Community supporting community becomes a reality in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: The Rent Strike goes on!

Community supporting community becomes a reality in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: The Rent Strike goes on!

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Publication Date: 
August 2, 2012
Author: 
Rob Robinson, Take Back the Land Leadership Committee

 

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Quiznos Seeks Fair Wage for Tomato Pickers Amid Protest

Quiznos Seeks Fair Wage for Tomato Pickers Amid Protest

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Publication Date: 
May 26, 2010
Author: 
Jennifer Lawinski
Organization Title: 
Slash Food

An activist group scheduled a protest Tuesday at Quiznos headquarters in Denver to urge the chain to come to an agreement with the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee Workers to ensure better working conditions and better pay for tomato pickers. 

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Top U.S. Labor Official Tours Immokalee, Talks About Farmworker Issues

Top U.S. Labor Official Tours Immokalee, Talks About Farmworker Issues

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Publication Date: 
May 18, 2010
Author: 
Katy Bishop
Organization Title: 
Naples News

The president’s ears were in Immokalee on Monday. At least that’s how community leaders, students and farmworkers felt when they spoke to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

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Photographs and Video from May Day 2010: United Workers Our Harbor Day

Photographs and Video from May Day 2010: United Workers Our Harbor Day

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Publication Date: 
May 1, 2010
Organization Title: 
Baltimore's Indypendent Reader

On May 1, 2010 the United Workers marched for living wages and work with dignity, targeting the developers behind the Inner Harbor. "Our Harbor Day" mobilized three separate political theater performances and street marches (on "earth," "education," and "work") from the greater Baltimore social justice community, which converged on City Hall for a concluding performance followed by a march to and through the Inner Harbor itself.

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"What May Day Means for Some of Baltimore’s Low-Wage Workers"

"What May Day Means for Some of Baltimore’s Low-Wage Workers"

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Publication Date: 
April 30, 2010
Author: 
Elizabeth Suman
Organization Title: 
Baltimore Brew

"Tomorrow, low-wage workers from Baltimore human rights organization United Workers will stage “Our Harbor Day,” an afternoon of parades, protests, plays, and 'elaborate story-telling performances' protesting low wages and unjust working conditions for Inner Harbor employees." Read the article in the Baltimore Brew here.

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The Mark Steiner Show: The United Workers Talk About Economic Justice in the Inner Harbor

The Mark Steiner Show: The United Workers Talk About Economic Justice in the Inner Harbor

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Publication Date: 
April 28, 2010
Author: 
Mark Steiner
Organization Title: 
The Mark Steiner Show

Members of the United Workers, a human rights organization in Baltimore made up of low wage workers striving to end poverty, sat down with radio host Mark Steiner.  This Saturday, May 1st, the United Workers will host Our Harbor Day, a day of education, performance, and protest, as they highlight their struggle to improve working conditions at Baltimore's inner harbor.  Guests on the show include members of United Workers and Director of NESRI's Human Right to Work with Dignity Program, Kate Caldwell.  

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"Slavery Still a Prominent Practice in U.S."

"Slavery Still a Prominent Practice in U.S."

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Publication Date: 
April 23, 2010
Author: 
Sunkyo Lee
Organization Title: 
The Rice Thresher

Sunkyo Lee writes, "What comes to your mind when you hear "fair-trade goods"? You might think of what fair trade works against - the coffee, chocolate and clothing industries that treat workers unfairly. Well, add products like oranges and tomatoes farmed in Florida, right here in the United States, to the list of goods produced through extreme exploitation.

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"Immokalee Freedom March Challenges Publix to Do the Right Thing"

"Immokalee Freedom March Challenges Publix to Do the Right Thing"

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Publication Date: 
April 23, 2010
Author: 
James Parks
Organization Title: 
AFL-CIO NOW

James Parks writes, "More than 1,000 farm workers and religious, student and fair food activists braved the rain for a massive picket, march and rally in Lakeland, Fla., Sunday to demand that Publix Super Markets respect the human rights of the workers who provide the food on the store shelves." Read the article here.

Check out a video of the march:

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"Students Push to End 'Modern Day Slavery'"

"Students Push to End 'Modern Day Slavery'"

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Publication Date: 
April 22, 2010
Author: 
Kate Dillon and Sara Gaul
Organization Title: 
The Duquesne Duke

Kate Dillon and Sara Gaul write, "Visitors of the Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum have to cram into a 24 square-foot cargo truck to view a timeline of Florida's slavery history, which extends into the 21st century. The truck, which resembles a U-Haul, is a replica of the space that 12 unpaid farm workers in Immokalee, Fla., were forced to live in by their employers." Read the entire article.

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"Tomato Pickers Plan March to Publix to Protest Prices"

"Tomato Pickers Plan March to Publix to Protest Prices"

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Publication Date: 
April 15, 2010
Author: 
Keith Morelli
Organization Title: 
The Tampa Tribune

Keith Morelli writes, "Busloads of tomato pickers and their supporters will stage a three-day Farmworker's Freedom March from Tampa to Lakeland beginning Friday morning to draw attention to wages and forced labor issues." Read the entire article.

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