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September 7th, 2016
Another Labor Day, another full day of labor for New York’s 100,000 farm workers, who toil on holidays. Alone among workers, they are also denied overtime pay, extra pay for holidays and an unpaid day off per week. Most egregious of all, they are denied the right to organize and bargain collectively that is explicitly […]
May 24th, 2016
Worker Justice Center of New York Files Wage Theft Lawsuit Against Deising’s Bakery on Behalf of Former Employee KINGSTON >> A former longtime employee of the Deising’s Bakery and Cafe on North Front Street is suing the business and co-owners Eric and Norman Deising, claiming he was never paid overtime or allowed breaks during his time working […]
May 12th, 2016
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Tuesday that he supported collective bargaining rights for the 60,000 New York farmworkers and that the state was renouncing a loophole in federal labor laws that had left farmworkers unprotected and marginalized for more than seven decades.
August 10th, 2016
HUDSON — The Common Council will consider putting its weight behind a movement to make it easier for undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.
May 18th, 2016
WJCNY seeking Worker Rights Advocate Conduct outreach to farmworkers and other communities of low-wage workers through a variety of direct outreach strategies and program initiatives Conduct trainings for workers about their labor rights, pertaining primarily to issues of wage theft, discrimination, workplace health and safety, and pesticide exposure Assist low-wage workers in filing complaints with […]
April 8th, 2016
The Workplace Justice Internship Program will allow college students to work with the WJCNY full-time for the summer, supporting a broad array of projects, from farmworker outreach, to policy advocacy, to legal assistance. Time and time again we receive intern applications from highly-qualified individuals who cannot afford to take an unpaid internship and who ultimately either […]