WCCNY in the News

June 14, 2017/El Mensajero: Intercesores urgen condiciones mejores para trabajadores lecheros 

June 12, 2017/Utica Observer Dispatch: Report: Immigrant farm workers treated badly

June 06, 2017/La Tribuna HispanaTrabajadores inmigrantes son explotados por la industria lechera en NY

June 04, 2017/MundoExplotan a miles de mexicanos en granjas lecheras de Nueva York

June 04, 2017/WSYR-TVNewsmakers: Researchers discuss treatment of immigrant dairy farmworkers in the state.  “This week on Newsmakers, Dan talks with the authors of a new study, entitled “Milked: Immigrant Dairy Farmworkers in New York State.” The guests are Gretchen Purser, an assistant professor of sociology at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, and Rebecca Fuentes, a lead organizer with the workers’ center of Central New York.”

June 04, 2017/La Jornada, Mexico: Miles de mexicanos, explotados por industria lechera en NY

June 02, 2017/NCPR: Cows over care? Hispanic workers document abuse on dairy farms in new survey

June 02, 2017/WRVO-News: New report surveys immigrant dairy workers

June 01, 2017/WAERNew Report: Upstate Dairy Farmworkers Face Unbearable Hours, Unsafe Working and Living Conditions

June 01, 2017/WSYR: New study highlights immigrant farm worker conditions

June 01, 2017/New York UpstateUpstate immigrant dairy farm workers report injuries and intimidation

May 27, 2017/TimesUnion: Eighty years after Jim Crow, NY farm workers still fighting for rights

May 23, 2017/USNEWSFarmworkers Seeking Support for Overtime, Union Options. New York farmworkers are hoping a legal challenge might tip the scales in their favor after years of protesting a state law that prevents them from unionizing.

May 09, 2017/WorkersWorldMay Day in the U.S.: Marching in solidarity & militancy

May 02, 2017/WRVO Public Media: May Day in Syracuse focuses on immigrant workers

May 02, 2017/Socialist Worker: Solidarity in the streets for May Day

May 01, 2017/CNYCentral: Dozens march for worker rights in Syracuse

May 01, 2017/Syracuse: International Workers Day march in downtown Syracuse, NY (photos)

April 28, 2017/Syracuse: Memorial honors fallen workers in Downtown Syracuse

April 28, 2017/SyracuseWorkers Honor 42 Killed in CNY and NNY Workplace Incidents in 2016

April 04, 2017/Syracuse: Upstate NY police should stop cooperating with immigration authorities (Commentary)

March 30, 2017/Democrat and Chronicle: Activists rally in Batavia for detained farmworker

March 23, 2017/Crain’s New York BusinessICE arrests New York farmworkers, alarming industry and advocates

March 21, 2017/WorkersWorldSyracuse protest defends migrant worker

March 17, 2017/WeaveNewsJustice for Migrant Workers in Vermont!

March 16, 2017/WRVOBraving cold and snow, Syracuse protesters rally to end deportations

March 16, 2017/SyracuseDescendants of Irish immigrants should ‘green light’ newcomers (Commentary)

March 13,2017/World Socialist Website: Protesters in Rochester, New York oppose detention of José Coyote Pérez

March 02, 2017/ITEPUndocumented Immigrants’ State & Local Tax Contributions

March 01, 2017/ Rochester City Newspaper : Benefit honors activist

February 07, 2017/WRVOSyracuse mayor supports undocumented immigrants obtaining NY driver’s licenses

February 06, 2017/WSYR: Syracuse mayor pushes support for immigrant driver’s license initiative

February 06, 2017/ WAER :Mayor Miner urges NYS to issue driver’s licences to undocumented workers

February 1, 2017/ Worker’s World: Protests flood airports

January 30, 2017/ Syracuse: Syracuse’s leftist tea party: Meet the protesters behind the 1,000 person rally

January 30, 2017/ Common Dreams: Over 100 food and farm organizations oppose Puzder for Labor Secretary

January 26, 2017/NPRDairy Farmers Fear Loss Of Labor Under Trump Immigration Actions

January 25, 2017/ Workers’ World : Women march against sexism, racism & Trump

January 18, 2017/ North Country Public Radio: Guatemalan workers in North country tell trump ‘Look into your heart’

January 16,2017/North County Public Radio: If Trump builds a wall, will there be anybody to milk the North country’s cows?

November 22, 2016 /Workers’ World: Syracuse, New York workers expose wage theft

November 11, 2016/Workers WorldProtest marches erupt after Trump election

November 10, 2016/ The Daily Orange: Syracuse Community Member Protest Trump Election

November 03, 2016/ Worker’s World : #Buffalo25 defy ICE

October 31. 2016/ WXII News: Minimum wage increase sparks hopes, concerns

October 27, 2016/Workers’ World: On the campaign road to revolution

October 26, 2016/ North Country Public Radio: Farmworker lawsuit over organizing could reshape NY agriculture

October 25, 2016/WAMCLandmark Farmworker Suit Moves Forward After Farm Bureau Intervention

September 05, 2016/The Ithaca VoiceGallery: Tompkins Workers’ Center celebrates workers’ rights victories at annual picnic

September 05, 2016/New York Daily TimesRights ripe for the picking: This could be a historic year for New York farm workers

August 2, 2016/Workers’ World: Workers Center win over wage theft

July 27, 2016/WAER Syracuse Public MediaSubcontracted Workers at Popular Destiny USA Restaurant Demand Payment

July 7, 2016/United Federation of Teachers: State’s farmworkers fighting to organize

June 21, 2016/WAMCNew York Farm Bureau Files For Intervenor Status In Collective Bargaining Lawsuit

June 9, 2016/ Workers World: NY State Farmworkers fight for right to organize

May 7, 2016/ North Country Public Radio: Syracuse Activists urge state senate to support farmworkers rights 

May 11, 2016/ North Country Public Radio: Cuomo won’t fight Lewis County farmworkers lawsuit for more rights

April 28, 2016/ Syracuse Post Standard: Syracuse group calls attention to workplace deaths and injuries.

Dec 22, 2016 / The Independent: Bitting the hands that feed New York’s immigrant Farmworkers face appalling treatment

Dec 11, 2015/ Workers World: New York’s Migrant Farm Workers in the Struggle

Dec 7, 2015 / WWNYTV: Rally for Dignity and Respect Held at Mark’s Farm

Nov 25, 2015 / WRVO Public Media: Getting the word out about ‘wage theft’

Oct 31, 2015 / Watertown Daily Times: Petition calls for Lowville farm to safeguard rights of migrant workers 

Sep 15, 2015/ New York Daily News: No rights no jobs:Firings show why farmworkers need better protection from New York’s labor laws

Sep 9, 2015 / The Journal newspaper: Migrant workers lose jobs after standing up for  rights at Marks Farms in Lowville

May 04, 2015 / North Country Public Radio: Hispanic dairy workers step out of the shadows to protest abuses

May 02, 2015/ Watertown Daily Times: Protesters march on Marks Farms following alleged beating, firing of worker

Nov 29, 2014/ Syracuse.com: Former Danzer’s employees protest restaurant’s Black Friday re-opening, report says

Oct 10, 2014/ The Pump HandleNew York dairy farm workers organize for justice: ‘Law or no law, we are going to organize’

June 02, 2014/ North Country Radio: NY dairy farms will get surprise inspections from OSHA

May 04, 2014/ C-SPAN: Rep. Maffei Delivers Floor Speech Recognizing Workers Memorial Day

Feb 4, 2014/  Syracuse Post Standard: Dairy Farmworkers seek support for farm safety inspections in New York

Jan 11, 2014 / Syracuse Post Standard: Worker Rights Advocates Call for Safety Inspections at New York Dairy Farms

Dec 29, 2013 / Syracuse Post Standard: Letter to the editor: Workers’ Rights and Safety More Important Than Farm Profit Margins

Dec 13, 2013/ Syracuse Post Standard: Reps. Hanna, Maffei: Delay surprise inspections of New York dairy farms

Dec 4, 2013 / Syracuse Post Standard: Letter to the editor: Dairy Farmworkers contribute to Byrne Dairy success

Dec 2, 2013 / Syracuse Post Standard: Workers Compensation Board hosts meetings to help improve services

Sep 13, 2013 / Labor Notes: Milk Cows, Not Workers

Aug 26, 2013 / North Country Public Radio: Dairy Day at the New York State Fair

Aug 26, 2013 / Watertown Daily News: Undocumented Immigrant Labor to be Underscored by Rally on ‘Dairy Day’ at State Fair

Aug 26, 2013 / YNN News: Dairy Workers Protest Unfair Working Conditions

Aug 26, 2013 / WAER Syracuse Public Radio: Dairy Day at State Fair, some Sweet Cream, some Sour Milk

May 22, 2013 / Workers’ Center: Building Worker Power through Community Organizing  (video and podcast)

Jan 17, 2013 / Syracuse Post StandardJanitorial Workers Can Learn to Fight Exploitation

Jan 5, 2013 / Time Warner Cable News: Groups rally on May Day for workers’ rights

Dec 13, 2012 / Los Angeles Times: Push for minimum wage hike intensifies as worker ranks swell

Nov 23, 2012 / Syracuse Post Standard: In East Syracuse demonstrators call on Wal-Mart to “share the wealth”

May 1, 2012 / Syracuse Post StandardMarchers parade through downtown Syracuse for May Day

Apr 24, 2012 / WRVO Public Radio: Minimum Wage Hearings Take Place across New York State

Apr 24, 2012 / CNY Central: Hearing held in Syracuse to discuss minimum wage increase

March 2012 / National Employment Law Project: New Labor Department Rules Curb Discrimination Against U.S. Workers and Trafficking of Foreign Workers under the H-2B Guestworker Program

Dec 30, 2011 / Syracuse Post Standard: Central New York Stories that Made a Difference in 2011

Nov 7, 2011 / Syracuse Post Standard: Letter to the editor: A Crisis of Deepening Inequality

Aug 23, 2011 / Patriot News: Foreign Students: Far from home but not alone

July 18, 2011 / Wall Street Journal: 10 Things State Fairs Won’t Tell You

Jun 22, 2011 / Syracuse New Times: Labor Daze

May 22, 2011 / Syracuse Post-StandardLetter to the editor: More Reforms Needed to Curb Abuses in Guest Worker Programs

May 15, 2011 / Syracuse Post-Standard: State Rejects Vendor Accused of Keeping Workers in Conditions Close to Slavery at Fair

May 13, 2011 / Syracuse Post-Standard: Letter to the editor: Fair Labor practices unsafe and unfair

Apr 17, 2011 / Syracuse Post-Standard: State Fair Vendor Abused Workers from Mexico

Mar 24, 2011 / CNY Central: Fair Vendor Fined after Human Trafficking Investigation

Nov 18, 2010 / Syracuse Post-Standard: Labor Group Calls for Meeting with New York State Fair over Working Conditions

Nov 18, 2010 / Tikkun Daily: National Day of Action Against Wage Theft: Today!

Nov 18, 2010 / CNY Central: Human trafficking alleged at the State Fair

Nov 12, 2010 / In These Times: Shocking State Fair Scandal, Wage Theft Epidemic, Spur Nationwide Protests