Thursday, 8/10, 3:30 p.m., in front of 250 Broadway Press Conference and Rally

Council Member Margaret Chin is spreading more lies to cover up her collusion with luxury developers to help them get rich, destroying Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Because of Chin’s wrongdoings, residents are getting evicted, and public housing is falling apart or privatized, small businesses are forced to shut down. We join this press conference and rally organized by 83-85 Bowery residents who are fighting against their slumlord, luxury developers, and Chin who is colluding with these developers to steal our community right out from under us!   (more…)

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We need your help to pass the SWEAT Bill!

What you can do:

1. Call Leader Flanagan (518) 455-2071 and Leader Klein (518) 455-3595 and urge them to support SWEAT, S579 to get on the floor for a vote. Here’s what you can say:
“I am a NYS resident and I (state your connection to the issue of wage theft). I am calling to ask Senator [Name] to put S579, Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (“SWEAT”), on the floor for a vote before the session ends. This bill will strengthen the existing law to protect businesses from unfair competition and help workers collect stolen wages. Wage theft is rampant in New York but exploitative employers too often hide or transfer their assets so even when workers or the Department of Labor win a court-awarded judgment, they are often unable to collect the money owed to them. This bill will help reward hard work and level the playing field for honest businesses.”


2. Share the photo on Twitter and Facebook! Suggested text for Twitter: @LeaderFlanagan @JeffKleinNY Pass SWEAT in the Senate to help workers like these! #StopWageTheft #PassTheSWEATbill
Suggested text for Facebook: Wage theft like this happens way too often in New York state. The SWEAT bill will help workers collect the wages they have earned. It’s time to pass the bill in the Senate! Visit SWEATny.org for more information. #StopWageTheft #PassTheSWEATBil



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Help us get the SWEAT Bill passed by sharing this photo on Twitter and Facebook!


@JohnBonacic @LeaderFlanagan @JeffKleinNY Pass SWEAT in the Senate to help workers and good businesses! #StopWageTheft #PassTheSWEATbill


Wage theft like this happens way too often in New York state. The SWEAT bill will help workers collect the wages they have earned. Urge your Senator to pass the SWEAT bill! Visit sweatny.org for more information. #StopWageTheft #PassTheSWEATBill

Please Give: Matching Pledge Drive

This year we have a special opportunity. A long-time member has pledged to match the total we are able to raise this year with a donation of up to $50,000. He pledges to do this for the next 5 years.

“I see that NMASS is doing what few groups dare to do–give workers a fighting chance to have a livelihood, to have a life, instead of being reduced to victims begging not to be deported or evicted.”

Please help us meet this target this year! The more NMASS can become a truly self-sustaining grassroots organization, the more we can  build our organizing.

Learn more and make a donation at our dedicated fundraising site >>

Contact Your Senator about the SWEAT Bill!

From the Justice Will Be Served Campaign:

The SWEAT Bill (NYS A628/S579) is in the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee. Let’s get the committee to approve the bill! This is the first step before the bill can be passed by the NYS Senate.

Call the Senate switchboard and ask for your representative:


Call key NYS Senators:

Senator John J. Bonacic

Head of Judiciary Committee


Senator Jeffrey D. Klein
Senator John J. Flanagan  

Your call can make a difference! Here’s a sample of what you can say: