Worker Freedom | For three weeks, there have been demonstrations across the planet about a great injustice done to Muslims. After baton-wielding cops inflicted dozens of injuries, the fear of death is in the air. George W Bush's State Department has warned of 'systematic oppression', while secularists and fundamentalists have revealed their mutually incompatible values. Since you ask, I am not talking about the global menace of Scandinavian cartoonists that has so terrified our fearless free press, but mass arrests in Iran.
Worker Freedom | Suley Ayala, Right Side, With Her Family
DAVID JASPER | Christian right’s American Family Association (AFA) has also been in discussions with Ford to sever ties with gay community markets. Since May 2005, AFA has been threatening a boycott if talks failed to produce results. In early December, the AFA claimed that it forced Ford to cancel ads that it had planned to run with LGBT media. more... 3 Comments
rozele | Jewish supporters of workers’ rights zapped a symposium on S. Ansky’s play “The Dybbuk” today at NYU, where graduate teachers are in the second semester of a strike. Members of the Clara Lemlich Group for Radical Heat (KHL) pointed out that asking scholars to cross their colleagues’ picket line to honor Ansky, a strong and lifelong supporter of the labor movement, was an insult to both the writer’s memory and the striking teachers. more... 0 Comments
Tomer Malchi | Religious Discrimination
Worker Freedom | The Industrial Workers of the World chalked up another victory in an NLRB election on Thursday, the ninth of February, at E-Z Supply Corp., a wholesale distributor of restaurant supplies and foodstuffs, located in Queens, New York.
ANTRIM CASKEY | Have you ever turned on your tap and had the water come out black? I witnessed this several times in the last two weeks. Water from every tap in Kenneth Stroud’s home in Mingo County came out rust colored, laced with a gritty oily substance some alleged to be diesel fuel. When the coal company has been pumping toxic sludge into your mountains for 30 years, this is what can happen. more... 0 Comments
BENNETT BAUMER | Housing Here and Now recommends that government regulators deny NYCB’s bid to buy Atlantic Bank of New York if it cannot enforce its good-repair clauses. In 1977, Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act to curtail discriminatory banking practices – known as “redlining,” after the practice of drawing red lines around low income neighborhoods on a map and denying loans on buildings inside that line. more... 0 Comments
Adam Eidinger | Organic Consumers Association Releases New Flash Animation
Leslie Feinberg | According to the big-business media, “free speech” is the core issue. In reality, this is a battle between oppressor and oppressed nations. more... 23 Comments
Worker Freedom | As if ordering a cup of coffee wasn’t complicated enough these days, things could get even muckier if federal labor law weighs in.
Philipp Hersel | Since the Asian crisis and the 1980s, we have had massive net capital flows from the South to the North. These flows are much greater than what flows to the South in economic aid to developing countries. Thus the South is systematically bled white under the present conditions of the world economy. more... 0 Comments
Nerds on Strike! | On Wednesday, February 1, garbage collectors refused to cross GSOC picket lines to collect trash at Washington Square Village. NYU security and residential life staff paid the trash a visit and expressed amazement at the fact that it was there. [Full Post || Pictures] more... 2 Comments
DMI Blog and the Indypendent | In an innovative collaboration aimed at drastically improving wages, benefits and working conditions for retail workers along Bushwick's Knickerbocker Avenue, Make the Road by Walking launched a community organizing campaign that reached out to thousands of neighborhood consumers and got them to commit to stop buying from stores that exploit or mistreat their workers. Make the Road also reached out to the workers and encouraged them to organize a union that would give them lasting power in the workplace. The RWDSU was eager to experiment with community-labor partnerships, and eager to organize the workers in these retail shops. They engaged and developed strong leaders among the workers. [Read More at DMI Blog || Indypendent Coverage (8/2005) || (9/2005)] more... 0 Comments
Anonymous | "I've been in the struggle over seventy years -- it doesn't bother me I may not win," Grandpa Al Lewis said in a cantankerous, wide-ranging 1997 interview with The Shadow. "The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago."
Guillaume Paoli | Whenever more profits are prodeuced with fewer and fewer workers, income should be separated from work. Every citizen should automatically receive a part of the money cake to buy goods produced without his help and find his or her own fulfillment. more... 2 Comments
Workers Rights and Unity | The latest attack on workers' rights around the world is now hitting the people who make public transportation possible in many of the world's metro areas. Tehran and New York City are both in states that are bitterly opposed to one another but share the similarity of not allowing public transportation workers to organize and fight back against the attacks by local transportation companies. In both Tehran and New York City, local or national governments have deliberately tried to hamper the efforts of striking workers who want their unions to defend workers' rights.
Crisis group | How strange that work fanaticism and work fetishism should increase while work becomes a corpse! How strange that profits soar while investments fall! How strange that corporate welfare is stylized as job creation while human welfare is decried as dependence!
Tomer Malchi | On Friday Nov. 18, Starbucks workers at Union Square publicly declared their membership in the Starbucks Workers Union. Throughout the weekend workers showed their strength by refusing to take off union pins in the face of management attempting to enforce a no-pin policy. Our key demands were for guaranteed hours, a group meeting with management, and an end to anti-union discrimination. more... 21 Comments
Worker Freedom | By New York city MTA Train Operator Harry Harrington more... 0 CommentsPage 22 | Page 20
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