Tom Suozzi: Your Candidate for NY Governor – A Common-Sense Democrat Who Gets Things Done

Tom Suozzi: Your Candidate for NY Governor – A Common-Sense Democrat Who Gets Things Done

IQ Inc, the publisher of Caribbean American Weekly, The Immigrant’s Journal, and Workers World Today and producer of multicultural radio programs, is proud to endorse Congressman Tom Suozzi and his running mate Diana Reyna, former Councilmember and Deputy Borough President for four years under the Eric Adams Administration, for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New […]

Health Aides Wanted Billions in Unpaid Wages. They Only Got $30 Million and Now They’re Fighting for More

Health Aides Wanted Billions in Unpaid Wages. They Only Got $30 Million and Now They’re Fighting for More

Health Aides Wanted Billions in Unpaid Wages. They Only Got $30 Million and Now They’re Fighting for More

New York City, New York/USA March 2, 2020 Workers Against Wage Theft protest former Gov. Cuomo for falling to act on Wage Theft problem that steals $1Billion in wages from workers each year. (Shutterstock) By Rommel H. Ojeda, Documented NY Home health aides and advocates who gathered in Chinatown Tuesday to decry the recent ruling […]

Support Nail Salon Workers and the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition

Support Nail Salon Workers and the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition

Nail salon technicians experience harrowing conditions on the job: labor rights violations at their workplace, wage theft, health and safety concerns which have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. With no proper ventilation and little personal protective equipment, nail salon workers are risking their lives to barely earn a minimum wage. Now, nail salon workers are […]

Social Service Nonprofits Sue City Over Pro-Union Law

Social Service Nonprofits Sue City Over Pro-Union Law

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson speaks at joint press conference with former Mayor Bill de Blasio on agreement on budget for fiscal year of 2022 at City Hall. – New York, NY – June 30, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Reuven Blau, THE CITY A nonprofit umbrella group has taken the unusual step of suing the city […]

Farmworkers Need Fair OT pay

Farmworkers Need Fair OT pay

By Rodolfo Mendez, Martir Zambrano and Jorge Ramirez Almost all of New York’s workers begin to get overtime pay after working 40 hours a week. Yet under state law, farmworkers only get it after working 60 hours a week. Our work is tiring, and we suffer from injuries from repetitive work and the general nature […]

Nursing Home Workers Deserve and Demand Better

Nursing Home Workers Deserve and Demand Better

By George Gresham, NY Daily News Every day of the last two years, nursing home heroes have put their personal fears about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic aside and gone to work to care for residents stricken by the deadly virus. Many of these dedicated workers lacked basic personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks, gloves and […]

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 […]

Why So Many Unions Oppose Vaccine Mandates – Even When They Actually Support Them

Why So Many Unions Oppose Vaccine Mandates – Even When They Actually Support Them

By Jeffrey Hirsch, The Conversation From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, labor unions have been among the strongest advocates for workplace safety measures. So it came as a surprise to many that some unions have resisted the imposition of vaccine mandates, ranging in sentiment from cautious to outright hostile. Their reactions can seem confusing […]

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 […]