Service workers win battle over scheduling

“Since they don’t want to come to the table, we took it upon ourselves to bring our own table,” Papa John’s Pizza worker and Fight for 15 leader Shantel Walker told Peoples World. “Many domestic workers are immigrants who don’t know their rights … but don’t feel they have the right to speak up, because they live in fear,” said domestic worker Daniela Contreras of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. “We must build organizations that make it possible for us to come together and organize to have our human and working needs met.”

Queens comes out against Trump

By Gabe Falsetta Hundreds of people gathered in the brisk air and sunshine Sunday afternoon in MacDonald Park in Forest Hills, Queens to send a clear message to Mr. Trump that Queens residents stand with Muslim, Jewish, LGBT, Black and Brown communities. Community Board 6 member Ethan Felder and co-sponsor Mazeda Uddin hosted the February…

Angela Davis to speak March 4 at New York City unity rally

This article first appeared on People’s World. By Sara Ladino During the largest protest in U.S. history, the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, civil rights icon Angela Davis once again inspired hundreds of thousands on the main stage in Washington D.C., a major site of struggle against the concentrated power of transnational…

#NotMyPresident’s Day!

By Gabe Falsetto While most government workers, school employees, and students enjoyed a day off due to the federal holiday, “Not My President’s Day” events took place in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and as many as two dozen other communities around the country. Here in New York, some 13,000 people gathered near Columbus Circle at the southwest tip of…