WJCNY is hiring!

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 […]

WJCNY is Hiring!

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Two New Job Postings -Kingston Office

November 19th, 2015

Check out the job postings for staff in the Kingston Office:  Staff Attorney and Domestic/Sexual Violence Project. Click Here for full announcement! The Job Title:  Staff Attorney Supervisor: Litigation Director Working Hours: 35 hours per week Compensation: WJCNY offers comprehensive benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and is based upon the union-negotiated compensation scale. Job […]


July 9th, 2015

Air Date/Time: Thursday, July 9th,2015@ 8pm on Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221  –  Lew Papenfuse and Renan Salgado to appear on “Need to Know” on the local PBS TV station WXXI.   The topic is human trafficking and the Worker Justice Center’s program to address both labor and sex trafficking in New York State.  The […]

March 31, 2015 – Panel to discuss human trafficking

March 17th, 2015

Gonzalo Martinez de Vedia to speak at SUNY Oswego: A judge, investigator, immigration policy attorney and a specialist in worker justice will appear as guest speakers for a panel discussion titled “Human Trafficking in NY” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Room 114 of SUNY Oswego’s Marano Campus Center. A presentation of the Cutler […]

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 […]

May 1st Farmworker Committee secures support for extension of OSHA Local Emphasis Program

November 13th, 2014


The May First Farmworker Committee (formerly NYS Dairy Worker Organizing Committee) is advocating for the OSHA Local Emphasis Program (LEP) to extend into a second year of unannounced, surprise inspections of New York State’s dairy farms.  On October 3, 2014, worker leader Jose Cañas, joined by community allies Gail Mott of ROCLA, Grania Marcus of […]

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.