‘We are not Slaves!’: Haitian Garment Workers Strike for a Fair Wage

Buoyed by international union solidarity and hearkening to the revolutionary legacy of Jean-Jacque Dessalines, Haitian strikers facing state violence and lowball concessions remain undeterred.

‘We are not Slaves!’: Haitian Garment Workers Strike for a Fair Wage

By Frances Madeson, The Real News Unless you’re buck naked as you read this, chances are that you’re wearing at least one garment manufactured in the Haitian apparel factories of Port-au-Prince, Caracol, and Ouanaminthe. Those Hanes or Fruit-of-the-Loom briefs in your dresser drawer, the classic Levi’s denim jacket hanging in your closet, or that cheapo, […]

Hundreds Halt Bridges to Renew Excluded Workers Fund, but an Uphill Battle Lies Ahead

A $2.1 billion program aimed at helping undocumented workers excluded from unemployment benefits was exhausted in two months. It’s still unclear whether Albany lawmakers will push to extend it.

Hundreds Halt Bridges to Renew Excluded Workers Fund, but an Uphill Battle Lies Ahead

New York, NY – March 8, 2022: Excluded workers protesters march over Brooklyn Bridge and stage rally in front of Municipal Building in Manhattan. (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY Nearly a year after New York approved a historic fund for undocumented immigrants and other non-traditional workers shut out of unemployment benefits and pandemic-spurred government […]

Protections for Domestic Workers Under the New York City Human Rights Law

Protections for Domestic Workers Under the New York City Human Rights Law

The New York City Commission on Human Rights is a resource to help workers and employers understand their rights and obligations under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). This article provides information regarding new workplace protections. Starting March 12, 2022, the NYCHRL will protect domestic workers in New York City from discrimination, harassment, […]

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 […]

Company Settles With Home Health Aides Seeking Unpaid Wages for Round-the-Clock Care

State guidelines and federal regulations mandate that home health aides working 24 hours at a client’s home get eight hours for sleep and three hours of meal breaks, all unpaid. But many workers say the rule routinely leads to underpayment because their patients actually need constant care, leaving the aides little time to sleep or take breaks.

Company Settles With Home Health Aides Seeking Unpaid Wages for Round-the-Clock Care

Workers Against Wage Theft protest Gov. Cuomo for falling to act on Wage Theft problem that steals $1Billion in wages from workers each year. – New York City, New York/USA March 2, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Liz Donovan, City Limits For about six months during 2013 and 2014, Feng X. Liu spent multiple nights each week […]