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City Works: Randi Weingarten & Teachers Strike with Stacy Davis Gates

City Works is a NEW monthly news magazine program produced by the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) in collaboration with CUNY TV and hosted by Laura Flanders. The show’s mission is to create is a visual and thematic presentation of work, workers and worker organizations, employing topical examinations of the changing nature of work, tributes to unsung heroes, and analysis of the enduring challenges faced by workers. The show will spotlight the vast array of occupations of working people across New York City, and explore individual and collective efforts to make a better life for workers and a more prosperous and equitable society.

On this month’s show…

  • Randi Weingarten; Chicago Teachers Union Vice President
  • Stacy Davis Gates on the strikes of 2019 and what comes next.

Labor Relations Intern, Summer, Department of Buildings (NYC)

The NYC Department of Buildings is responsible for ensuring the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by enforcing the NYC Construction Codes, Energy Code and Zoning Resolution. We facilitate compliant development with integrity, efficiency and professionalism. We are committed to becoming a premier municipal building organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers and making our city safer. We are committed to improving our performance and developing procedures that are streamlined, understandable and transparent.

Under supervision:
• Assist in facilitation for probation/performance evaluations (managerial/non-managerial) for the Agency
• Assist in the investigation of employee relation concerns and conflict within the Agency
• Assist with research on matters relating to labor, industry and employment  Assist in preparation for labor issues, contract negotiations and collective bargaining matters
• Answer telephones and respond to in-person and email inquiries
• Assist in the facilitation and training of hiring managers/supervisors per Agency guidelines
• Special projects, as assigned

Learn more and apply by searching Job ID #435235 

Supervising Attorney, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) (Mexico City)

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) seeks a Supervising Attorney to join its dynamic, binational team of migrant workers’ rights advocates. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside migrant workers in their fight for justice. The Supervising Attorney will be based in CDM’s Mexico City headquarters and will supervise work in the organization’s core legal programs: Intake, Evaluation, and Referral; Litigation Support; and Direct Representation.

About CDM

CDM is a U.S. 501(c)(3) migrant workers’ rights organization with offices in the United States and Mexico. We work to remove the border as a barrier to justice for migrant workers who experience workplace rights violations in the United States and abuse during labor recruitment in Mexico. Through strategic litigation, legal advice, on-the-ground investigations, litigation support, policy advocacy, and community education and leadership development, CDM supports Mexico-based migrant workers as they move between their home communities in Mexico and their workplaces in the United States. In 2014, CDM also launched its award-winning workers’ rights platform, www.Contratados.org. We strive to maintain an organizational culture that reflects the same values as our mission—ensuring equality and justice for workers.

See full job posting here.

Elizabeth Mauldin Memorial Advocate for Migrant Women Fellowship, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM)

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) is starting a full time yearlong fellowship, renewable for a second year, for a recent JD, public policy graduate or a person with similar relevant experience at CDM’s Baltimore office that will develop and lead policy and advocacy campaigns to ensure that the voices and experiences of migrant worker women are reflected in the policies that impact them.

About Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.

CDM is a transnational migrant rights organization dedicated to supporting organizing among Mexico based migrant workers and improving recruitment and working conditions for all lowwage workers. Based in Mexico City, with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and in Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca, CDM was founded in 2005 to combat the intimidation that often prevents migrant workers from defending their rights while employed in the United States, and to remove the border as a barrier to justice. For over a dozen years, CDM has helped migrants recover millions of dollars in unpaid wages and other compensation, partnered with migrant worker leaders to spark critical policy change, and spearheaded coalitional efforts to end labor trafficking.

Through targeted outreach, education, and leadership development efforts, CDM meets with migrants in their home communities in Mexico, educating them about their rights as internationally recruited workers in the United States. CDM also builds and sustains worker leadership along the migrant stream through our Migrant Defense Committee formed by over eighty migrant leaders dedicated to educating their communities and coworkers. Through
established intake protocols CDM interviews migrants, evaluates their legal claims, and refers their cases to attorneys, government agencies, and service providers through our transnational
networks.

Additionally, CDM represents migrant workers in strategic, high-impact litigation and has won legal victories establishing important precedents to protect low-wage workers’ rights. CDM also provides critical, on-the-ground legal and investigative services for U.S.-based legal organizations, law firms, government agencies, and attorneys with clients in Mexico to ensure that migrants have access to justice.

Read more information about the fellowship here.

Events and Campaigns Coordinator, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) (Baltimore, MD)

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) seeks a full-time Events and Campaigns Coordinator to join its dynamic, binational team of migrant workers’ rights advocates. This is a unique opportunity to work in coalition with migrant workers in their fight for justice. The Events and Campaigns Coordinator will be based in CDM’s Baltimore office and will oversee and execute the planning and management of the organization’s strategic events and campaigns in the United States and occasionally in Mexico.

See posting here.

Tenant Advocate Intern, Summer, Department of Buildings (NYC)

The NYC Department of Buildings is responsible for ensuring the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by enforcing the NYC Construction Codes, Energy Code and Zoning Resolution. We facilitate compliant development with integrity, efficiency and professionalism. We are committed to becoming a premier municipal building organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers and making our city safer. We are committed to improving our performance and developing procedures that are streamlined, understandable and transparent.

The Office of the Tenant Advocate (OTA) was established by Local Law 161 of 2017 to assist tenants living in occupied multiple dwellings under construction.   The unit ensures that tenant protection plans are in compliance, investigates complaints of tenant harassment and makes recommendations to Agency policies and procedures to minimize the impact of construction or service disruptions on occupied residents.

Support OTA generally, including responding to tenant complaints, answering tenant hotline, referring complaints for inspections as appropriate; and work on specialized initiatives over the summer to:
• Compile information from DOB systems on buildings as requested;
• Research owner portfolios  where a pattern of questionable work practices and/or deteriorated living conditions have been identified;
• Gather and input information as directed, as it relates to vacate orders and utility shutoffs to improve the Agency’s internal process and external communication.
• Data input as needed.

Learn more and apply by searching Job ID #435246