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, […]

Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Why the Student Debt Crisis Hits Black Borrowers Harder

If you are a borrower, but especially a black borrower, be wary of your due dates and sketch a plan of payment so you keep on top of your loan before it gets out of hand.

Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Why the Student Debt Crisis Hits Black Borrowers Harder

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – By now, we have all heard how immense the student debt crisis actually is. So, it should come as no surprise that student loans continue to wreak havoc on the lives of students who graduate with loan repayments. What is more, though, is that the loans carry on their effect […]

Power Labor 50: State of the New York City Unions

The annual celebration of the Power Labor 50, hosted by the City & State Multimedia News Organization and the New York City Central Labor Council

Power Labor 50: State of the New York City Unions

Brooklyn (Workers World Today) — September 6 was the date of the annual celebration of the Power Labor 50, hosted by the City & State Multimedia News Organization and the New York City Central Labor Council. This event, where politicians and union members met for a night of networking, boasted the year’s top contenders in […]

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 […]

Healthcare and Undocumented Individuals: An Islander’s Story

A choice of life and death.

Healthcare and Undocumented Individuals: An Islander’s Story

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – You have read the headline, now place yourself in this scenario: The Beginning of the Bad The year is 2011. You are a migrant from St. Vincent and the Grenadines who visited the United States for a wedding. You went through the necessary procedure for obtaining a visa in your homeland […]