"This is a major victory for our coalition and for countless New Yorkers. Through intense advocacy and organizing, we demanded a better plan with deeper affordability, and that’s what the New York City Council has secured. We are very grateful to City Council Members Jumaane Williams, Ritchie Torres, Donovan Richards, and Ben Kallos for their tireless leadership on behalf of the most vulnerable low-income New Yorkers. They played a crucial role in securing a stronger, more robust affordable housing and rezoning plan,” said Maritza Silva-Farrell, Campaign Director of Real Affordability for All.
Transform Don’t Trash NYC, a coalition of labor, community, and environmental groups pushing to transform how New York City disposes of its commercial trash, released a new animated video to raise awareness about the challenges and dangers of New York City’s commercial waste industry.
People’s Climate Movement in New York City demands bolder action on climate, protests Chase Bank and others in citywide demonstrations
A coalition of community organizations, labor groups, students and workers will gather today at St. Bart's Church near Chase Bank's Midtown headquarters at 11:30 a.m. and the Harlem State Office Building at 5 p.m. to publicly demonstrate against Chase Bank and other entities’ financial ties to climate change. The actions will highlight Chase’s exploitative role in funding the fossil fuel economy and predatory lending practices while calling for a clean energy economy that benefits low-income communities who are often hit hardest by the impacts of pollution and climate change.
On Monday, June 15th, community members will meet before the New York State Wage Board during a hearing to call for increasing the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 per hour. A new initiative called New York Rising, a collaboration between civic, labor and community groups, will deliver over 3,800 petitions from registered voters in New York City ...