WJCNY Seeks New Executive Director

June 9th, 2018

Lewis Papenfuse, WJCNY’s Executive Director, is retiring.  Search for a new Executive Director has begun.  Click here for the official announcement.

WJCNY Statement on the Death of Selena Hidalgo Calderon

May 25th, 2018

The staff of the Worker Justice Center of New York expresses our sincere regret in learning of the untimely and tragic murder of Selena Hidalgo Calderon. We send our deepest condolences to Selena’s mother, Estela Calderon and all of Selena’s family during this difficult time. Selena was known to our organization and the local community […]

Farm injustice on trial that must end the unfairness

July 26th, 2017 • Daily News • Editorial

“Labor of human beings is not a commodity nor an article of commerce and shall never be so considered or construed.”

2017 Ag Worker Program Act Fact Sheet – English & Spanish

June 8th, 2017

New Agricultural Worker Immigration Bill Would Provide Path to Immigration Status for Undocumented Agricultural Workers and Stabilize the Farm Labor Force Click here for English ↔ Nueva Propuesta de Ley de Inmigración para Trabajadores Agrícolas Proveería Camino a un Estatus Migratorio para Trabajadores Agrícolas Indocumentados y Estabilizaría la Fuerza Laboral Agrícola Click here for Spanish  

LGBTQ Community for Racial Justice presents a screening of forb{i}dden

March 29th, 2017

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 6-9PM FAMILY PARTNERSHIP CENTER 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie Click here for flyer PDF

Masterson’s paintings highlight ‘people of the fields,’ now on view in Kingston

February 3rd, 2017 • hv1 • Lynn Woods

Barbara Masterson, who lives on a farm at the top of a small mountain in the southern Ulster hamlet of Milton, had always painted landscapes. But one day in May 2015, when she was out painting on a neighboring farm in Marlborough, some migrant workers wandered into the scene and her subject began to change. […]

Broad Coalition of Elected Officials and Advocates Unveil Analysis of Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented New Yorkers

February 2nd, 2017

The New York Immigration Coalition, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, the Fiscal Policy Institute, elected officials and immigration advocates today released new analyses of the fiscal costs and benefits of expanding access to driver’s licenses to all New Yorkers, without regard to immigration status, and the launch of a new campaign announced, Green Light […]

WJCNY is hiring! Seeking Managing Attorney and Worker Rights Advocate

December 15th, 2016

We are currently looking to fill two full-time positions in our Kingston office. Learn more about how to join our team!  

Help Us Meet the Challenges Ahead

December 8th, 2016

Please consider making a donation to WJCNY today! Your contributions will help to sustain our existing work and grow our programs to meet the challenges ahead.


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 […]