Support Our Work
Support Our Work

Category: In the News

Advocates Press DHS on Workers Rights

NCLEJ joined more than 330 immigration groups and other rights organizations and signed onto a letter calling on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to release promised guidance bolstering protections for migrant workers combating workplace abuses. The action was covered in…

Read More →

The Editorial Board: Reports of racist language by Buffalo police are disgusting and disturbing

The Buffalo News editorial board condemned the widespread use racial epithets within the BPD and leadership’s failure to investigate or train officers on this bias. Read the article here. Reports that racist language has been routinely used –…

Read More →

Disturbing police testimony demands action

Jim Heaney of Investigative Post reports on toxic culture permeating the Buffalo Police Department described, under oath, by police themselves in NCLEJ litigation depositions. Read full article. Racist talk. A lack of training, supervision and accountability. Byron Brown…

Read More →

Buffalo police regularly use racial slur for Black people, officials testify

Charlie Specht of The Buffalo News reported on Buffalo police’s regularly use racial slurs when referring to Black members of the public revealed in NCLEJ’s litigation. Read the full article. Buffalo police regularly use racial slurs when referring…

Read More →

Testimony Shows Officers Receive No Training on Racial Bias or Profiling

Panorama Hispano News covered the reveal of widespread use of racist language and a complete lack of training on racial bias or profiling in NCLEJ’s litigation against the Buffalo Police Department challenging the constitutionality of checkpoints and traffic enforcement. Read…

Read More →

Testimony: Buffalo cops use of N word not uncommon

Geoff Kelly of the Investigative Post reported on depositions of five officers in NCLEJ’s checkpoints lawsuit which reveal use of degrading language and little supervision or discipline in Strike Force and Housing units. Read full article here. A…

Read More →

Home care workers file federal complaint against New York over ‘discriminatory’ 24-hour shifts

Gothamist covered a complaint filed by NCLEJ demanding the federal government investigate the New York State Department of Health and Department of Labor for their discrimination against home care workers being forced to work 24-hour shifts. Excerpts below taken…

Read More →

NY Health Aides Challenge 24-Hour Shifts With Lower Pay

Law360 covered a complaint filed by NCLEJ demanding the federal government investigate the New York State Department of Health and Department of Labor for their discrimination against home care workers being forced to work 24-hour shifts. Read the article by Irene Spezzamonte.

Read More →

Disability rights suit against Suffolk DSS reaches preliminary settlement

NCLEJ’s case Newkirk v. Pierre was featured in Crain’s New York Business Health Pulse Newsletter. Read the article here. Read more about this class action settlement for Suffolk County residents with disabilities who could not access the reasonable…

Read More →

The US should seize the opportunity for global leadership on racial justice

Senior Attorney Anjana Malhotra co-authored an op-ed about opportunities the Biden administration has to significantly improve U.S. compliance with a racial discrimination treaty through enacting reparations, criminal justice and immigration policies. Read excerpts below and the full article…

Read More →