100s rally in Queens! Workers at @AmysBread are fighting for respect, security, health care. More at amysbread.brandworkers.com.
Today we took a field trip to Kaplan Intl and told them to sign a fair contract now w/their teachers! Huge thanks to Rude Mechanical Orchestra for “Which Side Are You On?” http://99pickets.org/kaplan
Getting ready… Kaplan Intl: sign a fair contract w/your teachers now! http://99pickets.org/kaplan
For over a year, Kaplan teachers have been fighting for decent pay and basic benefits. In this video, they explain the REAL “Kaplan Experience”.
Support them by signing their petition: http://bit.ly/19ZXr8u
#RatArmy out at #GoldenFarm! #SonnyKim, time for a fair contract! http://goldenfarmjustice.wordpress.com
"Mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, what’s the discount on their lives!" 1200 deaths in Bangladesh factories, and @PiperLime still won’t sign the Accord on Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety. http://enddeathtraps.org
Today’s pose: corpse pose. In the last six months, 1200 workers died in unsafe Bangladeshi garment factories where US clothing is made. Athleta/Gap, sign the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord and stop the killing!
Help us Twitterbomb Athleta today: http://99pickets.org/bangladesh
Great video from @EyeOnTheGround re: our Bangladesh solidarity action in the Brooklyn Target store.
Target, Children’s Place and Gap Inc.: sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety!
See http://99pickets.org/bangladesh for more info.
25 activists affiliated with 99 Pickets and other local solidarity groups staged a demonstration inside the Target store at the Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn, NY, calling on the company to sign onto the recently negotiated Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
The action drew a heavy police and security guard presence that eventually forced the group from the store after about 15 minutes. As they reached the store exit, repeated attempts were made to deliver a letter to the store manager on this issue, but nobody on staff would receive the letter. The group continued the demonstration as they made their way to the mall exit, and along the way, a letter was successfully delivered to the Children’s Place, another company that sources apparel from Bangladesh and that has not signed the Accord.
At the mall exit, amidst some confusion, an incident occurred where one of the activists was arrested and taken to the nearby 78th police precinct. More news will be forthcoming as we get it.
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.
More info about what’s happening at DISHES:
#KLAW kitten liberation armed whissitance
We’re getting ready for May Day! New York: join the Immigrant Worker Justice throw-down on May 1, 12 noon at Bryant Park.
Would you eat at a restaurant that STEALS from their workers and FIRES them for standing up for their rights?
Write a review on Yelp! and let “Dishes” know that their illegal retaliation will not be tolerated. Workers have a right to collective action in the workplace.
Be sure to mention it if you’re a former “Dishes” customer.
#DirtyDishes: Retaliate? We escalate!
March on Optimum/Cablevision: Reinstate the 23 Illegally-Fired Workers!
The scene on January 31 as NY labor and community allies demand that Cablevision/Optimum reinstate the 23 technicians they illegally fired.
You shouldn’t be fired for standing up for your rights!
Sign the petition: http://bit.ly/WDiYLU
23 Brooklyn Cablevision/Optimum workers were illegally fired on January 30. Why? When they tried to speak with a Cablevision/Optimum vice president about the company’s lack of good faith bargaining, the vice president claimed they were striking — even though none of the workers had refused to work. In fact, some of the workers who had begun their routes were called back to the garage to be fired.
Sign the petition: http://bit.ly/WDiYLU
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.]
Democracy Now! coverage of Tuesday morning’s #blocktheboat picket at the Port of Newark.
Also on DN! today, The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Used Payoffs to Bribe Its Way Through Expansion in Mexico
From Bangladesh to the Jersey shore, (sing it!) Solidarity Forever!!
They have taken untold millions that they never toiled to earn,
But without our brain and muscle not a single wheel can turn.
We can break their haughty power, gain our freedom when we learn
that the union makes us strong.
Remember the Triangle Fire #blocktheboat
We #WalmartElves were able to sneak into a #Walmart and spread truth!
More rebranding fun!
#WalmartElves Rollback re-signing #Walmart
Unforseeable Costs from #WalmartElves @CorpAction #OurMart #WalkOutOnWalmart
Show Solidarity with Striking Workers! On Black Friday in NJ. Get your own signs here!
Psyched about the launch of our new project REBRAND WALMART
Support Walmart workers! How to culturejam and undermine Walmart.
Rollback? No… FIGHTBACK! More culture jamming at Walmart.
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- 5/28 EMERGENCY ACTION: Call Liberato’s Owner and Defend Worker Organizing
- 5/01 Press Advisory: May Day “Immigrant Worker Justice Tour” to Picket Downtown Manhattan Highlighting Labor Campaigns, Deportation and Detention of Immigrants
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