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 […]

This Day in Workers’ History

The 211th birthday of Ira Aldridge, an African-American Shakespearean actor who denounced slavery and supported abolitionism through theater.

This Day in Workers’ History

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today)  – Today, 24 July 2018, commemorates the 211th birthday of Ira Aldridge, an African-American Shakespearean actor who denounced slavery and supported abolitionism through theater. Aldridge, who was born in the early 1800s to free blacks in New York City began his career as an actor with the African Grove Company, one of […]

Health center workers rally against layoffs

Many of those fired, a group that includes nurses, doctors, and mental health workers

Health center workers rally against layoffs

By Katie Johnston, The Boston Globe Dozens of fired workers and their supporters demonstrated outside the Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury Friday morning to protest what they say is retaliation for trying to organize a union. Twenty employees of the center were let go Thursday afternoon, some in the middle of their shifts, according […]