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Workers Rising – #RiseUpNY Today 3:30pm-7pm

Posted 11 years ago on July 24, 2012, 12:22 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Today's schedule via 99 Pickets

Where: Herald Square to Union Square, Starts at Broadway & 32nd St, New York, NY

Fight for better jobs, better wages and the rights of all workers!

Across New York, our livelihoods are under attack. After years of massive layoffs and high rates of unemployment, wages and benefits are being cut from what used to be middle class jobs. On top of that, workers are working longer hours without overtime pay, health insurance or any retirement benefits.

Meanwhile minimum wage jobs are the fastest growing sector in the state growing ten-fold over the past five years.

A minimum wage earner employed full time makes just of $15,000/ year. That’s hardly enough to get by in New York. And many low-wage workers have tips and wages stolen by employers, forcing them to survive on even less.

Full-time work shouldn’t keep you in poverty. It’s time for workers to band together and demand respect in our work places. It is time to tell our elected officials that New York needs a raise. It’s time for broader prosperity across the country.

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3:30pm – Herald Square: Press Conference (Broadway between 32nd and 33rd Streets)

4:00pm – March (From Herald Square to Union Square East)

The march will be stopping at:

  1. JC Penney
  2. Burlington Coat Factory
  3. Outback Steakhouse

885pm – Union Square East: Rally with workers & music**
–> 99 Pickets Brigade meeting at corner of 15th St. & Union Square East

5:30pm – March (From Union Square East to Con Ed)

The march will be stopping at:

  1. Babies R Us
  2. Chipotle
  3. Human Resources Administration Job Center
  4. Con Edison

6:30pm – Additional Actions:

  1. Cablevision: Buses will be joining workers organizing for fair working conditions.
  2. Carwash in Harlem: Buses to carwash site to join workers.
  3. Carwash in Brighton Beach: Buses to carwash site to join workers.
  4. Chase Bank: Join TWU Local 100 at Chase Plaza.
  5. Capital Grille: Support ROC-NY and their ongoing campaign for fair wages and working conditions! 155 E. 42nd St.



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