By Emily Mella Pablo and James A. Parrott // centernyc.org New York City’s unemployment rate for the first quarter of this year (January-March) fell to 5.3 percent, down from 6.4 percent in the first quarter of 2022. The city continues to lag national performance, with the overall U.S. unemployment rate for the latest quarter clocking […]
A man moved to the U.S. to work as a registered nurse but resigned after several months over safety and ethical concerns about his “grueling” working conditions, federal officials said. His resignation came too early for Advanced Care Staffing LLC, a nursing agency based in Brooklyn, which requires employees to work for them for at […]
New York City, NY/ USA- 11-18-18: NYC Subway Employee Workers Repair Work Underground Train Tracks New York City Subway Jobs. (Shutterstock) Local 100 President Richard Davis attacked the MTA for planning to cut subway service in an Op-Ed. Davis says service cuts will force riders to wait longer for trains, experience more crowding, and lead […]
Governor Kathy Hochul speaks at signing bills targeting hatred and intolerance, new education initiatives for people convicted of committing hate crimes in Governor’s office in New York on Nov 22 2022. (Shutterstock) By governor.ny.gov Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation establishing Carlos’ Law. The legislation (S.621B/A.4947B) amends the New York State Penal Law to increase the […]
New York City, NY USA November 21, 2022. NYC Mayor Eric Adams signs two legislative bills to help victims of domestic violence. (Shutterstock) Domestic Worker Mediation Program Fulfills Mayor’s “Blueprint for Economic Recovery” Proposal Furthers Administration’s Commitment to Raising Labor Standards in Industry Predominantly Made Up of Immigrants and Women of Color NEW YORK, NY — New York City […]
By Amir Khafagy, Documented NY On Monday, November 28, an unidentified construction worker fell 162 feet to his death while working at a non-union construction site in the Upper West Side. Fellow construction workers huddled below the scaffolding the following night to mourn his death. A makeshift vigil was left at the site consisting of […]
By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact Do fewer U.S. workers get hired when employers also hire temporary seasonal labor from abroad? A new study of firms applying for H-2B visas suggests that the answer is no. The H-2B visa allows workers from abroad to enter the United States to fill temporary, non-agricultural jobs that do not […]
Bureau of Labor Law recoups unpaid wages with interest for workers regardless of their immigration status, whether or not they still live in New York City.
New York City, New York/USA February 11, 2020 Members of The City Council held a Press Conference today at City Hall where they will vote on The Reckless Driver Accountability Act. (Shutterstock) New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Brad Lander announced that more than 1300 workers are entitled to payments totaling nearly $3 million […]
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.
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, […]
Summer is officially a few weeks away, the time of year when people get out of the house and bask outside with friends and family. The United States celebrates the last Monday in May as Memorial Day. It is considered the unofficial start to summer. It is a time filled with travels and leisure, with […]