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Cosmetics factory hit with safety violations, proposed fines

May 16th, 2018

“Kihani Brea, a worker-rights advocate at the Worker Justice Center in Kingston, has extensively interviewed Verla employees, who’ve also described regularly becoming physically ill with issues such as nosebleeds from working around Verla’s chemicals. Verla workers told Brea about an utter lack of occupational health, safety and evacuation training and no protective equipment beyond paper […]

Local immigration rights advocates call on Greyhound to stop bus raids

March 23rd, 2018

March 22, 2018 By Jake Clapp The American Civil Liberties Union yesterday issued an open letter to the president and CEO of Greyhound, calling for them to refuse Customs and Border Protection permission to conduct bus raids without a warrant. The letter cited instances in Washington, California, Vermont, Michigan, Florida, Arizona, and here in Western New York of […]

Federal Judge Approves LatinoJustice As Class Counsel In $200,000 Workplace Settlement

February 26th, 2018

Bilingual Class Notices Go Out To 242 Food Factory Employees Regarding Terms To Receive Awards   On January 31, 2018 Judge Vincent Briccetti of the United States Southern District Court preliminarily approved a proposed settlement agreement from Plaintiffs and Defendant Ideal Snacks Corp. based on terms agreed in their August 2017 Mediation. Class certification and […]