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Hundreds Turned to Street Vending After Losing Their Jobs. Now, They Face $1,000 Fines.

Lucio, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was fined $2,050 for selling tacos without a permit or a license. A vendor association and elected officials say fines have increased as the City has reopened

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How Green Empire Farms Failed to Stop One of New York’s Biggest COVID-19 Outbreaks

Last year, more than 170 migrant farmworkers caught COVID-19 at Green Empire Farms, an Upstate New York greenhouse.

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Immigrant Workers on Strike for Higher Wages at Catsimatidis’ Oil Company

The company has sent letters to three of the workers on strike stating that they have been permanently replaced. Neither UMEC nor Catsimatidis himself responded to Documented’s request for comment.

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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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Excluded Workers Fund: How Undocumented Immigrants Can Apply

Applications for the Excluded Workers Fund are now open. Here is everything you need to know, and how undocumented immigrants can apply.

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West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

As the COVID pandemic continues to harm businesses in New York City, West African hair braiders find other ways to survive.

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Meet the Immigrant Women on Hunger Strike for Pandemic Relief

Undocumented workers still aren't eligible for pandemic relief, so some have decided to stop eating to get Albany's attention

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Immigrant Delivery Workers Organize To Fight Rampant E-Bike Theft

Delivery workers contend with long days traveling far distances in the city; the companies they work for stealing their tips; lack of bathrooms and other amenities, and increasingly: armed robberies.

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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.