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WJCNY Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Protection of State Medicaid Coverage to DACA Recipients

January 26th, 2018

The Worker Justice Center of New York applauds the decision announced on Tuesday this week by Governor Cuomo to maintain state-funded Medicaid for DACA recipients, regardless of whether Congress enacts legislation to extend the program.  Continuing to provide for basic health benefits for New York’s 42,000 residents who benefit from this program is an important […]

Dept. of Labor helping workers affected by cosmetics factory fire Verla International is under intense scrutiny following an explosion that left 1 person dead

December 8th, 2017

NEWBURGH — A 6-month investigation is being conducted by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration into working conditions at Verla International after a deadly explosion at the cosmetic manufacturer’s facility in New Windsor that killed one person and injured at least 125 others. Workers’ rights advocates say the factory had […]

Donate today to support WJCNY’s work

December 4th, 2017

We need your support in protecting and improving the rights of low-wage workers and farmworkers across New York State.  The demand for our legal, educational and social services has grown exponentially under the Trump administration making our work particularly challenging in the past year.  Still, our dedicated staff, volunteers and allies remain poised to advocate […]