Manicurists, nannies, restaurant workers. The majority of these laborers, so critical to the New York economy and many New Yorker’s daily lives, are immigrants. Immigrants make up almost half of the city’s workforce but often have jobs that offer few protections and whose conditions receive little oversight. A panel comes together to examine these conditions, as well as the opportunities and challenges of immigrant labor in New York City. Journalists Sarah Maslin Nir, who exposed the world of nail salon workers in the New York Times, and Lauren Hilgers, who revealed the inner workings of Chinese restaurant workers network in the New Yorker share the stage with former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, who moderates the conversation.
This event is free and seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6pm.
If you have questions, contact Laura Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.431.0233 ext. 259.