Laborers Local 79 Picket today! Workers need safe working conditions! Stop the attack on the 99% #99pkts
Richard Trumka Prez of the AFL-CIO Joins the 99 Pickets!!!
"These writers and producers are doing what workers have always done. They’re doing a great job in the TV industry, and now they’re joining together in a union to turn these jobs into great jobs with health care. I’m proud to stand with them," Richard Trumka said.“If you consider a workplace fraught with violations of wage and hour laws, long hours, unfair pay and zero benefits to be a sweatshop, then any number of television production companies in New York City fit that bill,” said Lowell Peterson, Executive Director, Writers Guild of America, East. “Nonfiction is almost entirely non-union, but it will change as the WGAE continues to organize and bargain on behalf of writers and producers in this part of the industry. Creative professionals understand the importance of banding together to make their work lives better.”
Workers from Flex n’ Gate in front of the NFL Draft Store picketing owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars Shahid Kahn’s abuses of workers, immigrants and the environment. #99pkts
President Richard Trumka of the 10-million-plus member strong
AFL-CIO will join us as we march and protest against high leases, lease
overcharges and general garage/broker greed! We will also be joined by
drivers from Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and San Francisco; other union
allies; and activists of Occupy Wall Street.
Join Us For This Special Action To Bring Attention To The Media, Public &
City And State Officials About The Daily Struggle Of Taxi Drivers.
We will start at Queens Medallion Leasing and then march to SLS Jet and
then to Midtown Garage.