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Home Health Workers Protest 24-Hour Shifts with Unpaid “Sleep Breaks”

Chinese Planning Council home health attendants say that receiving only 13 hours of pay for 24-hour shifts is unfair, and detrimental to their health.

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NYC Enforcement Against Street Vendors Picks Up Again After Pandemic Lull

Since June, the city’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), which took over inspecting duties from the police this year, has conducted 1,508 street vending inspections and issued 424 tickets, slightly surpassing NYPD’s three-month average number of civil citations prior to the pandemic.

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The Secret Price of a Life

A construction worker died building a $10,000 per square foot development. His death went unacknowledged and the developer was only charged a $12,500 fine

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Undocumented Construction Worker Falls to His Death and Developers Deny It

How the death of a construction worker, publicized in the local media, upended the life of a Mexican immigrant family in Queens.

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New Limitation Makes Excluded Workers Fund “Nearly Impossible” to Access

A week before the Excluded Workers Fund started accepting applications, Immigrants, advocates and elected officials gathered to protest against the new requirements, what they say are burdensome, to access the fund.

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Street Vendors Protest Exorbitant Fines as City Reopens

New Yorkers relied on street vendors during the pandemic, but as the city reopens, those essential workers are once again being fined.

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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