Over a hundred home attendants from various NYC home care agencies and dozens of supporters convened at a workers’ center in Lower Manhattan Wednesday to celebrate several precedent-setting decisions issued in the past few weeks by the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division. The decisions* make the law clear: it is illegal for employers to pay only 12 hours for 24-hour shifts.
SICK OF BEING LIED TO AND SOLD OUT BY CHIN & DE BLASIO?
LET’S DEMAND OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TAKE ACTION TO PASS THE CWG REZONING PLAN!
No matter who is elected this fall, our community must join together and hold our City Council member accountable to us. Many of us in the Lower East Side and Chinatown are struggling. Right now we have a chance to protect our community—our homes, jobs, gardens—from being destroyed and taken over by high-rise condos and hotels.
The Chinatown Working Group Rezoning Plan was created by a coalition of 60 groups including Community Boards 1, 2, and 3 to protect the Lower East Side and Chinatown from displacement and over-development. All four City Council candidates in District 1 say they support the CWG Plan. Is any candidate willing to take on Mayor de Blasio and the developers to pass this community-led plan? (more…)
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…)
We need your help to pass the SWEAT Bill!
“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.”
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@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
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 >>