Teamsters Endorse Rafael Espinal for Public Advocate

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16 represents 120,000 workers and 27 local unions in and around New York City.

Teamsters Endorse Rafael Espinal for Public Advocate

By Teamsters (Press Release) Rafael Espinal, candidate for NYC Public Advocate, is honored to accept the endorsement of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16, which represents 120,000 workers and 27 local unions in and around New York City. George Miranda, President of Joint Council 16, said: “Rafael Espinal has stood up for working people […]

How the Immigrant’s Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., Fights Injustice for You

The IJLEF acts to empower immigrants and protect them against proposals such as the Public Charge Rule

How the Immigrant’s Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., Fights Injustice for You

By IJLEF, Inc. Immigrating to the United States is a difficult task that raises many questions for immigrants who want to ensure their rights to stay in this country. If you’ve ever researched the legality of immigrating to the U.S. from any country, you may have asked yourself these questions: What is Unlawful Presence? What […]

To bartend or not to bartend: That is the question

Whether you choose to enroll in a school or work your way up starting as a server, bartending is a lucrative field.

To bartend or not to bartend: That is the question

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — The American Bartender’s School of NYC prides itself as the oldest bartending school and boasts over 100,000 graduates, training professional bartenders for the sleepless and bar-ridden metropolitan city since 1969. The school claims that you can make $300 per night as a Bartender. That cash is 150% more than what […]

A Fresh Take On The Difficulties of Running Third Party

There is more significance to casting a third party vote: it can just as well be interpreted as a reflection of a voter’s dissatisfaction with the current status quo, and those in power.

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — Political scientists have known since the 1950s that as a consequence of plurality voting alternative parties would be marginalized in the resulting two-party system, adhering to what is commonly referred to as Duverger’s law. What this leads to are disparate branches of competition, where more recognizable parties such as the […]

How Work Culture Is Undermining Our Humanity

Work culture certainly takes a priority where it is more significant to make a dollar than it is to help a person in need.

Perhaps you have come across the term “work culture,” an indelible feature of capitalism and one of which pivots itself in American society. Staying too true to the work culture may be causing a change in yourself you did not quite register yet in your mind. This past December 13, a rage- fueled act of […]

New York’s Attorney General-elect to Investigate Trump’s Violations of Law

The Trump brand is headquartered in New York, which gives Ms. James the power to investigate him and his associates.

New York’s Attorney General-elect to Investigate Trump’s Violations of Law

Letitia (Tish) James, New York’s incoming Attorney General, told NBC News that she wants to investigate Donald Trump and his inner circle, including his family and business associates.    “We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well….We want to investigate […]

What tenants must know about buyouts, rent hikes and lease termination

If you are a tenant of a multiple dwelling unit, you should know your rights when offered a buyout, when you are facing a rent increase and when your lease is facing termination.

What tenants must know about buyouts, rent hikes and lease termination

Throughout New York City, tenants of multiple dwellings have found themselves making the critical decision of whether they should accept a buyout for their rent-stabilized apartment. Rent stabilization usually applies to buildings with 6 or more units, although there are exceptions. What Landlords have realized is that tenants with rent-stabilized leases typically have lower than […]

Defendants Charged With Stealing From At Least 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes

“In New York’s highly competitive job market, applicants and job seekers are particularly susceptible to fake employment scams." - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Defendants Charged With Stealing From At Least 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes

NEW YORK, NY, Press Release (Manhattan District Attorney Office) – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictments of OSMOND EWEKA, 31, a member of a royal family in West Africa, and KAMEL MCKAY, 27, for stealing more than $54,000 from at least 250 victims in three employment fraud schemes. The defendants […]

Recidivism and Expungement: How the Revolving Doors of Incarceration Can Be Closed for Good

Expunging criminal records, that is, removing misdemeanor or felony charges from a rap sheet, would be the most tangible form of a second chance, but it isn’t so easy to wipe the slate clean in New York State: criminal records can only be sealed, and even then, this only pertains to certain crimes.

Recidivism and Expungement: How the Revolving Doors of Incarceration Can Be Closed for Good

BROOKLYN, (Workers World Today) – Although recidivism rates are widely acknowledged as the measure of our criminal justice system’s success, many of the ex-prisoners behind these statistics are caught in a revolving door, cycling in and out of prison without any other prospective future in sight. Recidivism, or when former inmates reoffend and are rearrested, […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Announces Two Events to Allow Individuals to Erase Past Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Community-Based Opportunities to Consult with Defense Lawyers and File Motions to Erase Convictions for Cases that are No Longer Being Prosecuted in Brooklyn

Brooklyn District Attorney Announces Two Events to Allow Individuals to Erase Past Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Press Release, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office — Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced two community-based sessions next week where individuals who have been previously convicted in Brooklyn for a misdemeanor marijuana possession offense will be able to meet with a defense lawyer at no cost and fill out a motion asking to erase that conviction. […]

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