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WJCNY Worker Poets to Present at PEN Global Festival in NYC

April 14th, 2014

WJCNY is partnering with the PEN American Center to provide farmworkers in the Hudson Valley with an opportunity to participate in creative writing courses and present their work at the 2014 World Voices Festival in New York City on May 3rd. PEN American Center is a human rights writers’ organization that works to ensure that people everywhere [...]

WJCNY Co-Director Papenfuse To Serve on Statewide Committee

February 12th, 2014

Chief Judge Names Members of Committee Charged With ExaminingHow Non-Lawyer Advocates Can Help Narrow New York’s Justice Gap Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman today announced the members of an advisory group charged with examining the role that appropriately trained and qualified non-lawyer advocates can play in bridging New York’s justice gap. Led by Roger Maldonado, a [...]

WJCNY Files Trafficking Case Against Millionaire Annie George

November 15th, 2013

November 14, 2013–Albany, NY: The Worker Justice Center of New York has recently filed civil charges against Annie George on behalf of Valsamma Mathai, a former domestic employee of the defendant. The complaint alleges that George subjected Mathai to involuntary servitude and forced labor over the course of several years and failed to pay Mathai [...]