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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 […]

Factory workers, families concerned about safety after deadly fire

December 4th, 2017

By Daniel Axelrod – Times Herald-Record / Amanda Spadaro – Times Herald-Record Posted Dec 2, 2017 at 6:58 PMUpdated Dec 2, 2017 at 6:58 PM    NEW WINDSOR – An Orange County fire inspector ruled Wednesday that the explosive Nov. 20 fire at Verla International LLC’s factory that killed a worker and led 125 people to seek medical treatment was accidental, caused by static electricity […]

Hundreds attend immigration event in Cooperstown

October 10th, 2017

Ninety-three percent of people working on upstate dairy farms are undocumented immigrants, according to a study released in June by The Worker Justice Center of New York, Workers’ Center of Central New York and partners.