workers’ rights

South Asians step up for workers’ rights
South Asians step up for workers’ rights
Business Liam La Guerre 7/25/2012 at 4:22PM

Low-wage South Asian workers in the city are suffering from human rights violations at their workplaces through discrimination, according to a new study. The report, which is the first ever to focus on Asian immigrant workers, is the result of about 200 surveys conducted by Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM) and the Community Development [...]

Paid sick days get serious backing
News Queens Courier Staff 3/13/2012 at 5:06PM

A group of city councilmembers, community leaders and small business owners are “sick” of the lack of workers’ rights. That is why many of them gathered in Jackson Heights to launch Conscious Consumer Initiative, which seeks to highlight and promote local businesses that provide paid sick days. Supporters are also calling on the city council [...]