New Yorkers relied on street vendors during the pandemic, but as the city reopens, those essential workers are once again being fined.
Undocumented workers still aren't eligible for pandemic relief, so some have decided to stop eating to get Albany's attention
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.
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.
Despite being essential workers with a high risk for COVID-19 infection, New York farmworkers were not included in vaccination tier 1B
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.
Online ordering platforms have fundamentally changed delivering food in New York, making the job less stable, more dangerous and increasingly lonely, according to workers
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
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
Recent graduates with F-1 visas are at risk of losing legal status because of coronavirus-related unemployment and OPT visa stipulations