Cindy Rodriguez

Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:

"No Match" Letters: Immigrants Lose Jobs

Friday, October 03, 2003

Every year dozens of immigrant workers lose their jobs due to what are called no match letters sent by the Social Security Administration. Unions with a large immigrant membership say the number is likely in the hundreds when you account for those who simply disappear ...


Immigrants Struggle in Garment Industry

Friday, September 12, 2003

The largest manufacturing industry in New York city remains apparel. But the economic down turn that worsened after the 2001 terrorist attacks dealt a large blow to an industry already shrinking. The immigrants employed in garment factories say two years later they continue to struggle ...


Possible Verizon Strikes

Saturday, August 02, 2003

The contract for 78 thousand Verizon workers expires tonight at midnight and both sides have begun preparing for a strike. If it happens, the strike would effect 13 sates in the Northeast. Verizon wants more flexibility to move jobs from one geographic area to another ...


Stronger Law to End Lead Poisoning Forever?

Friday, July 11, 2003

Lead based paint has been banned in New York City for over 40 years. While lead poisoning has dropped dramatically it has not disappeared. Last year 5 thousand children had elevated levels of lead in their blood. Community activists believe a stronger law that makes ...


The Fate of NYC Rent Laws

Thursday, June 19, 2003

The fate of the rent laws that govern over a million apartments units in New York City will likely be decided within the next 24 hours. The laws were last renewed in 1997 and officially expired Sunday but the state legislature has been unable to ...


Navy Property on Vieques Now Nature Preserve

Friday, May 02, 2003

More than 14,000 acres of land on the island of Vieques, once controlled by the US navy, are now officially open as a nature preserve. For many the Navy's exit marks a victory at the end of decades of struggle. It was a fight that gained ...


U.S. Navy Out of Vieques

Thursday, May 01, 2003

The U.S. Navy is officially leaving the island of Vieques. Celebrations and rallies including a symbolice dismantling of the fence that marked Camp Garcia will take place at one minute after midnight. In New York there will also be a candlelight vigil and rally in ...


Counting The Homeless

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

The city's first official count of homeless who stay on the streets of Manhattan at night was completed early yesterday morning. About a thousand volunteers, many of them city workers and social service professionals, but others just average New Yorkers, braved the cold to see ...


New Yorkers Face Fare Hike

Friday, November 22, 2002

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is projecting a budget gap of nearly 3 billion dollars over the next two years. As a result, the public will likely have to pay more to ride subways, buses and commuter trains. Tolls on bridges and tunnels are also expected ...


Mayor Prepares City for Deep Cuts

Friday, November 15, 2002

Mayor Bloomberg says urgent steps are needed, to close the city's growing budget deficit. With a shortfall of one billion dollars this year...and a deficit approaching six and a half billion dollars next year...the mayor prepared the city for deep cuts in spending and new ...


New York City's Homeless Crisis

Thursday, September 19, 2002

As the city struggles to find space for families entering the shelter system, those waiting for permanent housing are also part of the problem. Families who are placed in the next level of shelter often linger there for nearly a year. That's a jump from ...


Elder Abuse Shelter Prepared to Open in Queens

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Victims of domestic violence often find safe havens in shelters designed specifically for them and their children's needs. But what about victims of of elder abuse? It's a form of victimization that often goes under-reported. Officials estimate that one in 20 seniors are abused by a ...


Undocumented Workers After the Attacks

Monday, October 22, 2001

Both the public and private sector are reaching out to help. But, for those who are undocumented immigrants getting that assistance can be a struggle in and of itself. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports:


Disaster Relief

Friday, October 05, 2001

The disaster relief center has had lines forming outside the door since it opened on Monday.


Mexicans and the Work Force

Tuesday, June 12, 2001