On Sunday January 26th CMS Outreach Assistant Rebecca Rybaltowski and CMS staff spoke to parishioners in St. Barbara parish in Bushwick about the recent increase to New York State minimum wage and the benefits for workers who use CMS’ Linea Laboral to report workplace abuses. Continuing CMS’ outreach to the immigrant community about their rights in the workplace Rebecca Rybaltoski made announcements to the 11:00 a.m. spanish mass and then again during the 1:00 p.m bilingual mass. During her announcements Rebecca highlighted that in recent years Linea Laboral has successfully recovered wages owed to thousands of immigrant workers in the Brooklyn Dioceses. She informed parishioners that regardless of their status they were entitled to worker’s rights and benefits. She encouraged parishioners to put their faith in the attorneys and staff in CMS to ensure that their complaints would be filed with the NYS Department of Labor. A total of over 300 parishioners were in attendance during both masses.
After the mass CMS staff was on hand to pass out flyers to parishioners as they left the masses. Some parishioners had concerns about reporting work place abuses given their undocumented status. Many parishioners left feeling reassured that they knew a resource that would support them in that case that they reported a work place abuses.
For more information about our upcoming outreach events click here.
For more information about the recent changes to minimum wage click here.
To connect with our Linea Laboral Operator call 1-(877)-525-2267.