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Today’s pose: corpse pose. In the last six months, 1200…  

6/21/2013


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

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

2/01/2013


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

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