On July 27th, WCCNY member Fernando along with the support of other workers and allies, led an action at Frazee Farms to retrieve his stolen wages. At this farm, the employer paid Fernando subminimum wages, took illegal deductions, and withheld one of Fernando’s paycheck.To add insult to injury, the employer fired Fernando for missing two days of work because he was sick. Because the employer provides not only the job, but housing, Fernando was without a job, on the brink of homeless. Fernando called the Workers’ Center and with access to housing, and support from the organization, he led a collective action to demand his stolen wages back. At the action, Fernando told his history and delivered a letter to the employer demanding $8,000 in stolen wages and damages. Feeling the strength and power of the collective action, the employer called the next day and offered a measly $400. We held firm, and after a short period of negotiation, on Monday August 14th, Fernando received his check for over $7,000 in stolen wages and damages!!We would like to sincerely thank all of you for your support!
SAVE THE DATE: 11/1 Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Save the date for this year's Workers Center Day of the Dead Celebration! We will remember and honor the dead and recommit to fight for the living. Food, music and crafts. We want to invite the whole community to see and enjoy our space at the Center, recently we opened up the space to better accommodate our trainings, workshops and community events. Thanks to all of you for helping us to make this a reality. We will accept donations to support our mission. A portion of the proceeds will go to Mexico grassroots efforts to assist victims of the recent earthquake in Ciudad de México.
Didi Delgado is coming to the ‘Cuse!
If fighting white supremacy is something that’s important to you, you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to hear Didi Delgado’s voice on Friday November 3, 7pm
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church: 109 Waring Rd, Syracuse NY 13224
$10-25 sliding scale: Please pay according to your means. No one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go directly to DiDi.
Free childcare provided. Site is wheelchair accessible.
Questions? Call 610-952-5821.