2011

  1. Gotham Gazette: WJP Members became their own bosses. After a year in operation, the owners of Apple Eco-Friendly Cleaning earn more money than could be had for the few hours they would work after long waits at la parade. More Low-Wage Workers Become Their Own Bosses by Carla Murphy
  2. WireNews: Worker’s Justice Project combines basic adult education and with hard skills training to support the upward mobility and skills acquisition of low-wage immigrant workers “Women Day Laborers Become Professional Housekeeper.”
  3. Associated Press: Day laborers leaders of Worker’s Justice Project organize for better working conditions, dignify wage and for a greener economy. More details read “NY Jornaleras Organizan Mejores Condiciones.”
  4. American Worker Cooperative News: WJP leaders and members Apple Eco-Friendly Cleaning Cooperative joins 2011 Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy. Read “Connect Democratic Workplace
  5. Jornaleros News: Founding members of Worker’s Justice Project and  Apple Eco-Friendly Cleaning Cooperative will be joining for first time the 2011 Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy in Baltimore, Maryland to share strategies and learn new tools for organizing and building capacity of cooperative workplaces. Read “Building a Green and Grassroots Economy”
  6. El Diario: Worker’s Justice Project leader speaker at the May first march about the right of workers to earn a Living Wage, rather than just a minimum wage. According to Luz Maria  “everyone deserves access to healthy, dignified work, and to not be forced into underpaid jobs with hazardous conditions” Luz Maria interviewed by El Diario, more details read “Exigimos Reforma y Respeto”
  7. Univision: Worker’s Justice Project joined the May 1st rally in solidarity to all workers, and Luz Maria, board member spoke at the rally to demand justice for all,
  8. New York Times: Maria de La Luz Arias, board member of Worker’s Justice Project was featured on the New York Times report entitled “Struggling to Stitch,” a look inside New York’s garment industry, where day laborers are hard pressed to find paying jobs.
  9. Blog: “Creating democratic economic alternative through the power of organizing,” on Woman Day Laborer Leading Sustainable Change.