‘We are not Slaves!’: Haitian Garment Workers Strike for a Fair Wage

Buoyed by international union solidarity and hearkening to the revolutionary legacy of Jean-Jacque Dessalines, Haitian strikers facing state violence and lowball concessions remain undeterred.

‘We are not Slaves!’: Haitian Garment Workers Strike for a Fair Wage

By Frances Madeson, The Real News Unless you’re buck naked as you read this, chances are that you’re wearing at least one garment manufactured in the Haitian apparel factories of Port-au-Prince, Caracol, and Ouanaminthe. Those Hanes or Fruit-of-the-Loom briefs in your dresser drawer, the classic Levi’s denim jacket hanging in your closet, or that cheapo, […]

Manhattan, BK Bridges Shut Down By Protest For ‘Excluded Workers’

Manhattan, BK Bridges Shut Down By Protest For ‘Excluded Workers’

By Anna Quinn, Patch  BROOKLYN, NY — A massive protest asking for more funding for workers excluded from coronavirus relief packages shut down the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges on Tuesday morning. The stream of “excluded workers” and their supporters took to the streets in Brooklyn before marching and driving across the bridges, shutting down traffic […]

Support Nail Salon Workers and the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition

Support Nail Salon Workers and the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition

Nail salon technicians experience harrowing conditions on the job: labor rights violations at their workplace, wage theft, health and safety concerns which have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. With no proper ventilation and little personal protective equipment, nail salon workers are risking their lives to barely earn a minimum wage. Now, nail salon workers are […]

Food Delivery Workers Toiling Through Historic Flooding Call Skimpy Wages and Tips ‘A Cruel Joke’

Food Delivery Workers Toiling Through Historic Flooding Call Skimpy Wages and Tips ‘A Cruel Joke’

Sign reads “This area is temporarily closed”, as Morningside Park is flooded the morning after Hurricane Ida. – Morningside Park, Manhattan, NY, USA – September 2, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Claudia Irizarry Aponte, THE CITY As the remnants of Hurricane Ida barreled down on New York City Wednesday night, stranding vehicles on highways and bringing mass […]