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Wins for Trafficked/Exploited Workers: CDP continues to fight exploitation of immigrants fraudulently lured to US

CDP has long partnered with workers’ rights organizations at the forefront of the struggle against labor trafficking and exploitation in New York. Currently, we support our community partners by helping members who have survived labor trafficking or exploitation to apply for immigration relief.

What: Bronx Coalition for A Community Vision Report Release
Where: Latino Pastoral Action Center, 14 W. 170th Street, Bronx, NY
When: October 21st, 7pm to 9pm

Please join the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center and the PBNYC Research Team for the webinar release of our new report: A People’s Budget: A Research and Evaluation Report on Participatory Budgeting in New York City. Cycle 4: Key Research Findings.

March 2, 2015
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For the second time in the last few years, battle-hardened tenants of an SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar) property on the Lower East Side are taking legal action. Those dwelling in 113 Stanton Street filed a lawsuit against the controversial landlord in New York City Housing Court on February 19 for harassment and essentially fostering a dangerous living environment.

February 26, 2015
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Read full article here. February 19, 2015

State and federal laws intended to protect people from being cheated out of their earnings often yield only pieces of paper declaring what they are owed, not actual cash. In a report to be released next week, a coalition of public interest legal groups and labor advocates call for changes in New York’s laws that they believe will give workers a fighting chance to recover stolen wages.