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Latino Workers File Federal Complaint Against Hudson Valley’s Ideal Snacks

February 2nd, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31st, 2016 Two Latino factory workers filed a complaint against Ideal Snacks Corp for violating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act of 1988. The complaint, filed in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, describes a mass layoff by the company in May 2015 affecting […]

Kingston Rally Shows Support for Undocumented Immigrants

December 19th, 2016

Hudson Valley residents make their voices heard in the fight for immigrant rights to make sure undocumented immigrants won’t get deported after Donald Trump takes office in January. Candace Dunkley has more from Kingston. KINGSTON, N.Y. — Dozens of people joined together in Kingston Sunday to rally for undocumented immigrants in New York. It’s a personal […]

Scores march for immigrant rights in Kingston

December 18th, 2016

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Scores of people filling the sidewalks along Broadway for a couple of blocks marched from City Hall to Academy Green in the “March For Immigrant NY” on Sunday afternoon. As the marchers walked up Broadway, they shouted chants of “Love, not hate, makes America great” and “Si se puede.” (“Yes, it is […]

Trump’s pledge scares local immigrants

November 10th, 2016

Wednesday Posted Nov 9, 2016 at 7:36 PM Updated Nov 9, 2016 at 7:36 PM By James Nani Times Herald-Record MIDDLETOWN — Fear of how the government will treat Hispanics and immigrants under a Donald Trump presidency has gripped some locals in the wake of Tuesday’s election. Since he launched his bid to win the presidency, Trump, a Republican businessman, has promised to deport undocumented […]

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What if the US Really Did Deport 11 Million People?

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.”

Rights ripe for the picking: This could be a historic year for New York farm workers

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 […]

Council mulls support for drivers’ licenses for undocumented

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.

Fired employee sues Deising’s Bakery and Cafe

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 […]