Posts Tagged ‘Queens’

Oct
2016
7

Uber Drivers Rally in Queens to Fight Scourge of Misclassification, Demand Right to Unionize

Uber Drivers Rally in Queens to Fight Scourge of Misclassification, Demand Right to Unionize
  Uber and Lyft drivers recently held a rally outside the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) office in Long Island City, Queens. More than 14,000 rideshare drivers have petitioned in favor of unionization. The drivers are frustrated about shrinking pay, increasingly strict driver policies, and soaring commissions charges. Their attempts…
Sep
2015
1

Even In Places Where Wage Theft Is Being Tackled, More Must Be Done

Even In Places Where Wage Theft Is Being Tackled, More Must Be Done
  In a piece for NextCity.org’s Equity Factor blog, writer Oscar Perry Abello views wage theft through the lens of Queens, NY, an area where labor centers and activists have made several positive changes to combat the epidemic.  While wage theft still exists in the NYC borough, groups like the Flushing Workers Center have given [&hellip…;
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Apr
2014
10

UPS, Teamsters Strike Deal to Reinstate Workers Fired for 90-Minute Protest

UPS, Teamsters Strike Deal to Reinstate Workers Fired for 90-Minute Protest
  The 250 UPS workers who were terminated for participating in a 90-minute walkout will have their jobs back after intense negotiations between company executives and Teamsters Local 804.  The agreement means all fired and threatened to be fired employees’ jobs will be safe, including Jairo Reyes, for whom the walkout was initially in…
Apr
2014
9

100,000 Sign Petition to Reinstate Fired UPS Workers; Teamsters Rally at City Hall

  As part of their plan to eventually fire all 250 Queens, NY drivers who participated in a 90-minute work stoppage, UPS let 17 workers go last Friday. The mass firing brought the total to 36.   The work stoppage was organized in late February to protest the firing of a 24-year old veteran who [&hellip…;