
Korean nail salon owners disputed the detailed New York Times report on wage theft and labor abuses in the industry in articles that ran in The Korea Times and Korea Daily.
The Amsterdam News reports that May Day took on “a new meaning” this year with people at Union Square rallying about the issue of police brutality.