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Grand Cafe Solidarity Call-in on Friday, Oct. 18

10/16/2013

Since immigrant workers at Grand Café, a deli near Grand Central Station, began organizing against wage theft, intimidation and abuse…

People’s Global Action Conference

10/02/2013

99 Pickets is excited to be a part of the People’s Global Action 2013 Conference. Come join us tomorrow (10/3)…

Hungry for Justice Fundraiser and Celebration!

9/09/2013

From our friends at the Restaurant Opportunities Center: Restaurant workers are Hungry for Justice in the restaurant industry! And here…

DISHES Boss Has Immigrant Worker Arrested For Organizing

6/21/2013

URGENT ACTION NEEDED ALL OUT For Friday JUNE 21: DISHES Restaurant 6 East 45th Street (Between Madison and 5th) 12:00-2:00…

Twitter Storm: Athleta, End the Deaths in Bangladesh!

6/20/2013

Twitterbomb Athleta on Friday, June 21st!  Skip to info After the tragic deaths of over 1,200 Bangladeshi garment workers in…

Retail Action at Atlantic Center a Success — Jail support needed.

6/14/2013

June 13, 2013 25 activists affiliated with 99 Pickets and other local solidarity groups staged a demonstration inside the Target…

Dishes Line Clog

6/05/2013

Restaurant workers at DISHES, an upscale midtown Manhattan deli, are standing up against wage theft and for safety and respect in the workplace.

99 Pickets and the Occupy Wall Street community are mobilizing in support of these courageous workers.

“Line clogging” is a fun, easy way to pressure a restaurant owner to negotiate with his employees.
http://99pickets.org/dishes

More info about what’s happening at DISHES:
http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/what-does-it-take-to-organize-a-workplace/

On Memorial Day, Occupy Wall Street Activists to Protest Retailers, Demand They Sign Bangaldesh Safety Accord

5/26/2013

For Immediate Release 5/25/2013 Press contact: Michelle Flores, 714-944-3422, 99pickets@gmail.com More info: www.99pickets.org, www.laborrights.org/safety New York, NY: On Monday, May…

Support LSSA Legal Workers on Strike!

5/24/2013

On May 15, 2013 the Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW Local 2320 went on strike. The union represents over 200…

Retail Action Project call-in action for May Day

5/01/2013

Join the Retail Action Project’s #JustHours May Day action! In NYC, over 1/3 of retail workers must be available for…

May 1 Action in Solidarity with Bangladeshi Workers

4/30/2013

In light of the mounting death toll — 380 — from last week’s Bangladesh garment factory collapse, 99 Pickets stands…

#99PKTS May 1 Solidarity Swarm

4/30/2013

Join 99 Pickets, the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, and allies as we march on employers near Union Square to demand fair…

Press Advisory: Tour to Raise Consciousness on Immigrant Struggles on Int’l Workers Day

4/30/2013

PRESS ADVISORY For immediate release Press contacts: English, Sundrop Carter (610) 217-8222, sundropc@gmail.com; Spanish, Adriana Escandon, (201) 220-3144, adriana@nynice.org On May 1,…

May Day Preparations / Signs for Download!

4/29/2013

In conjunction with NYC’s Immigrant Worker Justice group, we’ve been busy preparing for for May Day 2013! Particularly the Immigrant Worker Justice…

Mobilize for Striking Fast Food Workers

4/04/2013

Today, Thursday April 4 , over 400 fast food workers across NYC are starting a second wave of strikes for…

Yelp #DirtyDishes Today!

3/15/2013

Write an Online Review  of “Dishes” Would you eat at a restaurant that steals from their workers and fires them for standing up for…

Feb. 28: People’s Planning Meeting for May Day / Reunión Comunitaria para Planear el 1 de Mayo

2/15/2013

More info / Más información. Download 8.5″ x 11″ flyers here and distribute widely! B&W – English (PDF) B&W – Español (PDF)…

March on Optimum/Cablevision: Reinstate the 23 Illegally-Fired Workers!

2/01/2013

The scene on January 31 as NY labor and community allies demand that Cablevision/Optimum reinstate the 23 technicians they illegally…

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…

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…

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.…

Cablevision: Don’t Scrooge Workers

12/21/2012

Cablevision owner Jim Dolan has been playing “hard-to-get” in negotiations with the Brooklyn Cablevision workers who, inspired by the Occupy…

Occupy Wall Street Will “Occupy Port of Newark” to Block Cargo Ship Carrying Walmart Goods From Bangladesh Factories Tuesday Morning, 12.18.12

12/17/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS CONTACT: Isham Christie, Occupy Wall Street 701-330-2862, isham.christie@gmail.com www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt, @OccupyWallSt Workers and allies will descend on…

How to Rebrand Walmart

12/12/2012

Did you rebrand Walmart? Send your photos to our Tumblr page or email them here. Ready to Jam a Walmart…

Wall Street to Walmart: Black Friday and Beyond

12/12/2012

by Sam Talbot Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the traditional opening of the holiday season in retail. Could…

On Tuesday 12/10, Welcome Walmart CEO Mike To NYC

12/10/2012

[Vea abajo para español] Walmart CEO Mike Duke is visiting NYC on Tuesday, Dec. 11 to give a speech for…

Black Friday Solidarity Training: Another “Line Clog” Action at Golden Farm!

11/20/2012

It’s time to get ready for Black Friday — one that Walmart won’t soon forget. It’s time for some on-the-ground,…

On Black Friday, Occupy Wall Street, 99 Pickets and Allies Set Sights on Walmart, in Support of Striking Workers

11/20/2012

For Immediate Release 11/20/2012 Press contact: 99pickets@gmail.com, (917) 725-1436 Location: Secaucus Walmart , 400 Park Pl, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Date/time: Friday…

Este viernes de grandes baratas, el movimiento Ocupa Wall Street, 99 Protestas y sus aliados ponen sus miras en Walmart para apoyar a los trabajadores huelguistas

11/20/2012

Contacto con la prensa: 99pickets@gmail.com, (917) 725-1436 Información sobre el evento: http://99pickets.org/picket/wall-street-to-walmart/ Secaucus Walmart, 400 Park Pl, Secaucus, NJ 07094…

Hot and Crusty Workers to Return to Work under New Ownership after 55-Day Picket against Store Closure; Unions Demands Met With Precedent-Setting 3-Year Contract

10/26/2012

From our friends at the Laundry Workers Center and Hot & Crusty Workers Association… ‎****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**** CONTACT: Virgilio (347)394-8350…

Line Clogs: How Awesome Are They?

10/23/2012

Line clogging is undoubtedly not a new tactic, but it’s fun, legal, effective and underused. We, members of Occupy Wall…

We’ve Moved!

10/22/2012

Please update your links to reflect our new email address, Twitter handle, and Facebook URL. Email: 99pickets@gmail.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/99pickets Facebook:…

Update on Thursday’s Musician/Independent Worker Discussion

10/17/2012

We’ve confirmed some folks to kick off the night, and then we’ll open up the conversation to everyone. Hope to…

Hot & Crusty Workers Continue the Fight for Justice!

10/15/2012

Workers at Hot & Crusty, Europan and other restaurants owned by the same investors are keeping up the pressure to…

Twice the Work, Half the Pay: Entrepreneurship and Exploitation in the Music Industry

10/05/2012

Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-8pm Judson Memorial Church, Assembly Hall (239 Thompson St., New York) The annual CMJ Music Marathon comes…

Another Week of Action for Hot & Crusty Workers!

10/01/2012

This is the second week of actions organized by workers at restaurants owned by the same group of investors from…

Boycott Saigon Grill!

9/28/2012

For years, the owners of Saigon Grill, Simon and Michelle Nget, failed to pay minimum wage and overtime to many…

Laundry Workers Center is Continuing the Fight!

9/24/2012

Inspired by the unionization drive by workers at Hot & Crusty on 63rd St., workers at other restaurants owned by…

Join 99 PKTS on September 17 for the Occupy Wall Street Anniversary!

9/16/2012

99 Pickets, OWS Arts & Labor, the Labor Outreach Committee, and Immigrant Worker Justice are all joining forces on the…

NYU Students stand in solidarity with 1199SEIU healthcare workers

9/16/2012

On September 11th, NYU students stood in solidarity with 1199SEIU nursing home members against NYU Law School trustee Daniel Straus,…

Workers and Community Declare Victory Against Hot and Crusty Store Closure; Agreement Reached to Rehire Workers, Recognize Union and Resume Bargaining

9/10/2012

Press release from the Laundry Workers Center. For Immediate Release  CONTACT: Virgilio Aran (347)394-8350 virgilio@lwcu.org Nastaran Mohit (914)557-6408 nastaran@lwcu.org Workers…

The Fight at Hot & Crusty Continues!

9/01/2012

Last May, workers at Hot & Crusty Restaurant on 63rd St. voted to form an independent Union. Yesterday workers and…

Workers and Occupy Wall Street Fight Shop Closure; 24-Hour Picket and Occupation of Hot and Crusty Bakery Begins

8/31/2012

Press release from the Laundry Workers Center on today’s occupation of Hot & Crusty.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nastaran Mohit (914)557-6408, nastaran@lwcu.org…

Why Are We Boycotting the Golden Farm Supermarket? / ¿Por Qué Estamos Boicoteando el Supermercado de Golden Farm?

8/16/2012

From NYCC: Come out on Saturday Aug. 18 and Sunday Aug. 19 from 8am to 8pm. [map] Boycott Golden Farm! Join…

Update on CWA/IBEW Fight for Justice at Verizon

8/12/2012

CWA & IBEW are still fighting for a fair contract with Verizon. Below is an update from CWA. We wanted…

Join the Verizon Twitter Picket!

8/10/2012

ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH & WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15TH, WE ARE GOING TO TAKE OVER THE TWITTER FEED OF VERIZON, THE…

Ride for the American Dream – Support Immigrant Workers!

8/07/2012

Immigrants in NYC work hard to advance and provide a better future for their families. But some luxury real estate…

Organize a Picket to Support Verizon Workers!

8/06/2012

Verizon is making millions in profit and give execs raises, while demanding workers sacrifice paid sick days, raises and their…

Weekly Leafletting with Verizon Workers!

8/06/2012

Support the workers at Verizon! Attend one of the weekly leafletings at the 34th St Verizon Wireless Store! Every Tuesday…

Join the 99 Pickets Brigade

7/27/2012

Help build a mass worker’s movement in NYC—join the 99 Pickets Brigade! You’ll get an email newsletter about every week…

TONIGHT! Expose the CHIPOCRISY at Chipotle Mexican Grill

7/25/2012

TONIGHT! Expose the #CHIPOCRISY at Chipotle Mexican Grill From Occupy Wall Street: For six years, Chipotle has refused to come…

Con Ed Lockout: What YOU Can Do

7/18/2012

Con Ed Lockout Con Ed will not allow 8,500 utility workers to work. Instead, they put dangerously unqualified management out…

Con Ed’s Board of Directors: A Who’s Who of the Anti-Labor 1%

7/05/2012

From PSLWeb: Kevin Burke is the chairman and CEO of Con Ed. He has also served on the Board of…

The Rise of the Lockout: A Worker Speakout

7/03/2012

More and more, employers are locking out workers—a union busting, anti-worker pressure tactic intended to get employees to accept concessions.…

Con Ed Locks Out 8,500 Utility Workers

7/03/2012

From Daily Kos Labor: New York utility Consolidated Edison responded to stalled contract negotiations by locking out 8,500 union power…

New Yorkers in Support of Striking Korean Truckers

7/03/2012

99 Pickets action on June 28, New Yorkers in support of striking Korean cargo truckers. Korean truckers are striking for…