Workers World: New York City

Workers World: New York City

By Ludmila Leiva (Refinery29) Each year, millions of young professionals from all over the country and world move here in search of their dream career. For many, New York signifies opportunity and is a manifestation of the American dream, but is living and working in NYC all that it’s cracked up to be? New York […]

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 […]

Whole Foods Workers Need Unionization Now More Than Ever

Amazon just recently became a trillion-dollar company. The issue here is that the parent company of Whole Foods Market keeps on expanding but unfortunately for the employees, they are experiencing very little advantage from it. Workers complain that they are living paycheck to paycheck and this is simply not enough.

Whole Foods Workers Need Unionization Now More Than Ever

Brooklyn (Workers World Today) — Earlier this month, employees at Whole Foods Market made an effort to unionize. The announcement came on Sept. 6 as workers of the company started a mass email thread they sent to nearly all store-level employees in each of the 490 stores owned and operated by the supermarket chain. The […]

Fighting Wage Theft

Wage theft can even happen to unionized workers

Fighting Wage Theft

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — National studies have shown that one-third of low-wage workers experience wage theft every week. Two-thirds have had wages stolen at some point in their work lives. Employers use a variety of means to avoid paying wages their workers have earned: working them off the clock, failing to pay overtime, failing to […]

New Yorkers Need a Raise

The average American wage today ($22.65/hour) is less than it was in January 1973 ($23.68/hour) when adjusted for inflation. Over these last 45 years, productivity – the amount we produce per hour as workers – is up 217%. But our wages remain flat.

New Yorkers Need a Raise

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – I’m a Teamster who had his pension cut 20% with the approval of the U.S Treasury Department just before I retired. Existing retirees were cut 30%. These cuts were made by a bipartisan act of Congress in 2014 that removed the guarantee in the 1974 Employment Retirement Income Security Act that […]

The Green New Deal is an Economic Bill of Rights

"The Green Party has been campaigning for a Green New Deal that would be the fulfillment of the original New Deal’s aspiration for an Economic Bill of Rights – with added right to a clean and sustainable environment, particularly to address the mounting climate crisis." - Howie Hawkins, the 2018 Green Party candidate for Governor of New York.

The Green New Deal is an Economic Bill of Rights

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – It has been 84 years since President Franklin Roosevelt formed the Committee on Economic Security in June 1934 to make recommendations during the height of the Great Depression on how to provide economic security for all Americans. The five-member committee included three of the most progressive New Dealers: Henry Wallace, […]