MinKwon Newsletter 

 July 2015 | 한국어로 읽기 


The Historic Nail Salon Bill is Now Law!

Since May, the MinKwon Center for Community Action has been working with the Governor’s office to ensure that Nail Salon owners and workers have a safe workspace, workers are compensated fairly, and both the owners and the workers have a proper understanding of the laws and regulations.  In the final weeks of the legislative session, the MinKwon Center and other advocates pushed to improve the proposed bill by eliminating language that would have unintended consequences in the industry.

To continue our Nail Salon work, MinKwon held two workshops for nail salon workers on July 26. During the workshop, our labor attorney Lina gave a presentation on workers’ rights as well as health and safety, licensing, and wage & hour requirements. These workshops were available in Korean, Chinese, and English. MinKwon also created a handbook for nail salon workers and owners in Korean, Chinese and English that are available for pick-up at the MinKwon Center.

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

To commemorate a crucial stepping stone of civil rights in America, APA VOICE hosted “Your Voice, Your Vote” workshop on August 1 to educate the broader APA community on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.  Over 100 community members participated in this event in order to learn about the importance of civic engagement . MinKwon will have a press conference/rally on August 6 in front of Foley Square to protect and restore the Voting Rights Act. 
[RSVP here to come out with us tomorrow!]

In the month of July

MinKwon Center for Community Action 
Address 136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd floor, Flushing, NY 11355
 Tel. 718 460-5600 • Fax 718 445-0032
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