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America Tonight: The dark side of the farm to table movement

October 17th, 2014

Al Jazeera America – October 16, 2014 New York City prides itself on having one of the greatest restaurant scenes in the world. Chefs tout not only how delicious but also how ethically sourced their dishes are. However, the reality of the farm to table movement in New York might be less than ideal. Immigrant […]

New York dairy farm workers organize for justice: ‘Law or no law, we are going to organize’

October 10th, 2014

The Pump Handle Posted by Kim Krisberg on October 10, 2014 “Yes, you can use my name because it doesn’t matter. They have already done everything they can do to me.” Those are words from Eliceo, a former dairy farm worker in upstate New York. Earlier this year, Eliceo, 36, decided to speak up and […]

WXXI WATCH: Human Trafficking In Monroe County – A Need To Know Special

September 26th, 2014


Renan Salgado from WJCNY is interviewed for this piece on human trafficking.

Immigration case puts ‘human face’ on need for reform

September 22nd, 2014 • El Mensajero - Catholic Messenger • By Annette Jiménez


MOUNT MORRIS — A weekend drive through Letchworth State Park recently turned into an immigration nightmare for one migrant family. José Coyote said that during a May 24 drive with his four children, he was pulled over by park police for driving too close to the curb. The police report, which was obtained by the […]

Allegations of Workplace Abuse at Sullivan County Farm

September 15th, 2014 • Hudson Valley Time Warner • By: Eva McKend

FERNDALE, N.Y. — For several years, a woman who wishes to remain anonymous, has worked at Hudson Valley Foie Gras, a duck farm in Sullivan County. The undocumented worker says conditions have never been as bad as they are today. “By working less fast, by working more slowly, there would be less accidents. We are […]

Hine’s modern subjects

August 18th, 2014 • City Newspaper, Rochester, NY • Rebecca Rafferty


Hine’s modern subjects: Renán Salgado explains why Lewis Hine is as relevant as ever A large part of Lewis Hine’s photographic focus was dedicated to being a witness to and voice for the voiceless. It would be easy to view the Hine exhibit with a sense of satisfied finality about horrific labor conditions and human […]

Pesticide Safety: Worker Protection Standard

August 15th, 2014 • Farmworker Justice


URGENT: The Worker Protection Standard Comment Period Closes on August 18th. We need you to help protect farmworkers and submit comments. Model comments and instructions on how to submit your comments are available here.

Long Days in the Fields, Without Earning Overtime

August 8th, 2014 • The New York Times, August 8, 2014 • Joseph Berger


RED HOOK, N.Y. — In the early stage of the harvest season, Antonio, a farmworker in his 50s, picked peas from daybreak until sundown, 14 hours a day, six days a week, with an hour off each day for lunch. “I’m tired,” he said, speaking through an interpreter. “Right now my knees hurt a lot […]

Small farms, big problems:

August 7th, 2014 • by Peter Moskowitz


Small farms, big problems: Labor crisis goes ignored in idyllic setting Despite small farms’ nostalgic image, their reality is much more troubling, say workers and advocates July 29, 2014 5:00AM ET by Peter Moskowitz   @ptrmsk FONDA, New York — The hills of this rural area 45 minutes northwest of the state’s capital look as idyllic as the scenes […]

New York Times Feature Propels Broad Public Awareness of Unaccompanied Minor Crisis, Highlights WJCNY’s Reponse

June 25th, 2014

New York Times *Scroll Down for Full Slate of Coverage* Surge in Child Migrants Reaches New York, Overwhelming Advocates By KIRK SEMPLE JUNE 17, 2014 Leo, an undocumented minor from Guatemala, takes English classes and gets legal guidance at the Atlas: DIY center for immigrant youths in Brooklyn. For more than a month, 16-year-old Cristian […]