Doing Business with New York State

Making successful bids can be difficult for newcomers. You have to shoehorn your way into the competition, often against well-established and entrenched players.

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – The Empire State isn’t just a goldmine for potential businesses to set up shop. New York spends billions of dollars each year on a myriad of goods and services, from paper clips to construction work, to help our state run like a fine-tuned machine. During the last fiscal year alone […]

Can You Get Out of Jury Duty?

If you are a citizen and 18 years of age, have not been convicted of a felony and can communicate in English, be ready for jury service.

Can You Get Out of Jury Duty?

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – You reach your hand into the mailbox only to pull out the most dreaded letter feared by all adults: jury duty. Immediately, you start calculating how to get out of what already feels like a life sentence to you. Rest assured, there are ways to not only avoid jury duty, […]

ROBERT JACKSON: Activist, Family Man, and State Senator in Waiting

“I will stand up to the governor and anyone else that’s denying our children the right for education under the law, NYS law; [and] anyone that’s going to try to hold back the moving of the rent laws that impact over a million people. I will stand up for, fighting to make sure that everyone is entitled to universal healthcare.” - Robert Jackson

ROBERT JACKSON: Activist, Family Man, and State Senator in Waiting

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — Robert Jackson, 67, is running for the state senate…again. He is the popular, former Manhattan (7th District) City Council Member (2002 to 2013). New York born and raised, state senate candidate Jackson’s key platform issues include: the Campaign for Fiscal Equity for adequately funded public schools, universal health care, and […]

Scary Housing Trends? What Small Property Tenants Need to Know

Don't let landlords trick you into relinquishing your rights as a tenant. Consult a landlord-tenant attorney for assistance in court procedures and even before you sign your lease. -- Chereen James

Scary Housing Trends? What Small Property Tenants Need to Know

Officials are currently seeking ways to combat the Housing crisis, where an increasing number of renters have found themselves searching for affordable units. Landlords are attempting to evict tenants in hopes of earning a higher rental income, and in hopes of delivering their property vacant upon its sale. In response to the growing eviction campaign, […]

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In the United States alone, there are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors, which can be attributed to earlier detection and better treatment. It is crucial that women over the age of 40 get a mammogram every year.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is a month devoted to breast cancer awareness, an annual health campaign, where communities gather and host walks, share knowledge, and celebrate survival. Breast cancer has touched so many of the closest people in our lives, from family members, dear friends and work colleagues. Through donations, planned giving, participating in walks, or volunteering, there […]

Workers World Today Endorses: Tish James, Jumaane Williams and Andrew Cuomo

Vote Tish James for Attorney General, Jumaane Williams for Lt. Governor, and Andrew Cuomo for Governor on Thursday, Sept 13, 2018!

Workers World Today Endorses: Tish James, Jumaane Williams and Andrew Cuomo

By Workers World Today Editorial Board (BROOKLYN, NY) – We proudly and strongly endorse Letitia A. “Tish” James to be the next Attorney General for the State of New York. A lawyer, an activist, and a politician in the Democratic Party, Ms. James is the Right Choice as Attorney General for Democrats. She is the […]

Lt. gov. candidate Jumaane Williams: Can he fight for affordable housing?

Jumaane Williams, a council member representing the 45th Council District in Brooklyn. Candidate for New York Lt. Gov.

Lt. gov. candidate Jumaane Williams: Can he fight for affordable housing?

When it comes to the cities of this world with the largest homeless population, our very own New York City comes second, with over 70,000 homeless. This startling figure went up since March of 2017 when it was around 60,000, and shows no indication of going down. Despite this, New York City continues to fight […]

Dr. Wesley Muhammad Discusses Leadership in the Nation of Islam

“Leadership is not he or she who is the greatest orator and leadership is not he or she who has the greatest wealth or material gain. Leadership is he or she who can provide right guidance in the critical hour.” - Dr. Wesley Muhammad

Dr. Wesley Muhammad Discusses Leadership in the Nation of Islam

By Staff Writer  | Thu Jul 12, 2018 BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – Activist and student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad of the Nation of Islam (NOI) discussed leadership in a radio interview with Ask the Lawyer, a production of All Black Radio, broadcasted through WVIP 93.5 FM in the Tri-state area. Dr. Muhammad said that […]

100,000 New Jobs for New York: Will Enough Go to Poorer Workers?

Some fear that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s program to create jobs paying at least $50,000 is not reaching people in the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

100,000 New Jobs for New York: Will Enough Go to Poorer Workers?

By The New York Times Since graduating two years ago from a small private high school in Queens, Ya’seen Madyun has completed a culinary training program and has attended security training courses, all in the hopes of landing a job that pays anywhere near $50,000. In January, Mr. Madyun, now 22, sought assistance at one […]

New York City teachers to get 6 weeks of paid parental leave

The contract covers about 120,000 workers. They include 79,000 teachers, plus United Federation of Teachers-represented school nurses, therapists, guidance counselors, secretaries and others.

New York City teachers to get 6 weeks of paid parental leave

BY NY1 New York City will provide six weeks of parental leave at full salary for hundreds of thousands of city public school employees, including tens of thousands of teachers. The agreement was announced Wednesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, union and school officials. “Paid parental leave makes so much sense, it always made sense, […]