Thanks to members of the Syracuse Rapid Response team, Dave, Sheila, and Janet for joining up with the Workers’ Center to get the word out about this important resource. The Rapid Response team responds to immigration enforcement emergencies in Syracuse (like if ICE shows up at your door or at your workplace or if you are being detained by Border Patrol). The number for the hotline is 315-552-1670. The rapid response team will be doing outreach again at 2pm on Monday. Call 315-218-5708 if you’re interested in joining the team.
Keep Our Jobs and Food Safe
Jobs inside poultry plants are some of the most dangerous and difficult in America, and the risk to food workers and our food supply increase when the line speeds increase.
Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Drive
The Workers Center of CNY and the Radical Education Collective along with other social justice groups is joining local efforts to gather donations in solidarity with Puerto Rico. You can drop off donations at the Center: 2013 East Genesee St. Syracuse NY (you can call 315-218-5708 to schedule a drop off). En solidaridad, muchas gracias
Another NY farmworker dies on the job; we must get serious about safety (Commentary)
Another tragedy at Marks Dairy Farm in Lowville, NY. We wrote this op-ed to review the history of labor abuse at this farm, and why maybe this fatality was preventable. Please share.
Read Farmworker Justice’s press release about Congressman Goodlatte’s introduction of a devastating bill to expand the H2A guest worker program to year round workers which would include dairy workers.