Labor Video Project | On October 2, 2010, two hundred thousand workers mostly from the East Coast journeyed to
Hunter Fights Back | This Thursday, October 7th, at 2:15PM in front of Hunter College (68th and Lex), Hunter College students are staging a demonstration and protest against the millions of dollars of budget cuts to the CUNY public education system. Full Story 0 Comments
Retail Action Project | Mott's, of the Dr. Pepper Snapple group, is trying to force shameful concessions on the 300 workers at its bottling plant in upstate NY. Full Story 0 Comments
Diane Krauthamer | There are thousands of fashion victims in Manhattan, but these are not the victims of style that one typically imagines. They are the victims of the fashion industry: they are the low-wage workers who stock, sell, ring-up and protect fashionable clothing items which line the streets of Manhattan’s retail districts. Now, the workers are fighting back against stolen wages, unpaid overtime and hazardous conditions. Full Story 0 Comments
Industrial Workers of the World (NYC GMB) | The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) branch here held a march and rally at Starbucks to call on the corporation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the federal holiday commemorating his birth. The Starbucks Workers Union of the IWW is demanding that Starbucks pay a holiday premium to baristas who work on MLK Day just as the Seattle-based chain does for five other federal holidays. Full Story 0 Comments
Gregory A. Butler | Why is the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, a labor organization with a 62 year history of signing low wage union contracts, suddenly so interested in "living wage jobs"? Full Story 6 Comments
Billy Wharton | We need to vote with our feet in the street – to let these ideas reverberate from every community in the city. Or else, next year we may just face the “Super Gigantic Terrible Budget” or the “Fiscal Godzilla Destroys New York Budget.” Full Story 1 Comments
Alex Kane | At least 30 homeless and housing activists rallied outside the headquarters of banking giant Chase December 2 to demand that the bank utilize their ownership of vacant property in New York City to create housing for poor people and the homeless. Full Story 0 Comments
Rand Wilson | NEW YORK – Concerned Rite Aid employees from California are urging former First Lady Laura Bush to decline an invitation to appear at a midtown awards banquet that will honor Rite Aid CEO Mary Sammons on Tuesday, December 1st at the New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas. Community supporters will gather in front of the hotel at 5:30 p.m. to meet Mrs. Bush and Rite Aid executives attending the event. Full Story 0 Comments
CMer | Events related to the change in the operating lease for central park "Tavern on the Green" clearly illustrates the dangerous course that the privatization of public space and its gentrification is taking, with outsourcing and franchising taking control at the expense of the common person and his or her rights. In Central Park, the labor rights of workers are being mowed down by a powerful, privileged and connected few. Full Story 0 Comments
Hugo and General Joe | "Washington's plans in South America have failed, said the Venezuelan president. He told the workers that capitalism has failed and that while the Soviet Union fell apart, it was never a threat. The U.S. and European powers were the threat. "They fought against socialism," he said and pointed out that since its inception, the Soviet Union had gone through many wars and that "socialism got lost along the way."
Billy Wharton | Fit for human occupation, but unfit for the greedy finance capitalists who run the banking industry. No TARP program for homeowners in the Northeast Bronx. Full Story 1 Comments
bobf | A review of new book about Harlem community's historic resistance to Columbia University's institutional racism and landgrabbing policies. Full Story 0 Comments
Brandworkers International | Garments workers in NYC are working to challenge sweatshop conditions in garment factories and hold clothing companies accountable for the actions of their subcontractors. Full Story 2 Comments
Alex Kane | Nine people were arrested this afternoon by the New York Police Department after occupying a vacant lot for over six hours to press their demand that the city use vacant property to house the homeless. Full Story 16 Comments
Jed Brandt | Is your commitment to US imperialism and the entitled management of Latin America by its landed, commercial and military elites purely ideological, by heritage, or more traditionally mercenary? Did a sexy girl spurn you in youth for the campus Marxist poet and the superior entertainments of his fitted leather jacket, does it burn? Full Story 0 Comments
Jacquie Simone | Hours after 15 former workers filed a lawsuit against Scoop NYC, dozens of people gathered outside the high-end fashion boutique’s store at 475 Broadway to protest the chain’s unfair labor practices and discrimination against immigrant employees. Full Story 0 Comments
Andrew Hinderaker | Workers and their supporters rallied at Scoop in SoHo demanding unpaid wages. Full Story 0 Comments
Steve Downs | It's been more than a week since the ballots were counted in the election for convention delegates and the Local still hasn't posted the results. But United Invincible has a leaflet out claiming victory. They're working hard to spin the outcome without showing the numbers. Just one more example of their disrespect for the membership.
Rand Wilson | Veteran Rite Aid employee Angel Warner from the company's massive million-square-foot distribution center in the high-desert community of Lancaster, California, stood up for employees at the company's annual meeting. Full Story 0 Comments
Andrew Hinderaker | Despite protesters calling for a rent freeze, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted to raise rents for about one million rent-stabilized apartments. Full Story 1 Comments
Black Agenda Report | “Neoliberalism is the root cause of rampaging gentrification and displacement, from New York to New Orleans to Atenco, Mexico.” Keen observers of political-economy would agree with this assessment from Zapatista-inspired community activists in Spanish Harlem, who recently organized an “encuentro” with similar minded Black and Asian activists. All concluded that the issue is bigger than Harlem: “This displacement is created by the greed, ambition and violence of a global empire of money that seeks to take total control of all the land, labor and life on earth.” Full Story 0 Comments
Movement for Justice in El Barrio | This past Sunday, June 7th, 2009 in zapatista East Harlem known as El Barrio, the Second New York City Encuentro for Dignity and Against Displacement, with the participation of 38 organizations representing the resistance against neoliberalism in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. This second encuentro, just as the first one – held two years ago -, was inspired by the encuentros of the Zapatistas in Mexico from below and to the left, in order to get know each other and recognize one another in our struggles for a world where many worlds fit and against neoliberal exclusion.
NYC Local of the Socialist Party USA | If passed, this cut will result in the loss of 943 jobs, and severe reduction of library hours. Brooklyn Public Library hours are proposed to be cut to 25 hours a week to a Monday - Friday 1pm-6pm schedule - eliminating Saturday service. These reductions would bring library operating hours to the lowest since the 1970’s. Full Story 0 Comments
Aaron Howell | Tenants living in rent-regulated apartments lost their homes two weeks ago when New York City deemed the building’s structure unsafe from a collapsing façade. Unfortunately for the tenants – who have been in homeless shelters, staying at friends and given shelter by the Red Cross – the city ordered the front facade completely removed and won’t let the tenants move back in until the owner replaces the façade, which he won't immediately do. Full Story 0 Comments
Jacob Scheier | Mayoral Green Party candidate Billy Talen, better known as Reverend Billy, took his gospel of an affordable, neighborhood friendly New York City under ground this past Thursday. That is, in an performance-action entitled “F the Fare Hike,” Talen rode the F train from Broadway-Lafayette Street station to Jamaica Street in Queens to Coney Island, preaching all the while against the recently announced public transportation fare hike, and criticizing the tactics of his mayoral race rival, incumbent Michael Bloomberg. Full Story 14 Comments
Steven Wishnia, John Tarleton, and Alex Kane | Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy re-election to a third term. The city’s economic and media power elites have already anointed him. Full Story 8 Comments
NYC IMC | May Day 2009 in New York City was celebrated in the rain, as over a thousand people gathered in different locations in the metropolitan area to rally for immigrant rights. Full Story 3 Comments[general.page.prefix] 68
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