AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

New York, NY – September 10, 2021: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during 911 security briefing at One Police Plaza. (Shutterstock) The Biden administration has made a historic commitment to support worker organizing and empowerment. To live up to that pledge, there are concrete steps the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can and must […]

On May Day, Thousands of Immigrant Workers and Labor Leaders Marched for Path to Citizenship and Worker Protections

On May Day, Thousands of Immigrant Workers and Labor Leaders Marched for Path to Citizenship and Worker Protections

Photo Credit: New York Immigration Coalition New York, NY-On May Day, known as International Workers Day, thousands of immigrant workers, labor leaders, unions and allies marched down the streets of lower Manhattan to demand a path to citizenship and worker protections. “Immigrant workers across this country cannot wait any longer for President Biden to make good […]

These Essential Workers are Afraid to Report Labor Violations

A fatal industrial accident in Georgia fuels calls for more protections for immigrant workers fearful of cooperating with investigations.

These Essential Workers are Afraid to Report Labor Violations

By Susan Ferriss, Public Integrity An industrial accident last year shook Gainesville, Georgia, the self-proclaimed “Chicken Capital of the World.” Six poultry-processing workers died when nitrogen gas used to freeze chicken leaked into a factory room and asphyxiated them. Five of the six people killed were Mexican nationals — as were many survivors at the […]

Construction Deaths in New York Increased During First Year of Pandemic, Report Shows

Construction Deaths in New York Increased During First Year of Pandemic, Report Shows

By Ethan Geringer-Sameth, Gotham Gazzette The construction industry was more deadly to workers in New York in the first year of the pandemic than in the two years prior, reversing a multiyear decline in the statewide fatality rate, a new report shows. Forty-one workers were killed on construction sites in New York in 2020, including […]

Immigrant Construction Workers Hold Vigil to Honor Worker’s Death

Immigrant Construction Workers Hold Vigil to Honor Worker’s Death

By Fisayo Okare, Documented NY Immigrant construction workers in New York City held a vigil Tuesday for Diego Rodriguez Celi who fell to his death while working a construction job last Friday. The demonstration was held at 85 Jay St. in Brooklyn, which is known for alleged safety violations. Apart from unsafe working conditions, workers have also […]

Biden and Businesses Agree on One Thing: U.S. Needs Immigrant Workers

Foreign nationals already in the U.S. have been waiting for months — and in some cases, for over a year — to have their employment authorization approved or extended.

Biden and Businesses Agree on One Thing: U.S. Needs Immigrant Workers

By Rebecca Rainey, Politico Immigration troubles are contributing to America’s job-market woes. Processing delays for millions of foreign workers are aggravating the nation’s labor shortage, lawmakers and business groups say, putting the dysfunction of the immigration system on display at a pivotal time for the economic recovery. More than 1.3 million employment authorization applications were […]

NYC Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Federal Effort to Prioritize Workplace Rights and Safety in Immigration Enforcement

NYC Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Federal Effort to Prioritize Workplace Rights and Safety in Immigration Enforcement

NEW YORK, NY –On Monday, November 15, The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) joined a coalition of attorneys general — as well as several local agencies across the country — in a letter in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) plan to change its worksite enforcement practices to support enforcement […]