Civil and Workplace Rights
Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and women’s movements and, more recently, with the LGBTQ community.
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This week, the United States Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against NYC-based electronics retailer B&H Photo, alleging that the store’s management discriminated against women and workers of color.
To NYC labor, immigrant rights activists, students and all defenders of workers’ rights: The owners of Bröd Kitchen are going all out in their drive to break the workers’ union, firing the union president and moving to decertify the union. This is an attack on all of us.
The owners of Bröd Kitchen (formerly Hot & Crusty) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side announced a sudden and immediate shut down of the unionized bakery/restaurant.
March and Rally for Workplace Safety (en español abajo)
Thursday, December 10
12:30PM Assemble at Beekman and Nassau Street
1PM March to City Hall
Today, one year from 2016 Presidential Election Day, workers gathered in Downtown Brooklyn to call for “$15 and a Union.” Representatives of unions including 32BJ SEIU, 1199 UHWE, TWU Local 100, RWDSU, Workers United, CWA District 1, CWA Local 1109, Teamsters 814, Ironworkers Local 40, Teamsters
Join workers from across the Labor Movement, activists, and allies calling for a raise for millions of low-wage workers.
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What do fast food workers, construction workers, new media, entertainment workers, teachers, transportation workers, and retail workers have in common?
They are all fighting for change by putting workers' voices & faces front and center in their fights!