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Challenging New E-Commerce Businesses

Maritza-Silva Farrell voices her concerns about new e-commerce businesses and their disruption to local businesses, stability for low-wage workers and other global manufacturers and retailers. Her previous fight to keep Walmart from expanding into the city isn't over yet. She and other labor activists are switching fronts to combat the rise of digital company giants like Amazon and Jet.

Modernizing the MTA Infrastructure

In a Daily News op-ed, "The subways' new leadership test: Where will the money for long-overdue transformation come from?" John Raskin and Martiza Silva-Farrell express their demands for an revitalized MTA system that relies on a new, sustainable source of revenue.


Climate Works for All says buildings energy efficiency plan is a breakthrough – calls for legislation

Climate Works for All coalition says Council Member Constantinides’ Energy Efficiency Plan for Big Buildings is a Breakthrough on Climate, Jobs and Justice and sets standard for the nation Now NYC Council Should Introduce and Pass Legislation with Mayor de Blasio’s Support   August 20, 2018, New York City – Climate Works for All, a coalition of environmental justice organizations, labor unions, environmental, faith and community groups, praised Council Member Constantinides’ pledge to turn the recommendations from the Urban Green Council’s 80×50 Buildings Partnership into comprehensive legislation.…

ALIGN in Action: Summer 2018

As attacks continue from Washington, ALIGN continues the fight in New York City Over the past weeks we’ve seen continued attacks from the federal level that have a ripple effect throughout our communities and for our workers.…