The legislature passed a law allowing workers to place a lien on owners’ personal property to prevent them from absconding with cash and starting fresh without making court-mandated payments to workers. It awaits Gov. Cuomo’s signature.
The mayor’s housing plan will generate more than 1,800 new jobs for porters, maintenance workers, superintendents and other building service workers—which could provide life-changing opportunities, if they come with good wages and benefits.
Big Tech can succeed here, but only if its presence benefits all New Yorkers.
State regulations force workers to accept dire wages, and it’s time for the state to take responsibility for covering these costs and rectifying a system it has neglected for decades.
Reducing racial disparities within the practice of medicine will take work by elementary-school teachers, high-school counselors, college programs, med schools and mentor physicians. But the work starts with letting Black and Latino kids know they have the right to dream.
‘As we direct our state’s resources into renewable infrastructure, it’s critical that we invest in the workers who build it. ‘
”Chavez once said, ‘The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It’s always about people.’ It’s time for Gov. Cuomo to pass One Fair Wage and treat tipped workers with respect and dignity.”
‘For the farmworkers of New York State, the Farmworkers Fair Labors Practices Act (FFLPA) is a promising remediation to exploitative labor practices, poor living conditions and a pernicious exemption from legal protections or mechanisms to fight against it.’
An ‘ACD’ is a common mechanism in our criminal legal system to dismiss and seal all charges. But while pending, the charges are accessible to the public – including employers.
An orthopedic surgeon tosses pizza dough. An engineer with a doctorate drives for Uber and Lyft. They are among thousands who arrived here with advanced educations but can only find low-skill work.
With a Democratic-controlled State Senate and Assembly, many advocates are hopeful that this will be the year the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act finally passes.