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Sexton response to labor violations limited

Sexton response to  labor violations limited

By WSN Editorial Board

April 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

NYU must increase monitoring at study abroad sites in countries with frequent human rights violations, and should reconsider developing these sites.

Activists remember Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

Activists remember Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

By Alanna Bayarin, News Editor

March 25, 2015


Filed under News

On the 104th anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, labor rights activists staged a rally outside the Silver Center.

Professor barred entry into U.A.E.

Professor barred entry into U.A.E.

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, Editor-in-chief

March 17, 2015


Filed under News

Social and Cultural Analysis professor Andrew Ross was barred entry into the U.A.E.

HRW report reveals continued violations

HRW report reveals continued violations

By Alanna Bayarin, News Editor

February 11, 2015


Filed under News

Human Rights Watch published a report on Tuesday  highlighting the continued violations of labor rights on Saadiyat Island, including NYU Abu Dhabi’s campus. The report said NYU failed to enforce and monitor treatment of migrant workers. The NYU Coalition for Labor hosted a panel on Tuesday at the De...

Innovation built on backs of graduate workers

Innovation built on backs of graduate workers

By Gisselle Cunningham and Lily Defriend

October 21, 2014


Filed under Opinion

NYU continues to tout its successes in research at Poly. Too bad so much of that success comes on the backs of overworked, poorly compensated graduate students.

Unpaid internships vital for international, undocumented students

Unpaid internships vital for international, undocumented students

By Felipe De La Hoz, Contributing Columnist

September 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Eliminating unpaid internships compromises international students' ability to gain work experience.

Revived coalition brings labor issues to administration

Revived coalition brings labor issues to administration

By Nicole Brown, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2014


Filed under News

The Coalition for Fair Labor at NYU sent a petition to the administration of NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi requesting three changes regarding labor rights of workers in Abu Dhabi. The coalition is a student-faculty alliance that advocates for high labor standards on NYU projects. It had played a role in NYU’s adoption of labor standards w...

Alum alleviates labor conditions

Alum alleviates labor conditions

By Ann Schmidt, News Editor

April 22, 2014


Filed under News

Steinhardt alumnus Drew Todrys recently made his way back into the nonprofit arena with the relaunch of Project Assembly Line, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of factory workers in developing countries and encouraging corporate social responsibility. While taking graduate cl...

Advocates equate human, labor rights

Advocates equate human, labor rights

By Anjana Sreedhar, Staff Writer

April 22, 2014


Filed under News

To Jo Becker, labor rights should be considered human rights and fought for with equal zeal. Becker, advocacy director of the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, was joined by Gallatin professors Vasuki Nesiah and Chinnie Ding at NYU to discuss the relationship between labor and hu...