Thursday, 24 April 2014

Category: Labor

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Marching to Raise Nonunion Wages in Chelsea

Marching to Raise Nonunion Wages in Chelsea

SEIU Local 32BJ, representing doormen and other building employees, marched in support of underpaid nonunion workers in luxury buildings along the High Line, Chelsea Now reports.

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Celebrating 12 Years of Job Center for Day Laborers

Celebrating 12 Years of Job Center for Day Laborers

The Bay Parkway Community Job Center was lauded for 12 years of helping day laborers obtain jobs at higher wages and receive training and other assistance, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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An Israeli Carriage Driver Pleads His Trade’s Case

An Israeli Carriage Driver Pleads His Trade’s Case

The Jewish Week profiles an Israeli carriage driver – called "the rabbi of Central Park" by some – who is "heartbroken" over accusations of mistreatment against the horses.

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Let’s Vote: Do We Water the Plants Too?

Let’s Vote: Do We Water the Plants Too?

Worker cooperatives, in which all members have a say, gained attention at recent City Council hearings.

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Latino Drivers Defend Horse-Drawn Carriages

Latino Drivers Defend Horse-Drawn Carriages

While Mayor de Blasio believes the horses are suffering from abuse, Latino workers say the horses enjoy a good life in Central Park and at the stables, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Professionals Back Home, Day Laborers in NY

Professionals Back Home, Day Laborers in NY

Many immigrant day laborers used to be college-educated professionals in their countries of origin but can't practice their profession in New York because of their legal status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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The Dominican Hands Behind Iconic ‘Madame’ Dolls

The Dominican Hands Behind Iconic ‘Madame’ Dolls

As the first documentary on Dominican women in the U.S. workforce, "The Faces Behind the Dolls" looks at the women who made the Madame Alexander dolls at a Harlem factory, reports Manhattan Times.

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Remembering the Ashes of 1911 and Today

Remembering the Ashes of 1911 and Today

A ceremony commemorating the Triangle fire underscored the workplace hazards and tragedies that endure to this day.

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Abused Car Washers Rejoice as They Get Compensation

Abused Car Washers Rejoice as They Get Compensation

The announcement that two car wash chains in New York City will have to pay workers $3.9 million in restitution for underpayments and labor abuse ended a six-year battle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Twice The Trouble For Indigenous Day Laborers

Twice The Trouble For Indigenous Day Laborers

Some 180 Guatemalan day laborers in Palisades Park, N.J., half of whom speak only an indigenous language, are exposed to exploitation and abuse by contractors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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A Nurse’s Tale, ‘Among Hibiscus and Roses’

A Nurse’s Tale, ‘Among Hibiscus and Roses’

A retired nurse who worked both in Korea and the U.S. recently published the English translation of her memoir, "Among Hibiscus and Roses," Korea Daily reports.

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