(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Demand Better Working Conditions

Brooklyn, Jewish, Labor, Latino September 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

House cleaners in Williamsburg ask for a raise to $15 per hour, resting time and adequate cleaning materials and protection, El Diario reports.

Mexican Consul Sandra Fuentes-Berain and City officials signed a new alliance agreement to promote workers’ rights. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City, Mexican Consulate Team Up to Prevent Worker Abuse

Business, Labor, Latino, Mexican, New York August 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm

The Mexican Consulate and OSHA have created an alliance to prevent abuse of Mexican laborers in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

Some of the workers affected by WeWork's termination of a contract with CBM. The 150 employees who were fired represent nearly 90 percent of CBM’s workforce. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Laid Off for Not Speaking English?

Labor, Latino, New York August 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm

One hundred and fifty cleaning workers have been laid off amid allegations that WeWork is anti-union and discriminates against immigrants, El Diario reports.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer. with members of Ironworkers Local 580, at a press conference Aug.19 announcing his office's efforts to distribute $3.7 million in wages owed workers who were employed by city contractors who failed to pay the prevailing wage. (Photo by Rahimon Nasa for Voices of NY)

Stringer to Distribute $3.7 Million Owed Workers

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, New York August 19, 2015 at 5:55 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer is looking to distribute $3.7 million that is owed workers, many of them immigrants, by city contractors who failed to pay the prevailing wage.

Artist Sue Jeong Ka demonstrates her piece on female immigrant labor in the city. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

An Income (In)equality Art Exhibit

Brooklyn, Labor August 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

“In Search of One City: Sensing (in)equality,” on display at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, features a piece on female immigrant workers and other works, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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.

Workers cheering the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Assesses Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor July 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

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.

Mariano Díaz works doing deliveries. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Workers Hope to Get $15 Hourly Wage

Labor, Latino, New York July 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Both inside and outside of the fast food industry, employees hope that the Fast Food Wage Board will recommend a raise, 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.

Female workers of Quality King on Long Island are planning a protest to call for fair wages. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Hispanic Workers on Long Island Demand Equal Pay

Labor, Long Island, Women July 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm

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.

Street Vendors Navigate a ‘Tangled Web’

Street Vendors Navigate a ‘Tangled Web’

Labor, New York July 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Independent Sources looks at possibilities for reforming the “tangled web of regulations” that street vendors encounter.

Héctor Figueroa, President of the 32BJ SEIU union (left,) and Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Workers Raise Their Voices for $15 Minimum Wage

Labor, New York June 16, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Fast-food employees made their case for a minimum wage hike at a hearing scheduled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, El Diario reports.

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.

(Photo via Greenpoint Gazette)

Ready for Work: Students Pick Up Skills (By Making Grilles)

Brooklyn, Education, Labor June 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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.