Editorial credit: Mircea Moira / Shutterstock.com By Maribel Hastings The Spanish-language media coverage of the refugee crisis in New York reveals a common denominator among immigrants: they want to work. As people seeking asylum, they wait six months, at a minimum, to be eligible to apply for a work permit. In some cases, the wait […]
Twenty construction workers died on the job in New York City in 2021, a new report finds, with the pace of fatalities rising back to pre-pandemic levels after a year of industry shutdowns. The analysis of federal Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, a worker safety watchdog group, […]
By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact Immigrant workers who are the victims of labor exploitation are often faced with a difficult choice. They can either stay quiet out of fear of deportation or come forward to report coercive conduct. Looming over that choice is the possibility that the employer may retaliate by calling U.S. Immigration and […]
New York City, NY/ USA- 11-18-18: NYC Subway Employee Workers Repair Work Underground Train Tracks New York City Subway Jobs. (Shutterstock) Local 100 President Richard Davis attacked the MTA for planning to cut subway service in an Op-Ed. Davis says service cuts will force riders to wait longer for trains, experience more crowding, and lead […]
By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact Do fewer U.S. workers get hired when employers also hire temporary seasonal labor from abroad? A new study of firms applying for H-2B visas suggests that the answer is no. The H-2B visa allows workers from abroad to enter the United States to fill temporary, non-agricultural jobs that do not […]
Bureau of Labor Law recoups unpaid wages with interest for workers regardless of their immigration status, whether or not they still live in New York City.
New York City, New York/USA February 11, 2020 Members of The City Council held a Press Conference today at City Hall where they will vote on The Reckless Driver Accountability Act. (Shutterstock) New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Brad Lander announced that more than 1300 workers are entitled to payments totaling nearly $3 million […]
Long excluded from labor laws and regulations, domestic workers are organizing and fighting back against rampant wage theft and harassment. And often, immigrant women of color are leading the charge.
By Jason Kerzinski, The Real News As of Jan. 1, 2022, a new ordinance took effect in Chicago aimed at bringing much-needed accountability to an industry that has been, by and large, treated as part of the informal economy: domestic work. Domestic work covers a range of jobs, from nannies and home-caregivers to home cleaners, […]
The U.S. Department of Labor recently posted a Frequently Asked Questions document to provide workers experiencing a worksite labor dispute with guidance on how to seek the department’s support for their requests to the Department of Homeland Security for immigration-related prosecutorial discretion. For the Department of Labor to carry out the laws its enforces, workers […]
By Nan Wu, Immigration Impact Demand for workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to grow in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the country will need about one million more workers for new STEM jobs between 2020 and 2030. Meanwhile, immigrants are playing an increasingly important role […]
A Brooklyn LLC that boasts of its “non-union” labor is the subject of numerous wage theft complaints by immigrant workers.
By Maurizio Guerrero, Documented NY When JLM Decorating hired Miguel Tapia to paint apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn, they told him he would receive $800 in cash per week for his work. Instead, Tapia, who was born in the Dominican Republic, was paid about half that amount. He complained to his supervisor, Josafath Arias, who […]