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Monthly Archives: January 2013

URGENT: 23 Cablevision Workers Fired After Union Action

1/31/2013

Two Cablevision workers talk about getting illegally fired this morning for DARING to speak to their boss. Tomorrow morning (Thursday…

URGENT: 23 Cablevision Workers Fired After Union Action Two…  

1/31/2013


URGENT: 23 Cablevision Workers Fired After Union Action

Two Cablevision workers talk about getting illegally fired yesterday for DARING to speak to their boss.

This morning (Thursday 1/31), a coalition of labor supporters and other activists will accompany the workers BACK to work. Cablevision MUST reinstate these illegally fired workers! NY will NOT allow this attack on union workers. 

Join us! Meet at 7:30am at the Cablevision garage at 9502 Ave. D (at E. 96th St.) Near the Canarsie Stop on the L train, and the B17 & B60 buses stop close by.

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/kToDz

More info: http://labornotes.org/blogs/2013/01/cablevision-fires-23-technicians-after-union-action

Golden Farm Pledge

1/25/2013

99 Pickets and Occupy Kensington have teamed up in a new campaign aimed at showing Golden Farm owner Sonny Kim how…

Austerity? HELL NO!! KIDS FIRST! Bloomberg spends millions of…  

1/25/2013


Austerity? HELL NO!! KIDS FIRST! Bloomberg spends millions of our money on education consultants, but claims experienced bus drivers — with an average salary of $35,000 — are too costly.

99 Pickets stands in solidarity with the striking bus drivers and matrons!

Solidarity with striking bus drivers and matrons!! #nycbusstrike…  

1/25/2013


Solidarity with striking bus drivers and matrons!! #nycbusstrike #99pkts

On Sunday, nearly 50 people rallied for Golden Farm workers….  

1/22/2013


On Sunday, nearly 50 people rallied for Golden Farm workers. Keep it up! Come to the picket line. Regular hours are M-F 4-7pm and Sat/Sun 12-7pm at 329 Church Ave. Brooklyn. No contract, no peace!

http://goldenfarmjustice.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/boycott-pandemic/

83% of New Yorkers support a Paid Sick Leave bill mandating that…  

1/18/2013


83% of New Yorkers support a Paid Sick Leave bill mandating that employers provide a small number of paid sick days to their workers. Though Mayor Michael Bloomberg would likely veto such a bill, support on the City Council is deep—there are enough votes to override his veto.

That’s great news for the workers of New York. Unfortunately, the Speaker of the City Council, Christine Quinn, doesn’t personally support the bill. And rather than simply voting against it, she’s using her power as speaker to stop the City Council from even VOTING on it.

Quinn is harming millions of workers, simply to please her allies in the 1%. It’s time to put a stop to this. It’s time to hold Christine Quinn accountable.

99 Pickets is planning a campaign of creative direct action, to highlight Quinn’s embrace of the 1% and rejection of the democratic process. If you’re interested in getting involved, please use the link below to sign up.

http://99pickets.org/campaigns/quinn-and-paid-sick-leave/#signup

Christine Quinn: Allow a Vote on Paid Sick Days

1/18/2013

83% of New Yorkers support a Paid Sick Leave bill mandating that employers provide a small number of paid sick days to their workers.…

Mic Check! Simon Says Workers Don’t Matter. We say WORKER…  

1/15/2013


Mic Check! Simon Says Workers Don’t Matter. We say WORKER POWER! Mic check and banner drop inside the National Retail Federation conference in NY. Walmart US CEO Bill and Darden board member Bill Simon was just speaking. 

  • Bill Simon says and the rest of the industry follows.
  • Simon says: no paid sick days, we say: healthy work places. 
  • Simon says: $2.13 an hour, we say: that is not a living wage!
  • Simon says: Don’t raise minimum wage. We say: Living wages for all workers!
  • Simon says: Workers don’t matter. We say: Worker Power!
  • Simon says: Profit over People. We say Workers First!
  • Simon says No Hours for Retail Workers. We say it’s time for Just Hours!
  • Simon says No Promotions for Workers of Color. We say Career Paths for All!
  • Simon says Immigrant Workers Can’t be Servers: We Say End Racial Discrimination Now!
  • Simon says Do More work for Same Pay. We Say: More Work, More Pay!

rebrandwalmart: The majority of Walmart warehouse workers are…  

1/07/2013


rebrandwalmart:

The majority of Walmart warehouse workers are hired through temp agencies, paid low wages, receive no benefits, and have no job security. They routinely lift heavy boxes – up to 200-pounds – from shipping containers on a piece rate system or for minimum wage for hours and days on end – in some cases 362 days a year. Workers encounter inhumane work speeds, moving  up to 450 boxes per hour by hand,  pollutants, high temperatures, little ventilation and intense retaliation if they complain about the conditions. Serious injuries on the job are common. For more info, check out Warehouse Workers United and Warehouse Workers for Justice.

You, too, can tell the truth about Walmart in their own stores! [Photo by Katie Moore.]