Category Archives: Uncategorized

Congratulations to Our Newly Elected Board Of Directors!

At the end of 2016, we held our bi-annual elections for the NMASS Board of Directors. Join us in congratulating our new board members:Continue Reading

Weds., 2/22: JWBS Monthly Picket @ Manhattan Valley Restaurant

We invite everyone: Join the monthly picket at Indus Valley, 2636 Broadway (100 St.) –  Wednesday, 2/22, at 5:30 p.m. Boycott the Singhs’ businesses, including the Bergdorf Goodman employee cafeteria, the Dakota Bar, Columbus Gourmet Deli, Manhattan Valley and City Market Café Call on your state elected officials and Governor Cuomo to pass the SWEATContinue Reading

Sign The Petition: Gov. Cuomo, Take Immediate Action Against Wage Theft!

From the Justice Will Be Served Campaign >>Continue Reading

Rally in front of Manhattan Valley Restaurant

Let’s join together to stop the epidemic of wage theft! Call to Action: Rally in front of Manhattan Valley Restaurant Thursday, December 15, 1 p.m Many of us workers–union and non-union–have come forward against stolen wages. Many of us have gone to the State Department of Labor to file a complaint, or have gotten aContinue Reading

Rally Against Displacement @ City Hall, Dec. 7th

Rally Against Displacement @ City Hall, Dec. 7th

No More Displacement! We Want Equal Protection! Wednesday December 7th @ 3:30pm City Hall (Broadway side)  The Chinatown Working Group(CWG) Rezoning Plan has gained wide support in the LES and Chinatown community and beyond. If passed, the plan will put height limits on new developments. It will stop luxury waterfront skyscrapers, like Extell and JDS.Continue Reading

From the Ain’t I A Woman Campaign: Press Conference, Thursday 9/8 @ 11am

Home Attendants Call On First Chinese Presbyterian to Pay for All Hours They Worked FCP workers will invite all home attendants to join them in demanding stolen wages, and ending mandatory 24-hour shifts When: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 11 a.m. Where: In front of 30 Broad Street (location of FCP office), Manhattan, 10002 Home attendantsContinue Reading

The Villager: New Extell building is wrecking the hood, in many ways

YANNIC RACK for the Villager: Lower East Siders gathered near the Manhattan Bridge on South St. once again this week to protest against the 80-story apartment tower — dubbed the “Building from Hell” — that is currently rising there, and whose construction they say is damaging neighboring buildings. “This is not about gentrification, this isContinue Reading

WNYC: Despite New Laws, Delivery Cyclists Continue to Take Risks and Get Hurt

Check out NMASS and delivery workers Carlos Rodriguez-Herrera, interviewed on WNYC Jack D’Isidoro for WNYC: In a city that’s always moving, working as a food delivery cyclist in New York is not only demanding, but incredibly risky: they are four to seven times more likely to be injured in a motor vehicle collision than non-commercial cyclists,Continue Reading

NYT: Nail Salon Sweeps in New York Reveal Abuses and Regulatory Challenges

From The New York Times:  Labor investigators have swept through nail salons across the state since May, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered them to step up their scrutiny of the industry in response to a series of articles in The New York Times that revealed abysmal pay and working conditions among nail salon workers ReadContinue Reading

Fox 5: Neighbors Protest Manhattan Skyscraper

Watch the video here! Jessica Formoso, for Fox News: Two years ago the supermarket Pathmark closed down. Last year the development company Extell came in and is constructing what will be an 80-story luxury skyscraper at a site in Lower Manhattan. Now residents are outraged and are telling the city to stop the construction becauseContinue Reading

Thank you 5 year pledgers!

Kiran Chaudhuri

Jubencio Diaz

Marco Lino

Anne Kochman

Paul Ahn

Yolanda Donato

Fernilda Navarro

Angel Hernandez

learn more >>

National Mobilization Against Sweatshops

Lower East Side Workers Center

345 Grand Street, NY, NY, 10003

Tel: (212) 358-0295  Email: