Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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‘Sub-minimum’ Wages Protested

‘Sub-minimum’ Wages Protested

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.

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Pride Parade in a Changing Bushwick

Pride Parade in a Changing Bushwick

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."

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The Faces of the Industrial Bronx

The Faces of the Industrial Bronx

Martine Fougeron's photos of the workers and workplaces of Port Morris and Hunts Point are now on display, reports Hunts Point Express.

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Behind the Wheel with a ‘Love Hunter’

Behind the Wheel with a ‘Love Hunter’

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.

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Safety Concerns for Latino Construction Workers

Safety Concerns for Latino Construction Workers

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.

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Harassment Charged at Local Branches of Korean Companies

Harassment Charged at Local Branches of Korean Companies

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.

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Day in the Life: A Russian Carriage Driver

Day in the Life: A Russian Carriage Driver

Natasha Kabanova's daily routine, from the stable to Central Park, is presented in a series of photos.

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Bronx Linen Workers Allege Mistreatment

Bronx Linen Workers Allege Mistreatment

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.

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The Nanny Diaries, Chinese-Style

The Nanny Diaries, Chinese-Style

Nannies, and the families with whom they are often matched, relate stories about their experiences to The China Press.

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Hispanic Fast Food Workers Join Global Strike

Hispanic Fast Food Workers Join Global Strike

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Hispanic workers in New York who were among the thousands of fast food chain employees who went on strike to demand a raise in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Support Worker Co-ops, Advocates Tell City Council

Support Worker Co-ops, Advocates Tell City Council

Supporters of worker cooperatives request funding to help these nascent businesses grow.

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