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The weeklong “Fast for the Forgotten” aims to put pressure on lawmakers to fully fund cash assistance for residents who haven’t been able to access stimulus checks or unemployment insurance.
Protestors outside of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Devine. Photo: Jessica Fu for The Counter

Food Delivery Workers, Street Vendors Launch Hunger Strike Demanding More Relief for Undocumented Workers

The weeklong “Fast for the Forgotten” aims to put pressure on lawmakers to fully fund cash assistance for residents who haven’t been able to access stimulus checks or unemployment insurance.

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These Laundromat Workers Were Fired After Forming a Union. Now They’re Fighting Back

Six immigrant women formed the first storefront laundromat union in the City. Their company hired a "Union Avoidance" consultant to dissuade them and fired them anyway.

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Migrant Boy Found Wandering Alone Was Deported and Kidnapped

A young boy whose video was shared widely online was kidnapped and separated from his mother when his family couldn't pay for her release.

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New Jersey Hunger Striker Risking His Life and Worrying His Family

A longtime New Jersey resident is taking part in his second hunger strike after being transferred to a Florida jail.