Tenants united in Albany: Housing is a Human Right!

JANUARY 23, 2020 | BY CAMERON ORR ALBANY — On Thursday, January 9th, tenants across New York State united in Albany to demand the right to housing. This was the first statewide action taken by members of the Housing Justice for All coalition since the launch of the campaign for a #NYHomesGuarantee.  Tenant activists rode…

McDonalds And Trump Win Another Battle With Workers

In another victory for the Trump Administration and McDonald’s, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in mid-December that the parent corporation is not responsible for the treatment or the conditions of workers in any of their thousands of franchises around the country.

AMC Nurses Receive Support From Albany Co. Legislature & City Council

On the evening of Dec. 16, 2019, both the Albany County Legislature and the City of Albany Common Council took action in support of nurses at Albany Medical Center who are attempting to get a collective bargaining agreement with the hospital.

The Albany Med nurses who are represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) have been negotiating for a contract for over a year.

Triangle Fire Memorial Coalition hosts NYC fundraiser to finish monument

November 18, 2019 10:21 AM CST  BY PAI Reprinted from PeoplesWorld.org NEW YORK (PAI)—One of the rare pro-worker memorials in the U.S. is underway, but it needs a little more money for completion. And that led the Remember the Triangle Fire Memorial Coalition, in conjunction with the New York Central Labor Council and many unions in and around…

Resolution opposing Cuba blockade moves ahead in New York City Council

November 6, 2019 | 1:03 PM CST  | BY GARY BONO Reprinted from PeoplesWorld.org NEW YORK—A resolution of the New York City Council calling for an end to the blockade of Cuba, Resolution 1092, has been officially introduced and is moving through the legislative process. After the resolution’s initial introduction, it was referred to the council’s…

Workers: Dignity and respect missing from Chipotle menu in New York

October 31, 2019 | 3:55 PM CST | BY CAMERON ORR Reprinted from PeoplesWorld.org NEW YORK — Last Wednesday, Oct. 23, workers in the fast-food industry walked off their jobs in NYC. They were joined by a group of at least 400 allies targeting the Chipotle store on the corner of 13th street and 6th Ave. in Manhattan. Rallying…

NYC council members introduce resolution against blockade of Cuba

October 24, 2019 2:22 PM CST  BY GARY BONO Reprinted from PeoplesWorld.org NEW YORK—On the steps of City Hall on Oct. 17, City Council representatives Inez Barron, Ydanis Rodriguez, and Jimmy Van Bremer announced the introduction of a council resolution calling for an end to the economic blockade and travel bans imposed by the U.S. federal government on…

New York’s public and private housing tenants join forces

October 24, 2019 | 10:51 AM CST  BY | CAMERON ORR Cold rain and classic Manhattan sewer water puddles couldn’t stop more than 300 tenants from attending a statewide coalition meeting last Wednesday. Gathered in the auditorium of the Washington Irving High School, activists and leaders of organizations united by the Housing Justice For All began by belting out…

Socialist-endorsed Tiffany Cabán wins Queens district attorney primary

June 26, 2019 2:37 PM CST  BY TINA NANNARONE AND GABE FALSETTA QUEENS, N.Y.—The La Boom Nightclub in Woodside, Queens, was packed wall to wall with hundreds of supporters. People were chanting “Sí se Puede” and “Black and brown lives matter.” That was the scene at approximately 11:15 pm last night when Tiffany Cabán declared herself the winner in the Democratic…

Costs of War and Militarism

Lindsay Koshgarian; National Priorities Project, Institute for Policy Studies Statement for New York, NY. February 12, 2018 U.S. cities and states are heavily reliant on federal funds. The average state government receives approximately 30 percent of its revenues from the federal government. In 2015, New York City received $6.3 billion in federal funds. [1] The…

Why is it solely women’s job to fix our sexism problem?

By Michelle Kern From #MeToo to #TimesUp, women are banding together to help fight structural sexual bias and abuses in their workplaces—but many are asking, why is this solely women’s job to fix? By now, many have heard the slogan of the #MeToo movement, founded ten years ago by activist Tarana Burke to share the common experience of sexual harassment…

U.S. youth set off for international festival in Russia

By Cameron Orr On the early morning of Friday, October 13th, 2017, eight young people organized by the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) will fly through Moscow to Sochi, Russia to join over 50,000 youth from over 183 countries for the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS). Running from October 14 – 22, this…