40,000 Verizon Workers Strike Against Corporate ‘Race to the Bottom’

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Tens of thousands protest Verizon’s plan to cut middle class jobs despite raking in billions in profits   Verizon workers across the East Coast marched in picket lines on Wednesday in the largest U.S. strike in recent memory to protest the “corporate greed” of the multinational communications behemoth. Verizon has failed to negotiate a fair contract with its employees despite making billions in monthly profits and multiple concessions on the part of union members. Verizon employees’ contract expired eight months ago and talks over a new contract, which have gone on for ten months, broke off last week. About 40,000 […]

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Today’s New York City Headlines

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Cuomo Signs Off on Speed Camera Expansion NY casino location board may expand Brooklyn, NY, Celebrates Do the Right Thing Day in Honor of Director Spike Lee City Council Expands Funding Of Veterans Services  TLC’s Unintended Taxicab Confession Deal Could Bring Limited Free Wi-Fi to Port Authority Airports Bronx CUNY funds restored  A Fighter for NY’s Mexican Community  Stabbing victim walks into Jamaica McDonald’s with knife in back  Every Master Plan in New York City History, Collected in a Single Place “Reality TV” Writers Outraged by Working Conditions: NYC City Council Committee Holds Hearing On Working Conditions For Reality TV […]

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Blue-Collar Temp Workers face a Modern “Harvest of Shame”

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This story was done in collaboration with VICE News. Watch the series. CRANBURY, N.J. — Half a century ago, the legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow came to this pancake-flat town in central New Jersey to document the plight of migrant farmworkers for a television special called “Harvest of Shame.” Today, many of Cranbury’s potato fields have been built up with giant warehouses that form a distribution hub off Exit 8A of the Jersey Turnpike. But amid this 21st century system of commerce, an old way of labor persists. Temporary workers make a daily migration on buses to this area, just […]

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