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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 […]
October 4th, 2016
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October 1st, 2016 • The Nation • DW Gibson
“All I do is work. I get up at 5 o’clock in the morning and I go to work. And I come back at 7 o’clock at night. That’s every day, except for Sunday. On Sundays I play baseball.”
September 7th, 2016 • Daily News • Daily News Editorial
Another Labor Day, another full day of labor for New York’s 100,000 farm workers, who toil on holidays. Alone among workers, they are also denied overtime pay, extra pay for holidays and an unpaid day off per week. Most egregious of all, they are denied the right to organize and bargain collectively that is explicitly […]
August 10th, 2016 • Register-Star • By John Mason Columbia-Greene Media
HUDSON — The Common Council will consider putting its weight behind a movement to make it easier for undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.
May 24th, 2016 • Daily Freeman News • Diane Peneiro-Zucker
Worker Justice Center of New York Files Wage Theft Lawsuit Against Deising’s Bakery on Behalf of Former Employee KINGSTON >> A former longtime employee of the Deising’s Bakery and Cafe on North Front Street is suing the business and co-owners Eric and Norman Deising, claiming he was never paid overtime or allowed breaks during his time working […]
May 12th, 2016 • The New York Times • Mark Santora
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Tuesday that he supported collective bargaining rights for the 60,000 New York farmworkers and that the state was renouncing a loophole in federal labor laws that had left farmworkers unprotected and marginalized for more than seven decades.
April 6th, 2016 • MidHudsonNews.com
LIBERTY – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Ideal Snacks of Liberty with three serious violations and one other than serious violation. OSHA conducted two inspections of the snack manufacturer in response to complaints, one for safety and one for health. The US Labor Department agency found that workers in the laundry department […]
December 23rd, 2015 • Catholic Messenger • Annette Jiménez
ROCHESTER — The Occupy movement of a few years ago led to the local creation of a group of women dedicated to empowering workers. Sisters of POWER (People Organizing for Worker Empowerment and Respect) received a $5,000 “Self Development of People” grant from the Presbyterian Church last year to focus on three areas: empowering women, […]
December 23rd, 2015 • El Mensajero • Annette Jiménez
ROCHESTER — El movimiento Ocupar de hace unos pocos años condujo a la creación de un grupo local de mujeres dedicado a empoderar a los trabajadores. – Sisters of POWER (Gente Trabajando para el Respeto y para Empoderar Trabajadores según siglas en ingles) ) recibió una subvención de $5,000 de “Auto Desarrollo de las Personas” […]