Daily News: Wage Theft Too Often Going Unpunished

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS || Sunday, November 23, 2014: New York is a great city, but as Marco Lino can attest, a workers’ paradise it is not. For four years, Lino, 53, worked 13 hours a day, six days a week stocking shelves at Rosemary’s Farm, a small grocery store in Flushing. His weekly salary was $350, thatContinue Reading

Hundreds Rally at DOL, tell Cuomo: NO MORE WAGE THEFT!

Hundreds Rally at DOL, tell Cuomo: NO MORE WAGE THEFT!

On the morning that Gov. Cuomo’s book tour comes to NYC, over 200 workers and advocates rallied to demand that Cuomo stop supporting illegal sweatshop businesses and start enforcing the labor law.Continue Reading

This Wednesday, 10/15, 9am: Demand Governor Cuomo Enforce the Labor Law

This Wednesday, 10/15, 9am: Demand Governor Cuomo Enforce the Labor Law

Governor Cuomo: Stop promoting sweatshops in NYS and stand up for workers Our monthly pickets outside the Department of Labor have brought together service workers, office workers, day laborers, and unpaid interns, and have succeeded in pressuring Cuomo to convene a wage board to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers as well as inContinue Reading

From our friends at the Flushing Workers Center: Workers Protest the Bank of Tokyo for Benefiting from the Sweatshop Practices at Rainbow Limo

On September 23, 2014, workers and supporters will protest the Bank of Tokyo to demand it stop benefiting from the sweatshop practices at Rainbow Limo. Two groups of workers at Rainbow Limo came forward to fight back against sweatshop conditions and filed lawsuits against Rainbow Limo and owner, SeongBae Dan for failing to pay overtime,Continue Reading

Workers, Advocates, Supporters to Cuomo: Stop the Cover Up- Be Accountable to Working People in NYS, Not Corporate Interests

Workers, Advocates, Supporters to Cuomo: Stop the Cover Up- Be Accountable to Working People in NYS, Not Corporate Interests

On Wednesday, August 20th, hundreds rallied in front of the NYS DOL on Varick St. to demand Gov. Cuomo enforce and strengthen the labor law. Last month, after two months of protests, Gov. Cuomo finally broke his silence on the wage board and announced it would be convened. At the rally, workers demanded that Gov.Continue Reading

Join us Wednesday, August 20, 9am to Demand Governor Cuomo Enforce the Labor Law

Join us Wednesday, August 20, 9am to Demand Governor Cuomo Enforce the Labor Law

Governor Cuomo: #1 Sweatshop Promoter Workers at Indus Valley restaurant, exposed the Department of Labor’s delays and failure to resolve complaints when they took to the streets to demand action after waiting 6 years. After more than a month, the workers forced the DOL to act and won! But we won’t stop here…Continue Reading

Women Workers Rally vs. Mandatory Overtime

Women Workers Rally vs. Mandatory Overtime

On July 26, 2014, the women workers of Pactiv were joined by over 100 workers, families and concerned residents in a rally to call on the wholesale giant Costco tostop selling Reynolds’ sweatshop products. Together with the Ain’t I A Woman?! Campaign, Pactiv workers are calling for a boycott of Reynolds products, until Reynolds meets workers’ demands. Continue Reading

NY Daily News: workers want Costco to stop buying from sweatshop products from Reynolds

A group of activist-workers has a message for Costco: “Stop supporting sweatshops.” The mostly Asian and Hispanic women want the retail giant to make some wholesale changes to its plastic purchasing practices. Specifically, the workers want Costco to stop buying from plastics conglomerate Reynolds, which draws a large portion of its product stock from aContinue Reading

Picket the DOL! This Weds., 7/16, 9am

Picket the DOL! This Weds., 7/16, 9am

On June 11, 2014, the Coalition for a Real Minimum Wage Increase launched a big demonstration in front of the Department of Labor. Workers from Indus Valley, who waited for more than 6 years for the Department of Labor to act, had held weekly pickets for a month. More than 200 workers and advocates participated inContinue Reading

Students Organizing Against Reynolds Teach-In: 7/11, 6pm

Reynolds Group Holdings is one of the worst sweatshop companies in the US. Pactiv, a subsidiary of Reynolds, forced workers to do overtime till they were injured or even disabled. Learn how Pactiv’s sweatshop conditions affect us all! Join students who are kicking Reynolds out of their schools and neighborhoods!Continue Reading

National Mobilization Against Sweatshops

Lower East Side Workers Center

345 Grand Street, NY, NY, 10003

Tel: (212) 358-0295  Email: nmass@yahoo.com