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October 1st, 2016
“All I do is work. I get up at 5 o’clock in the morning and I go to work. And I come back at 7 o’clock at night. That’s every day, except for Sunday. On Sundays I play baseball.”
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 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.
October 19th, 2016
Position: Managing Attorney The Managing Attorney reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing the organization’s litigation and transactional legal services docket. Litigation is most often pursued under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and companion state […]
October 4th, 2016
Here’s the latest news from WJCNY!
September 1st, 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 […]