Chicago Mandated Contracts for Domestic Workers—and the Results Have Been Life Changing

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.

Chicago Mandated Contracts for Domestic Workers—and the Results Have Been Life Changing

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, […]

EEOC Releases Information about Employment Discrimination Against Caregivers

Caregiver Stereotypes Can Result in Violation of Federal Laws

EEOC Releases Information about Employment Discrimination Against Caregivers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released a technical assistance document, “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law,” and an update to its COVID-19 “What You Should Know” explaining discrimination against employees and job seekers with family caregiving responsibilities. Based on existing EEOC policy guidance, these documents […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free Consultations for Workers with Long-Haul COVID-19 to File Workers’ Compensation Claims

Free Consultations for Workers with Long-Haul COVID-19 to File Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers who believe they contracted COVID-19 due to exposure at work, especially those suffering from ongoing long-haul symptoms, have rights and can file for workers’ compensation claims. There may be both cash and medical benefits that you can receive. With the pandemic into nearly two years, many hardworking New Yorkers are still experiencing long-haul COVID19 […]