Worker Justice Center of New York

The Worker Justice Center of New York pursues justice for those denied human rights with a focus on agricultural and other low wage workers, through legal representation, community empowerment and advocacy for institutional change.

 


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  Recommendation rolls back progress from 2019 legislation, upholds legacy of racial exclusion.  

Hello, my name is Erika Aguilera and I am a Worker Rights Advocate for WJCNY in the Rochester area. Back in November, Erin Lantzer, the Instructional Specialist for Webster Central Schools in Webster, NY, asked me to speak with their 5th graders about how WJCNY supports farmworkers in their fight...

Preliminary approval has been granted to the $1 million settlement in the class action lawsuit in Barragan Contreras et al. v. Rosann Landscape Corp. et al., Case No. 7:17-cv-06453-CS (S.D.N.Y.). Approximately 80 landscaping workers who were employed by Rosann Landscape between August 2011 and February 2019 are eligible to recover...

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