#99PKTS Leading up to #MayDay! Support workers fighting for better labor conditions! #ows
1) SAVE OUR N.Y. TIMES!
April 25, 8:30-10:30am, The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street, NYC.
NY Newspaper Guild, CWA Local 31001 members protest at the NY Times annual shareholder’s meeting. Frozen pensions, compensation cuts of more than 10 percent, under-fund the medical plan – these are a few of Time’s Corporate Management’s Demands. A few weeks ago, the Guild asked a number of the paper’s journalists to sit down and talk on video about the negotiations, the issues important to them, and how they feel about working at the Times. Watch the video here.
2) Demand Dignity at Darden!
April 25, 6-7pm, Capital Grille, Chrysler Center, 155 42nd St., between 3rd & Lexington.
ROC-NY will be having a demonstration with allies and workers, to keep up the pressure and demand dignity at Darden. We will show them that New Yorkers support fairness and dignity in the workplace. Our last action was a great success and was lots of fun. Let’s make this one even better!! Also, visit to the website www.DignityatDarden.org to sign our petition in demanding that Darden sit down with the workers to find real solutions to their claims.
3) Support SEIU 1199 Healthcare Workers!
April 25, 11:30am-2:00pm, Beth Emeth Homecare Service, 1080 McDonald Ave., Brooklyn NY.
Home healthcare workers will be picketing in protest of stalled contract negotiations and the possibility of their benefits being cut! Please come out and support these tireless, unappreciated healthcare workers who deserve better labor conditions.
4) Tell NFL Owner: Stop Mistreating Workers and Our Communities!
April 25, 9:30pm-12:30am, NW corner of 48th and Sixth Avenue (Rockefeller Center Subway).
April 26, 5-8pm, NW corner of 48th and Sixth Avenue (Rockefeller Center Subway).
How did billionaire Shahid Khan–the new owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team–make his fortune? Workers and community members from Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan who say they’ve been harmed by his company’s use of hexavalent chromium–the chemical made famous in the movie Erin Brockovich–are coming to New York to tell their story at the NFL Draft. Join them in leafleting and other actions to make sure that, as Mr. Khan steps onto the national stage, America hears the real story. http://www.facebook.com/events/375682042473083/
5) Support SEIU 1199 Healthcare Workers!
April 26, 11:30am-2:00pm, CABS Home Attendant & Housekeeping, 44 Varet St., Brooklyn NY.
Workers will be picketing over issues of management refusing to negotiate on what workers want in their contract. Please support them in their fight for better labor conditions!
6) Support the New York Taxi Workers Alliance!
April 26, 3:30 PM, March from Queens Medallion Leasing (21-03 44th Ave in Long Island City) to SLS Jet then Midtown Garage (just blocks away)
Taxi drivers are marching to demand an end to rampant lease overcharges and calling for the first fare raise in over eight years to ensure that taxi workers can earn a livable income and create a Health and Wellness Fund.
7) Friday Morning! Join AFL-CIO President Trumka in a Race to the Top
April 27, 10-11am, Atlas Media, 242 W. 36th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
Writers and producers in nonfiction basic cable TV work long hours for low pay and no benefits. Hundreds of these employees have asked the Writers Guild of America, East to represent them. AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka will join WGAE officers and activists to urge one of the production companies to provide health benefits – to abandon the race to the bottom on wages and benefits, and instead to join the race to the top. RSVP: email@example.com
8) Justice for Workers at Golden Farm!
April 28, 24-Hour Boycott and Picket, 329 Church Ave., Brooklyn NY
We will have a presence outside the store all day and night, but the main gathering will be from 12-5pm. We have a set of speakers lined up, music, activities and food, so come and bring as many people as you can. Let us know if you want to sign up for an hour of picketing. We will try to have at least 20 people at all times.