The Long Road to Justice for NYC Wage Theft Victims

More than three years after 15 laundry workers first lodged their complaint with New York Attorney General Letitia James, the employees—all Latina immigrant women—finally received the first checks for their owed salaries. The case is emblematic of what can be a long road to justice for victims of wage theft, which lawmakers estimate impacts some 2.1 million New Yorkers each year.

Residents Living Near Queens Waste Facilities Hope Legal Settlement Finally Clears the Air 

For two decades, residents in Jamaica’s Bricktown say they’ve had to contend with the stench and debris from unenclosed waste transfer facilities nearby. A settlement reached with the facilities’ operators last month could change that for the community, one of the three city neighborhoods most burdened by waste infrastructure.

Con SWEAT, defensores de trabajadores renuevan presión en favor de una legislación contra el robo de salarios

Siete organizaciones de trabajadores han compilado una base de datos sobre el robo de salarios durante la pandemia por un total de 130.5 millones de dólares adeudados a los trabajadores. Los datos preliminares de sólo siete grupos empequeñecen los casi 3 millones de dólares que la gobernadora Kathy Hochul se jactó de que el estado había recuperado para los trabajadores el año pasado. Una versión preliminar de estos datos ha sido compartida con City Limits.

With SWEAT, Labor Advocates Renew Push For Anti-Wage Theft Legislation

Seven workers’ organizations have compiled a database on wage theft during the pandemic totaling $130.5 million owed to workers. The preliminary data from just seven groups dwarfs the nearly $3 million Gov. Kathy Hochul boasted of the state having recovered for workers last year. A preliminary version of this data has been shared with City Limits.