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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

Street Vendors Primary category in which blog post is published

Street Vendors Celebrate Removal of NYPD From Enforcement

In response to the protests, Mayor de Blasio decided to move enforcement of street vendors from the NYPD.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Farmworkers Continue to Work With Little Protection

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 among farmworkers grows.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

For Day Laborers in Williamsburg, No Choice but to Continue Working

Workers at high risk for COVID-19 transmission say they're given no protection to do their jobs

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Taxi Drivers are Hoping for a Bailout as Business Stalls Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Taxi and Limousine Commission has a plan to turn some drivers into delivery workers