PACE LAW STUDENTS AND DON BOSCO WORKERS, INC. RELEASE NEW STUDY ON WAGE THEFT REFORM FOR LOW-INCOME WORKERS

A partnership between Don Bosco Workers, Inc. of Port Chester, NY and the Neighborhood Justice Clinic at Pace Law School, White Plains, NY, released new research on the wage theft problem in New York State. The three-month study led by Pace law interns, Amanda Ibrahim, Seham Elmalak, and Luis Felix, under the direction of Pace Law Professor Jason Parkin, focused on a 2011 amendment to Illinois ... READ MORE

Don Bosco Worker’s, Inc. is a grassroots community-organizing group led by Latino immigrant day laborers and other low-income workers in Port Chester, New York. We advocate for full and fair participation in the labor market through workplace rights education, leadership development and popular education methods for identifying social change goals from within the worker community. As part of our goal for full integration of our worker members into the labor force and society, we are committed to English language instruction and civic participation. Our principal concern is to maximize the number of workers hired daily at a fair wage and in safe working environments, while also advocating to end the exploitation of Latino immigrant workers (e.g. wage theft, etc.) by holding employers responsible. A key tenet of our mission is collaboration with other groups on the local and national levels that offer us shared resources, support, and the experience of being part of a larger social movement to advance the dignity of the worker. We are also proud to be a part of the Village of Port Chester and give back to the community through service days, actions on behalf of early childhood education, and other civic causes.