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Slain Sodus farm worker sought help

June 11th, 2018

Syracuse, N.Y. — Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, the farm worker found dead in the Sodus apple orchard where she worked, sought help for domestic violence three months before she was killed.

WJCNY Seeks New Executive Director

June 9th, 2018

Lewis Papenfuse, WJCNY’s Executive Director, is retiring.  Search for a new Executive Director has begun.  Click here for the official announcement.

Cosmetics factory hit with safety violations, proposed fines

May 16th, 2018

“Kihani Brea, a worker-rights advocate at the Worker Justice Center in Kingston, has extensively interviewed Verla employees, who’ve also described regularly becoming physically ill with issues such as nosebleeds from working around Verla’s chemicals. Verla workers told Brea about an utter lack of occupational health, safety and evacuation training and no protective equipment beyond paper […]