Cecilia Faringer-Perez Cannabis has rapidly entered mainstream U.S. culture over the past several years. Thirty-seven states have medical use laws on the books, and eighteen of them plus the District of Columbia allow adults to legally consume cannabis. However, immigrants face severe consequences including deportation if they are caught using cannabis. Even legal residents who […]
Following the historic #ExcludedWorkersFund, the Urban Institute executed a research study looking at the impact and execution of the Fund through interviews with both advocates and workers. The Tompkins County Workers’ Center was one of the non-profits who participated in the study. Today, the Urban Institute released their findings from the study. A brief summarizing […]
The New York State Department of Labor published a whitepaper about the Excluded Workers’ Fund. The paper highlighted the importance of having a program to support workers excluded from traditional unemployment insurance and federal pandemic unemployment assistance, most of whom are undocumented. It also illustrated the positive impact the Fund had in the lives of […]
Source: CNN, By Priscilla Alvarez CNN)The Biden administration will soon release a federal regulation that overhauls the US asylum system to settle claims at a faster pace and help alleviate the immigration court backlog. The new rule gives asylum officers more authority by allowing them to hear and decide asylum claims — cases that are […]
The wage board recommends phasing in a 40-hour overtime threshold over the next 10 years, a major step toward making that a reality for Farmworkers in New York.
The Farm Laborers Wage Board issued a resolution on Friday that the overtime threshold be lowered to forty hours from the current sixty-hour level. The Board recommended that the change be phased in over the next ten years. Now, it is up to Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon to accept the Board’s recommendation. Farmworkers in […]