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Report on food chain workers: ‘The Hands That Feed Us’

In 2012, the Food Chain Workers Alliance published a report titled “The Hands That Feed Us” based on nearly 700 surveys and interviews with workers and employers in food production, processing, distribution, retail and service. The food chain sector, according to the report, collectively sells “over $1.8 trillion dollars in goods and services annually, […]

Wage theft: pervasive throughout New York City

The following is an excerpt from United-NY’s 2012 report “Workers Rising: Organizing Service Jobs for Shared Prosperity in New York City (2012). [PDF]

Even when workers are employed, they often don’t get paid the wages that they have earned. The numbers are staggering: A seminal 2010 study by the National Employment Law Project on wage theft in New […]

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    NYT: Doctor Says No Overtime; Pregnant Worker’s Boss Says No Job

NYT: Doctor Says No Overtime; Pregnant Worker’s Boss Says No Job

[This article published in the New York Times discusses one case of a pregnant worker being denied her rights under the last year’s Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. There are undoubtedly thousands of workers in New York City who have similar stories — editor]

By Rachel L. Swarns

Angelica Valencia put the doctor’s note in her pocketbook […]