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
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.
#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!
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.
Walmart keeps standards low to give YOU low prices.
We’re Greedy. Find our competitors paying their employees less? We’ll match them, guaranteed.
We Exploit Workers. We gladly ignore abuses at our manufacturing and warehouse facilities. We also retaliate against workers when they speak up! :-)
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.
On Wednesday, May 30th the Strand will be hosting a free, public event celebrating the store’s 85th anniversary. We will be crashing the party. The event begins at 5 PM. We plan to picket the store at 4:30 PM. We then plan to attend the soiree, partaking of the free cake & champagne. Before & during all of this, we will leaflet the sidewalk outside the store. Workers will be dressed in Union garb all day at work & at the event.
The workers of the Strand invite & beseech all who can to join us in fighting the greed of our own slice of the 1%. Our boss lives in Trump Tower; his daughter & co-owner is married to a US Senator. They ask us for wage freezes & givebacks while business is robust. We have mustered a strong resistance to their austerity; please help us move forward.