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JANUS V. AFSCME: LABOR AT A CROSSROADS

New York State United Teachers Hall 30 Union Street Rochester, NY 14607 March 3, 2018 10 AM to Noon. The U.S.Supreme Court has just taken up the case of a union member who claims that having to pay dues violates his rights. If he wins, unions will have to represent both workers who pay dues … Continue reading »

Remarks of Bruce Popper, Fight for $15 Rally, April 14, 2016

Fight for $15 Rally Washington Square Park Rochester, New York April 14, 2016 Remarks of Bruce Popper Vice-president, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East An opportunity has been missed.  An opportunity has been missed to reduce suffering in one of  the nation’s greatest concentrations of poverty, the City of Rochester, New York.  An opportunity has been missed to … Continue reading »

Rochester Social Welfare Action Alliance

HUMAN RIGHTS DENIED! Flint’s water crisis as a microcosm of the nation’s politics of inequality Thursday, April 14, 2016 6 pm The College at Brockport Metro Center Grand Hallway 55 St Paul Street Rochester, NY (across from RTS terminal) CONNECT, MOVE, ACT! A Regional Summit – Standing Together for Human Rights Friday, April 15, 2016 … Continue reading »

Why winning the Fight for $15 is essential

City Newspaper (Rochester, NY) December 29, 2015 Why winning the Fight for $15 is essential Guest Editorial By Bruce Popper On November 10, one-hundred people gathered in Washington Square Park in the rain to conclude a day of actions intended to highlight the need for a $15 minimum wage. We gathered in the epicenter of … Continue reading »

On Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

The inextricable links between exclusive representation, agency fees, and the duty of fair representation By Jeffrey Keefe | November 2, 2015 Go to story at Economic Policy Institute Summary The U.S. Supreme Court in its current session will consider Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that may require all states to enforce public-sector open-shop … Continue reading »

The 2015 Labor Film Series!! Friday, September 4

Rochester Premiere: THE HAND THAT FEEDS (Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnik, US 2014, 88 min., DCP) At a popular bakery cafe’. residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers earn sub-legal wages, and endure dangerous machinery and … Continue reading »

MAKE HISTORY ON APRIL 15, 2015.

FIGHT FOR $15 AN HOUR AND A UNION. THE FIGHT FOR $15: THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTION OF THE YEAR IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY IN ROCHESTER International day of action – April 15, 2015 Low wage workers around the globe will be taking part in actions to protest low wages and poor working conditions on … Continue reading »

Bruce Popper: Wedge Wage: Organizing for a Living Wage

Remarks of Bruce Popper Wedge Wage: Organizing for a Living Wage Historic German House Rochester, New York March 5, 2015 The release of the Community Foundation’s poverty study in December, 2013 provoked yet another public dialog about the poor of Rochester.  Since that time, a variety of solutions have been put forward and commissions appointed.   What … Continue reading »

Film: César Chávez

César Chávez Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 7:00pm Downtown Presbyterian Church 121 N Fitzhugh St, Rochester, NY 14614 “Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.”  César … Continue reading »

FAIR WAGES FOR FAIR WORK

A Public Hearing on Low-Wage Work in Rochester November 6th and 8th GLEASON AUDITORIUM, ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY, 118 SOUTH AVENUE Millions of workers throughout the U.S. work at jobs that do not pay enough to live on, provide no benefits and offer no security. Working at jobs in many sectors of the economy they perform … Continue reading »

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos): “We remember the dead and fight like hell for the living.”

Upstate New York Immigrant Advocates Oppose NYS State Police Collaboration with Immigration Enforcement Immigrants and allies conduct an action on Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos):  “We remember the dead and fight like hell for the living.”   Link to Facebook Event Who:  Immigrants, farmworkers, and immigrant rights allies (Worker Justice Center of … Continue reading »

FAIR WAGES FOR FAIR WORK

“FAIR WAGES FOR FAIR WORK”: A Public Hearing November 6th and 8th on Low-Wage Work in Rochester Millions of workers throughout the U.S. work at jobs that do not pay enough to live on, provide no benefits and offer no security. Working at jobs in many sectors of the economy they perform a wide range … Continue reading »

Harvesting Justice Symposium and Dinner

Rural & Migrant Ministry (RMM) will be hosting the Harvesting Justice Symposium and Dinner at Temple B’rith Kodesh at 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York. on Thursday, October 29, 2014 to benefit the Justice for Farmworkers Campaign. The Symposium, beginning at 3:30pm is sponsored by RMM and PathStone, Inc. and features Dr. Margaret Gray, author … Continue reading »

Rochester Stands Stronger Together

Rochester Stands Stronger Together: Unions to Deliver Petitions to Local College Presidents Rochester Stands Stronger Together (RSST) is a coalition of SEIU Local 200United, Workers’ United, RRJB & the International Union Operating Engineers whose mission is to empower Rochester area colleges and universities service workers to fight for a living wage. RSST will be delivering … Continue reading »

Labor Day Parade, August 29, 2014 @5:45pm

The parade is different this year. A new time, date, and location for Metro Justice. But, also an important new fight to highlight! Don’t miss out! The Metro Justice contingent will be there as a Fight for $15 contingent alongside fast food workers standing up a demanding $15/hr and a union! Don’t miss out on … Continue reading »