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Know Your Rights
Source: Bloomberg
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Undocumented Workers Who Power New York’s Economy Finally Get Pandemic Aid

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Applications are more straightforward than the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which only approved about $680 million of $2.7 billion in three months, according to New York state. Yet there are still hurdles, such as proving prior employment for people who don’t have pay stubs or tax returns. “That’s not an option for a lot of workers,” said Bianca Guerrero, campaign coordinator for Make the Road.