A City Council bill would require people who dress up as characters like Batwoman and work for tips to apply for a license and submit their fingerprints, reports El Diario.
In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: The City Council opts out of the Secure Communities program, New Immigrant Community Empowerment talks about using a graphic novel to fight employment agency fraud, and a syringe exchange program not without controversy.
A local organization has published a graphic novel in Spanish to educate immigrants about fraud in job agencies, El Diario reports.
Once a center for employment agencies in Chinatown, Eldridge Street has lost its luster, and agencies have followed their customers to Sunset Park and Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.
After a bottle collector was fatally hit by a car, World Journal reports on Chinese seniors like her who endure the grueling work to make ends meet.
Chinatown employment agencies are having a hard time filling jobs, World Journal reports, with even recent immigrants becoming more selective.
Get a perspective of street vending from a Washington Heights vendor and the founder of a street vendor “union” in a Feet in 2 Worlds video.
Workers want Gov. Cuomo to eliminate the sub-minimum wage so that tipped workers can receive the same minimum wage as others, Manhattan Times reports.
Brooklyn Based writes about the forthcoming Bushwick Pride parade, whose organizers say there is a long-established black and Latino LGBTQ community that objects to recent arrivals touting a “newer, friendlier gay Bushwick.”
Martine Fougeron’s photos of the workers and workplaces of Port Morris and Hunts Point are now on display, reports Hunts Point Express.
Serbian native Milan Mumin’s story of rock star-turned-taxi driver has been turned into the film “Love Hunter.” CUNY TV’s Independent Sources sits down with its star and co-producer.
As the U.S. Department of Labor prepared to offer safety training for construction workers, Diario de Mexico visited various construction sites to ask workers about conditions.
A $3.5 million sexual harassment lawsuit filed by New York-based employees of a Korean bank has highlighted problems many employees face at Korean branches here, The Korea Times reports.
Natasha Kabanova’s daily routine, from the stable to Central Park, is presented in a series of photos.
Employees of Carnegie Linen, which serves luxury hotels in the city, say they work in an environment of fear, where they face dangerous conditions and are routinely underpaid, reports Mott Haven Herald.