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 [...]

WJCNY Successfully Advocates for Implementation of Local Emphasis Program on New York Dairy Farms

November 11th, 2013

In partnership with the Central New York Workers’ Center and dairy worker representatives, WJCNY has successfully advocated for OSHA to the launch a Local Emphasis Program (LEP) in 2014. The LEP will target dairy farms throughout New York State in response to the high number of deaths and accidents related to unsafe working conditions for dairy farmworkers. Under the LEP, OSHA [...]

WJCNY Provides Training for Kingston Area Law Enforcement on Identifying and Assisting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

October 24th, 2013


Human trafficking and domestic violence are two different forms of victimization, but there are many similarities and points of intersection between these two types of violence against persons. Law enforcement officers serve a diverse population, including many who are victims of domestic violence. Therefore, it is likely that they have already worked with a human [...]

WJCNY Co-Sponsors First Ulster County Latino Resource Fair

September 12th, 2013


On Saturday, September 21, from 11 am to 3pm Mano-a-Mano coalition will be presenting its first annual Ulster County Latino Resource Fair at the Everette Hodge Community Center on Franklin Street in Kingston. Free and open to the public, this event will be a celebration of diversity and an opportunity to bring valuable information and [...]

WJCNY Friend & Board Member Passes Away

September 5th, 2013


Robert G. McCarthy (1973-2013) Victor: Robert G. McCarthy passed away, Wednesday evening, August 28, 2013, at age 40. A loving husband and father, Robert is survived by his wife, Catherine Ann (Murphy); son, Sean McGarr and daughter, Bridgid Saoirse; his parents, Jim and Polly McCarthy; brothers, Jim (Karen) and Dan (Samantha) McCarthy. He is predeceased [...]

Save the Date: WJCNY’s Second Annual Fundraiser Set For October 1st

August 13th, 2013


Join us for our annual fundraiser on Tuesday, October 1st, from 6pm-8pm at Casa Villa Restaurant, located at 395 Albany Ave. in Kingston. Tickets are available on a sliding scale. To purchase, call Diana in the Kingston office at 845-331-6615 or use the Paypal option provided here. Tickets Full Price Ticket $100.00 USD Reduced Rate [...]

WJCNY’s Renan Salgado Named Among 2013 NY Abolitionists

May 30th, 2013


“Slavery is a reality that humanity has had to deal with throughout history. Fortunately, there has always been and there will always be people who find slavery unacceptable and will risk everything to fight for freedom and equality for all. I accept the challenge and welcome the fight.”

WJCNY and Coalition Partners Call for Urgent Reform of NYS Trafficking Laws

May 23rd, 2013

Anti-Trafficking Coalition, Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Government Leaders to Push Bill to Hold Perpetrators Accountable and Stop Re-victimization Posted by Andrew J Lanza on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 Sex trafficking survivors, their advocates, and government leaders called on New York State legislators to make urgently needed reforms in New York State’s response to human [...]