Don Bosco Workers, Inc. of Port Chester, NY, has announced a new partnership with the Neighborhood Justice Clinic at Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY, effective January 2014. Don Bosco Workers (DBW) is a grassroots community-organizing group that advocates for justice for low-income workers through jobs placement, fair and legal wages, and workplace safety trainings for more than 150 men and women. The Neighborhood Justice Clinic is a new clinical program at Pace Law School led by Executive Director, Professor Jason Parkin. The clinic represents individuals and organizations in both litigation and non-litigation matters related to workers’ rights and other issues affecting low-income communities in Westchester County. The Don Bosco Workers – Neighborhood Justice Clinic Partnership will focus on research to figure out how to strengthen state wage protection laws and enforcement in New York State. New York is considered to have one of the strongest wage payment laws especially since the Wage Theft Prevention Act was passed in 2011. 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.