Damayan Organizer Speaks at The State of Workers’ Rights in New York City
DAMAYAN MIGRANTS | July 18, 2018
Damayan Organizer, Labor Trafficking Survivor, and Damayan Workers Cooperative Board member, Edith Mendoza spoke on the panel on behalf of Damayan at The State of Workers’ Rights in New York City: Advances and Setbacks in Turbulent Times on July 16 at LaGuardia Community College. The event was hosted by The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Office of Labor Policy & Standards, in partnership with the City Commission on Human Rights and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and included a panel of low-wage and immigrant workers, worker advocate groups, labor unions, and community-based organizations to discuss workers rights in NYC.
Edith urged the City and public officials to listen and respond to the issues of workers and trafficking survivors. Edith also called for the City to increase the resources toward grassroots organizations, like Damayan, that “build collective and people power, respect, and dignity for all immigrant workers of color.”