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Mass incarceration and discrimination in our justice system hurts our communities

The expansion of the U.S. prison system—driven by privatization that has turned imprisonment into a profit center for corporate America—has taken a toll on our neighborhoods. Our justice system disproportionately targets communities of color, sending far too many young people ...

Wal-Mart no model citizen

When President Barack Obama visited a Wal-Mart store in California recently to praise the company’s allegedly progressive environmental philosophy, he couldn’t have picked a worse example of a good global neighbor.

Mothers’ March for Justice

“Economic inequality is the defining challenge of our time,” President Barack Obama declared late last year.

Car Wash Assembly RDSW showcases the power of NYC’s workers

In April, hundreds of car wash workers and community and worker activists joined together at Stella and Charles Guttman Community College in Manhattan for the second annual Car Wash Workers Assembly.

Raising the minimum wage isn’t enough

We applaud and support efforts to raise the minimum wage in New York and elsewhere.

Expand and strengthen the living wage law to lift our communities

When the New York City Council passed historic living wage legislation last year, it was an important step on a long road toward creating a fairer and more equitable city for all New Yorkers. The premise of the legislation is ...

MTA fare hikes lower than expected, TWU wonders ‘where’s our money?’

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) recently announced that it overestimated the proposed fare hikes for 2015 and 2017, and New Yorkers won’t feel the pinch as much as expected. “MTA cost-cutting measures have been more effective than anticipated,” read an ...

Wal-Mart’s holiday of sorrow

The holiday decorations are starting to appear, and that means the busiest shopping season is almost upon us. And as Black Friday approaches, consumers will be faced with choices as to how they’ll spend their money for holiday gifts. They’ll ...

RWDSU leader speaks on life devoted to labor rights

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), has union leadership in his blood. While being honored by the AmNews this Thursday at the paper’s annual labor breakfast, Appelbaum talked about his experiences with unions at ...

Realizing the dream of economic and social justice

Throughout this summer, people have been preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

Living wage law is building a better New York

A little over three years ago, a coalition of community and labor activists, religious leaders and elected officials joined together with the RWDSU to announce the launch of the Living Wage NYC Campaign.

Living wage law is building a better New York

A little over three years ago, a coalition of community and labor activists, religious leaders and elected officials joined together with the RWDSU to announce the launch of the Living Wage NYC Campaign.

Win for 'carwasheros' proves low-wage workers can prevail

It's been a big couple of weeks for many of the courageous car wash workers-who...

A higher minimum wage in New York

$7.25 per hour has been the minimum wage in New York since 2004. Over the...

In memoriam: Dr. Annie B. Martin

On June 12, New York City lost an incredible champion of labor and civil rights....

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