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WJCNY responds to announcement of executive action on immigration

November 21st, 2014

The Worker Justice Center of New York welcomes President Obama’s announcement of temporary administrative relief for millions of undocumented immigrants. The plan, which aims to prevent deportation of immigrants whose children are US citizens or legal permanent residents, will benefit thousands of New Yorkers who will no longer have to live in fear of family […]

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Another NY dairy farm worker dies; voluntary safety enforcement isn’t working

November 21st, 2014

By Rebecca Fuentes and Carly Fox On Nov. 9, a dairy farm worker was pulled into the auger of a grain silo and lost his life. Marco Antonio Ortiz Perez, 31, died alone on a farm near Penn Yan. It would be tempting to call this horrific tragedy an accident. But was it? His death is […]

WJCNY opposes police checkpoint at Ulster County Department of Social Services

November 11th, 2014

WJCNY has submitted a letter addressed to Ulster County Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum and other county officials urging them to end a policy requiring photo ID and warrant checks for all those entering the Ulster County Department of Social Services.