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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 […]

OSHA fines Ideal Snacks for violations

April 6th, 2016

LIBERTY – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Ideal Snacks of Liberty with three serious violations and one other than serious violation. OSHA conducted two inspections of the snack manufacturer in response to complaints, one for safety and one for health. The US Labor Department agency found that workers in the laundry department […]

Minimum Wage Deal Includes Farm Employees, But Falls Short for Upstate Workers

April 1st, 2016

WJCNY applauds the efforts of low-wage workers and economic justice advocates throughout New York State who have fought so hard for the adoption of a $15 minimum wage. While we celebrate the prospect of a meaningful wage increase for New York City workers, we are deeply concerned with the outcome of this deal for the […]