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Politics Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

New York Farmworkers Removed From Vaccine Eligibility Without Explanation

Despite being essential workers with a high risk for COVID-19 infection, New York farmworkers were not included in vaccination tier 1B

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

Essential Subway Workers Allege Underpayment and Dangerous Conditions

Workers were told to clean up vomit and feces. "All they gave us was a towel, cheap gloves, and one face mask. It was really miserable,” one former contractor said.

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

Delivery Workers Are Struggling to Survive the Pandemic

Online ordering platforms have fundamentally changed delivering food in New York, making the job less stable, more dangerous and increasingly lonely, according to workers

Labor Primary category in which blog post is published

New York Frontline Workers Claim to Have Been Fired for Having COVID-19

A single mother of seven on Long Island says she was fired for having Covid-19 by FDR Services, a laundry company that services NYC hospitals

Sex Workers Primary category in which blog post is published

Sex Workers at Risk Under New Prosecution Strategy, Advocates Say

Queens DA Melinda Katz's new task force will prosecute based on the "Nordic Model," which focuses on prosecuting human traffickers and buyers of sex. Advocates say this will create risks by putting sex workers under surveillance and thrusts them into the criminal justice system

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

OPT Visa Holders at Risk Over Coronavirus Layoffs

Recent graduates with F-1 visas are at risk of losing legal status because of coronavirus-related unemployment and OPT visa stipulations