Reopening Long Island and Building a Fair Economy: Essential and Exploited: Immigrant Workers and the Reopening of Long Island

Reopening Long Island and Building a Fair Economy, a forum series on suburban labor organizing and worker power in the COVID pandemic and beyond will be presented by Hofstra Labor Studies and the Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy in collaboration with Long Island Jobs with Justice and A.L.L.O.W. (Advancing Local Leadership Opportunities for Women).

Forum #3

Essential and Exploited: Immigrant Workers and the Reopening of Long Island

Tuesday, August 4, 2-3:30 pm

Immigrant workers have become increasingly essential to the Long Island economy, but both the documented and undocumented include many of the region’s most exploited workforce. The White House is using the COVID pandemic to inflame hostility to the foreign born, create false divisions with native-born workers and weaken labor organizing. As Long Island continues to reopen, how can we ensure that immigrants, working or jobless, are treated fairly and can exercise their rights to build decent, sustainable lives here?



Nathalia Varela, Associate Counsel, Latino Justice

Elizabeth Joynes Jordan, Supervising Attorney for Workplace Justice, Make the Road New York

Angel Reyes, Long Island Coordinator, Rural Migrant Ministry

Monica Diaz, Field Representative, 32BJ SEIU


Mary Anne Trasciatti, Director or Labor Studies, Hofstra


Location: Virtual Event; Advance registration required.

Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link. Registrants will be sent an event link to attend prior to the event. 




In case you missed the live event, please see recording:

Essential and Exploited: Immigrant Workers and the Reopening of Long Island 




Tuesday, August 04, 2020





Hofstra University Virtual Event
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000


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