JORNALER@ App Launch

unnamedDay laborers (or jornaleros in Spanish) face the constant threat of not getting paid for their work, being paid less than the minimum wage, or being subjected to workplace dangers outside of their control. To address these challenges, New York day labor centers in collaboration with The Worker Institute at Cornell ILR, have developed a new tool, a mobile phone application to prevent wage theft and other violations of worker rights.

Click here to learn more and download the JORNALER@ App →

JORNALER@ App Launch
November 21, 2016 | 11:00am – Noon
Corner of 37th Avenue and 69th Street
Queens, NY

The importance of this event goes well beyond launching a new tool to fight wage theft. The outcome of the recent presidential election has created a pronounced sense of uncertainty and anxiety among immigrant working families across the country. In light of the election last Tuesday, holding a gathering of day laborers at one of the busiest day labor sites in the country signifies that the workers and their allies stand firm in their commitment to protect the labor rights of all workers, and to strive for a democratic and equitable society.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Richard Trumka
President, AFL-CIO

Kenneth Rigmaiden
General President, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)

Pablo Alvarado
Executive Director, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)

Manuel Castro
Executive Director of New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)

Jeff Grabelsky
Associate Director of The Worker Institute at Cornell

At the event on Monday, there will be a light breakfast, a brief walkthrough of Jornaler@ given by day laborers that were closely involved with the design process.

Please call Legna Cabrera at 212-340-2821 if you have any questions or send her an email to RSVP for the event →  

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