Viva Palestina | With a major immigration bill to be introduced Wednesday in the Senate, immigrant groups will hold a press conference and rally beginning at Senator Schumer's office and ending at Senator Clinton's office. Frustrated over the senators' lack of active leadership in the immigration debate so far, participants will urge the senators to step up and carry out concrete and specific actions over the next two weeks – a pivotal time in the immigration debate. more... 0 Comments
Ben Terrall | New legislation in Washington D.C., under the acronym H.O.P.E. – short for “ the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act,” has the goal of promoting the garment industry in Haiti. But the legislation falls noticeably short in protecting labor rights or promoting long-term sustainable economic development that will benefit the poor as well as the rich. more... 1 Comments
Thomas Riggins | Capitalism leads to disasters wherever it manifests itself. more... 0 Comments
Richard Mellor | Accepting that labor creates all wealth alone will not open the road to our emancipation. Understanding how it creates it is paramount. more... 0 Comments
Labornet | Labornet is the longest running Labor News and Information Website in the US. It is linked to
Gregory A. Butler, local 608 carpenter | The shocking story of how million dollar coops are built by $ 7/hr non union labor - and why the construction unions have stood by and let this happen. more... 4 Comments
Jean Ziegler | Taxes are the corrective to the furious freemarket. They safegaurd the public interest, redistribution, public functions and services.. For the oligarchs, tax is a confiscation and tax officials are highway robbers.. Tax reductions for the rich are the direct cause of the organized debility of the community. more... 0 Comments
Rebel Barista | On Wednesday May 9, Sarah will discuss the IWW's organizing drive at Starbucks and our Justice from Bean to Cup! initiative in the wake of the victory against Starbucks for Ethiopian coffee farmers. more... 1 Comments
Vox Populi | No single event will have a more drastic and long-lasting impact on Brooklyn than the proposed Atlantic Yards development. This uncommon proposal, however, is mostly misunderstood. Brooklyn Matters is an insightful documentary that reveals the fuller truth about the Atlantic Yards proposal and highlights how a few powerful men are circumventing community participation and planning principles to try to push their own interests forward.
madhatter | Pedicab smackdown more... 0 Comments
DMI Blog |
As the New York City Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) begins to debate how much more the millions of tenants who are protected by rent stabilization laws will be paying when leases come due next year, they will be factoring some interesting and conflicting data (see this article from last week’s Times). The RGB’s staff puts out a few reports each year to help inform the debate on how much rents should go up, and the Income and Affordability Study released last month reveals that while the NYC economy is strong, incomes among rent stabilized tenants are stagnating (i.e., the rich are getting richer and the poor are... you know the rest). After first citing “increasing Gross City Product, falling unemployment rates and public assistance cases, and increasing employment levels,” it then acknowledges “an increase in the number of food stamp recipients…falling real wages and escalating gross rent-to-income ratios.”more... 0 Comments
buzzed | Unless someone or something stops it soon, the mysterious
Ecowob | In this wide-ranging interview with IWW organizer Daniel Gross conducted by the UK-based Now or Never!, Gross discusses the innovative worker-controlled organizing model, known as solidarity unionism, that has made gains for Starbucks workers where the bureaucratic union model has failed. Gross explains the role of anarchists and anti-authoritarians in the global Starbucks Workers Union effort as well as his own anarchist worldview. He highlights the resurgence of the IWW, the challenge of precarious work, and calls for a direct action movement across borders to challenge the hegemony of corporate power. Gross also pays tribute to fallen comrade Brad Will who was a supporter of the Starbucks Workers Union and radical labor. more... 2 Comments
Ariella | Foro Comunitario Pro-Inmigrante //// Pro immigrant community forum more... 0 Comments
James Pressley | Book review of Benjamin Barber's "Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults and Swallow Citizens Whole" more... 1 Comments
AKBAYAN. APL and CIU | Thousands of workers from the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) and the Confederation of Independent Unions (CIU) gathered in MetroManila, Lipa, Cebu, Davao City, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro City,Zamboanga City and Cotabato City to commemorate the 104th International Labor Day, urging other workers to support candidateswho would vow to unearth the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy.
IITWU | This is a call to action to the world-wide IT worker community to become involved in the creation of a central International I.T. Workers Union that will represent the interests of I.T. Workers around the world. more... 0 Comments
Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Gregory A. Butler, local 608 carpenter | Why does a city with the strongest civil service unions in the nation operate the largest forced labor programs in America - WEP and the so called "community service program"? more... 0 Comments
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
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