Fund Excluded Workers

Essential and Excluded Workers and Community Advocates call on Governor Hochul and the NYS Legislature to take immediate steps to expand funding for the Excluded Workers Fund and adjust application regulations so they are flexible for those who were unable to apply due to lack of documentation.

Fund Excluded Workers

LONG ISLAND, New York: Long Island members of the Excluded Workers Fund Coalition demanded that Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature take immediate steps to expand funding for the EWF and adjust application regulations so they are flexible for those who were unable to apply due to lack of documentation.  Thousands of […]

First Farmworker Union Forms in New York State

First Farmworker Union Forms in New York State

By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, DocumentedNY Twelve workers at a Long Island vineyard became the first agricultural workers to form part of a labor union in New York State. On Sept. 27, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) certified Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW, to represent these workers, who are employed at Pindar […]

N.Y. Legal Unions Blast Housing Court Reopening Plan in Letter

N.Y. Legal Unions Blast Housing Court Reopening Plan in Letter

By Chinekwu Osakwe, Reuters (Reuters) – The Legal Services Staff Association, along with several other organizations that represent attorneys and courthouse personnel, have released a letter to the New York State Office of Court Administration urging it to nix its resumption of in-person housing court appearances. The letter has so far been signed by four […]

Will the Blue-collar Candidate be a Pro-Labor Mayor?

Eric Adams attracts new support from unions as New York City’s likely next mayor.

Will the Blue-collar Candidate be a Pro-Labor Mayor?

Mayoral Democratic nominee Eric Adams and Francisco Moya hold a press conference following a nighttime gang-related shooting in Corona, Queens that injured 10 people. – New York, NY – August 01, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Jeff Coltin, City and State NY The way Eric Adams talks, you’d think his expected election as the next mayor of […]