• Tell Arlington Board: No Amazon in VA!
    Arlington County, Virginia is set to vote on the HQ2 bid on March 16th. Amazon HQ2 is bad news for the people of Arlington and Virginia. -HQ2 will add to increased living costs and displacement for our families -Amazon supports Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda, selling technology to ICE that enables family separation and deportations -A taxpayer-funded giveaway to the richest billionaire on the planet is theft of public money that should go to schools, housing, healthcare and benefits #ForUsNotAmazon New Yorkers already recognized the true impacts that Amazon HQ2 would have on them, and they organized and won. If enough of us come together to oppose this, we can run Amazon out of our town too. #NoAmazonInVA #ForUsNotAmazon
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  • #CleanUpABMS: CLEAN UP YOUR ACT, DON'T THROW AWAY WORKERS!
    SUPPORT ABMS-INC WORKERS FIRED AFTER DEFENDING THEIR RIGHTS! We are calling on you to support a group of South Suburban workers fighting back against discrimination and wage theft. On February 22nd, seven strong and united Latinx workers who worked many years to keep South Holland School District 151 schools clean were unjustly terminated by Alpha Building Maintenance Services Inc. When these seven workers organized and defended their rights and the rights of their colleagues, they were terminated by the company. ABMS-Inc. didn’t think twice about firing these hard-working employees. Over the past five years, these workers have organized against ongoing labor abuses, including wage theft. The company has robbed workers of their salaries by missing entire pay checks, expecting them to work through their unpaid breaks, not compensating them for working at additional sites (such as Pace buses), and more. Recently, these workers were discriminated against and harassed to fill out forms long after the statutory mandate to fill one out had passed. Only Latinx workers were targeted by their employer to sign these forms. Their non-Latinx colleagues were not intimidated in this way.
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  • The Purple Pig: Sexual Harassment Stinks! El Acoso Sexual Apesta!
    A CTU member who worked at this award-winning restaurant on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile filed a sexual harassment complaint with the EEOC. During his time working at The Purple Pig, this former worker’s complaints to management were met with dismissal and even laughter. Workplace sexual harassment points to a power imbalance between employers and employees, especially when power is exercised over workers through income inequality. All workers have rights, and we urge you to join us in defending workers’ right to dignity, respect, and a safe workplace. // Un miembro de CTU que trabajó en este restaurante popular en la Milla Magnífica de Chicago presentó una denuncia de acoso sexual ante la EEOC. Durante su tiempo trabajando en Purple Pig, las quejas de este ex-trabajador con los encargados fueron respuestas con ignorancia e incluso risas. El acoso sexual en el lugar de trabajo apunta a una desigualdad de poder entre empleadores y trabajadores, especialmente cuando se ejerce el poder sobre los trabajadores a través de la desigualdad de ingresos. Todos los trabajadores tienen derechos, y lo invitamos a unirse a nosotros para defender el derecho de los trabajadores a dignidad, respeto y un lugar de trabajo seguro. // #WhatAPig #MeToo #YoTambien
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  • Burger King at Millennium Station: You Can’t Always Have it Your Way!
    Workers from the southeast side of Chicago have taken a big step in demanding justice against wage theft and building towards a low-wage worker movement. They have filed a class action lawsuit for stolen wages at this Burger King location in downtown Chicago. So many people pass through Millenium Station every single day. We refuse to allow wage theft to pass us by without a fight. Acts of wage theft at this Burger King location include regularly erasing 1 to 3 hours from workers’ paychecks and bluntly refusing to give workers their final paychecks. All workers have rights, and we urge you to join us in defending workers’ right to dignity, respect, and the full pay they’re entitled to receive. In the struggle for justice! // ¿Porque es esto importante? Trabajadoras del lado sureste de Chicago han dado un gran paso al exigir justicia contra el robo de salarios y hacía un movimiento de trabajadores de bajos salarios. Han presentado una demanda colectiva por los salarios robados en esta ubicación de Burger King en el centro de Chicago. Muchas personas pasan por la estación de tren Millennium todos los días. Nos negamos a permitir que el robo de salarios nos pase sin luchar. Los actos de robo de salarios en este sitio de Burger King incluyen la eliminación regular de 1 a 3 horas de los cheques de pago y negando cheques de pago finales. Todos los trabajadores tienen derechos, y lo invitamos a unirse a nosotros para defender el derecho de los trabajadores a la dignidad, el respeto y el salario completo que tienen derecho a recibir. En la lucha por la justicia!
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  • Pay Sergio What You Owe / Páguele a Sergio lo que le debe
    Sergio has invoices, photos, emails and text messages with Curt from Magnum Fine Homes that show he and his co-workers painted at least three homes for them in 2016, and he says he still hasn't been paid. We won't let employers in our community treat immigrant workers this way. // Sergio tiene facturas, fotos, correos electrónicos y mensajes de texto con Curt de Magnum Fine Homes que muestran que él y sus compañeros de trabajo les pintaron al menos tres casas en 2016, y él dice que todavía no le han pagado. No permitiremos que los empleadores de nuestra comunidad traten a los trabajadores inmigrantes de esta manera.
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  • Stop The Evictions, Community Control of Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park Now!
    83 families and about 400 latinx, immigrant and low-income residents, over half of them children of the Denver Meadows Home Park in Aurora, Colorado are facing imminent eviction by the park’s owner Shawnn Lustigman. Lustigman has told the residents they must leave by June 2018 so he can close the property and sell it for millions of dollars of profit and pave the way for the gentrification of the Ward 1 District in Aurora - home to thousands of immigrant and refugee families. If the owner closes the park all of the families will be displaced without any guaranteed compensation and many will have to abandon their homes and everything they have invested in it. But we can ensure a better ending! With your support we can stop this displacement AND support the residents of Denver Meadows to purchase the property and collectively own the land! Context: The residents of Denver Meadows have been organizing collectively since 2016 to stop the rezoning of their community and the gentrification of Aurora through community education, direct action and securing financing from Resident Owned Communities (ROC) USA to make a ‘market-rate’ offer to Lustigman to purchase the property as a collective and ensure that all of their families can stay. Over the last 2 years Lustigman has retaliated with eviction notices, rent increases and targeting resident leaders. Recently, after significant community pressure, Lustigman turned down an offer of $20.5 million for the property and is moving ahead to close the mobile home park and carry out mass evictions of hundreds of latinx residents from Aurora! The city of Aurora already has an approximately 12,000 deficit in affordable housing units, and many families would end up homeless if the park were to close. Mobile Homes are one of the only permanent and long-term affordable options for families - yet when park closures happen they not only leave families homeless, but often strip families of generations of wealth and savings. In reality ‘mobile’ homes aren’t mobile - it costs between $6,000 - $20,000 to move to a new park, and with very little other housing available, demolition of the park would mean permanent displacement for most of the Denver Meadows families. For  many  families  this  would  mean  changing jobs, transitioning to new schools, longer commutes, the destruction of community fabric, more barriers to healthcare, affordable childcare, and food access. Support Denver Meadows With Legal Fees: Despite continuing to face retaliation, residents of Denver Meadows have pledged to continue to fight and need support from allies to keep fighting. Residents have found an attorney to help stop the retaliation and evictions against leaders but need funding to make this a reality. Contribute to the Denver Meadows Anti-Displacement Fund Here! https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/denvermeadows
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  • Tell Teespring to stop stealing Lalo Alcaraz' work
    Artists deserve to be compensated for their work, especially when proceeds from that work are meant to help uplift a member of our community. Please sign the petition and tell Teespring to take stop the sale of copyrighted work .
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  • Gov. Cuomo: Fix and Fund the Subway!
    The shortchanging of New York's MTA has made this the #SummerOfHell for any subway rider. The over-crowded trains, long waits on the platforms, and escapes from broken-down cars isn't the way the subway is supposed to operate. It's fixable. But that would require Governor Cuomo to invest in the improvements the system needs, not in pet projects and vanity decorations. We love our city. But we haven't been loving what's been happening to the subway. Cuomo already announced that the MTA is in a "state of emergency" but he hasn't taken moves to actually fix it. Add your name and tell him it's about time.
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  • #DeleteUber: Boycott the Company Because the CEO is Collaborating with Trump
    On Inauguration Day, protesters stood in front of Uber's San Francisco office holding a sign that read: "Uber collaborates with Trump." Now news is breaking of internal memos from the CEO saying he'll "partner with anyone..." He explains, "Just as we worked with the Obama administration, we'll work with the Trump administration, too." But the Trump regime has spent its first days in an all-out attack on the environment, on migrant rights, women's bodies, Muslims, and more. While the majority of the country is reeling from the illegitimate President's actions, UBER's CEO looks like he's ready to strike a deal with him and that's enough for riders to sign off of Uber and sign on somewhere else.
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  • Amazon: Paren Su Apoyo A La Migra!
    Una nueva investigación muestra que Amazon está ayudando en gran medida a la agencia de inmigración ICE a rastrear, detener, y deportar a los inmigrantes. Ya sabíamos que los servidores digitales de Amazon mantienen a Palantir, la compañía que proporciona a ICE "servicios de misión crítica" como su software de administración de casos, y hemos presionado a Amazon deje de trabajar con Palantir. Pero resulta que el papel de Amazon en la maquinaria de deportación va más allá de eso. A través de un intenso cabildeo entre los legisladores y los funcionarios policiales, Amazon y Palantir se aseguraron un papel central en maquinaria de deportaciones y criminalización, lo que les permite obtener contratos gubernamentales multimillonarios en varias agencias policiales a todos niveles. Estos sistemas son nuevos y son peligrosos de nuevas maneras. Están acumulando cantidades de datos sin precedentes (desde escaneos faciales hasta el contenido de redes sociales) e intercambiando información entre los sistemas policiales de la ciudad, el estado y la región, así como algunos gobiernos extranjeros, con el fin de encontrar, deportar y detener a inmigrantes. DHS y muchas otras agencias federales están gastando miles de millones de dólares en estos sistemas de tecnología, y Amazon, Palantir y otras compañías de tecnologías los están presionando para ir aún más allá. Es hora de poner responsabilidad en Amazon por su enorme participación en la construcción de la maquinaria de deportación y exigir que paren de participar. No será fácil: Amazon gana miles de millones de dólares con estos contratos. Pero la empresa también depende de los consumidores, incluyendo millones de personas de Latinas, y tiene que preocuparse por proteger su imagen. Recientemente, la compañía se vio obligada a aumentar el salario mínimo de sus empleados a $15 por hora, lo que no habría ocurrido sin una campaña importante que lo exigiera. Podemos forzar a Amazon a que deje de ayudar a DHS e ICE a deportar y criminalizar inmigrantes si suficientes de nosotros los llamamos, nos mantenemos comprometidos, y mantenemos la presión.
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  • Tell Amazon: Stop Powering ICE!
    New research shows that Amazon is helping ICE track, detain, and deport immigrants -- in a big way. We've known that Amazon's servers host Palantir, the company that provides ICE with “mission-critical services,” such as its case management software, and we've been pressuring Amazon to drop Palantir. But it turns out Amazon's role in the deportation machine goes deeper than that. Through intense lobbying of policymakers and law enforcement officials, Amazon and Palantir have secured a role as the backbone for the federal government’s immigration and law enforcement dragnet, allowing them to pursue multi-billion dollar government contracts in various agencies at every single level of law enforcement. These systems are new, and dangerous in new ways. They are accumulating unprecedented amounts of data (everything from facial scans to social media content), and exchanging information among city, state, and regional law enforcement systems, as well as some foreign governments, for the purpose of finding, deporting, and detaining immigrants. DHS and many other law enforcement agencies are spending billions of taxpayer dollars on these tech systems -- and Amazon, Palantir and other tech companies are pushing them to go further. It's time to hold Amazon accountable for its outsized share in building the deportation machine, and demand that they stop. It won't be easy -- Amazon makes billions from these contracts. But the company also depends on consumers -- including millions of Latinx people -- and has to worry about protecting its brand. Recently, the company was forced to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour, which wouldn't have happened without a major campaign demanding it. We can force Amazon to stop helping DHS and ICE target immigrants, if enough of us call them out, stay engaged, and keep the pressure on.
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