HVJC and Westchester Labor Alliance Partner to Fight Wage Theft

 

 

HVJC Staff meet with a Yonkers-based worker center program of Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of New York.

Hudson Valley Justice Center is proud to partner with Westchester Labor Alliance (Alianza Laboral), a network of five community-based, non-profit organizations serving the low-wage, immigrant worker population throughout Westchester County.  Since 2012, the Alliance has engaged with thousands of workers affected by widespread wage theft and labor abuses, not only assisting individual workers to obtain their earned but unpaid wages, but also helping to form collective efforts to address workplace injustice and advocate for better legal protections.  The Alliance consists of the following groups: United Community Center of Westchester (New Rochelle), Neighbors Link (Mt. Kisco), Community Resource Center (Mamaroneck), Obreros Unidos of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York (Yonkers) and Don Bosco Workers’ Center (Port Chester).  To read more about the Alliance’s accomplishments, click here.

Hudson Valley Justice Center conducts regularly scheduled legal clinics at each Alliance member site and, when appropriate, provides legal representation to workers in State and Federal Court to recover stolen wages and seek relief for other violations of labor and employment laws.  Our attorneys and paralegals focus not only on vindicating our clients’ rights but also on supporting our worker center partners to develop power through base building, leadership development and successful policy reform campaigns.

 

HVJC meet with Nancy Fernandez at Community Resource Center’s Workers’ Rights program in Mamaroneck to review case files.

 

Members of Obreros Unidos explain their efforts to organize for better working conditions.