Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez speak about the importance of a Green New Deal at a town hall organized by the Sunrise Movement. – Washington, DC/USA- May 13, 2019 (Shutterstock)
Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are standing in solidarity with The New Yorker Union. Represented by The NewsGuild of New York, New Yorker Union members plan to hold an informational picket on Monday night to spotlight unfair labor practices at The New Yorker and to demand a just-cause provision in their first collective bargaining agreement. The picket coincides with a New Yorker Festival event scheduled to feature Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Warren. Both have agreed not to cross the picket line, and to withdraw their participation in The New Yorker Festival, until New Yorker management agrees to the “just cause” standard of discipline that union members have proposed.
“The NewsGuild and The New Yorker Union are fighting for basic dignity on the job, and we stand with them,” Ms. Warren and Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said in a joint statement to The New York Times. “We will not cross the picket line and attend the festival unless the New Yorker leadership agrees to the union’s demands — they should do so immediately.”
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