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11.06.14 Rhett Jones

Around 5 PM on Wednesday, members of the activist group Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.) unfurled a 40-foot banner on the Guggenheim Museum’s rotunda. The banner said, “Stop Labor Abuse” and “Countdown to Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.” The activists were highlighting the growing concern for workers building the latest branch of the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi, who many […]

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10.15.14 Bucky Turco

Today, it’s being widely reported that ancient retailer Macy’s, will be opening its stores on Thanksgiving at 6PM to accommodate product-thirsty Black Friday shoppers. That’s two hours earlier than last year. This must come as great news to employees who must not only cope with the rigmarole of dealing with their families, but also groggy, overfed customers […]

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09.05.14 Rhett Jones

Nineteen people were arrested yesterday in a Times Square demonstration organized for fast-food workers seeking a livable wage. The protesters were charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing vehicle traffic after reportedly walking into the middle of 42nd Street and sitting down, before being handcuffed and taken to booking. For the last two years, the Service Employees International […]

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06.26.14 Sophie Weiner

When NYU began constructing their satellite campus in Abu Dhabi, a region notoirous for exploiting migrant workers, the school’s representatives vocal about protecting the rights of those hired to build it. They promised that the workers would live in safe and decent conditions, hold onto their passports and have the right to object to unfair […]

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03.19.13 Andy Cush

As a part of state budget negotiations, New York legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo have agreed upon a plan that would gradually raise minimum wage over the next three years. The minimum would extend from $7.25 to $8 next year, $8.75 at the beginning of 2015, and $9 at the beginning of 2016, and would […]

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01.07.13 Andy Cush

The New York City Department of Education warned parents Sunday that school bus drivers may be on the verge of a strike, in retaliation against the department’s announcement that it would be accepting bidding for 1,100 routes for children with disabilities, without offering standard job security measures on the new contracts. In the event of […]

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11.08.12 Andy Cush

According to the president of New York’s transit workers union, the MTA recently reneged on a verbal agreement to compensate employees who were either unable to or told not to come into work on October 29th and 30th, the two days during which Hurricane Sandy was hitting the city at full force. In a statement […]

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08.02.11 Marina Galperina

“This was not an outcome Sotheby’s wanted,” but the auction house has locked out its picketing art handlers and hired scabs to “assure our clients of smooth and uninterrupted service.” There will be a rally today. […]

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01.20.11 Lauri Apple

The city’s unemployment rate decreased last month, but only because people stopped looking for jobs. Because they’ve given up. Because there are no jobs. And even when there are jobs, they don’t pay good wages or reduce the city’s ridiculous income gap in any significant way, so why even bother trying? […]

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11.17.10 Lauri Apple

Today the Senate’s supposed to could have voted on the Paycheck Fairness Act. But the Republicans stopped that from happening. […]

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