WORKERS, ADVOCATES TO STAGE ‘DAY OF ACTION’ TO PROTEST LOW WAGES, POOR HOUSING AND TRANSIT CUTS
Fast Food Workers, Community Groups, ‘Workers Rising’ Movement To Attend Daytime Hearings, Hold Evening BBQ Rally for Economic Fairness;
WHO: Hundreds of workers, community members, advocates, UnitedNY, New York Communities for Change, Strong Economy For All, TWU Local 100, Fast Food Forward, Make the Road New York, Restaurant Opportunities Center, National Employment Law Project. Part of a national action in 30 cities across the country.
WHAT: Protests, leafleting and a Fast Food strike vote rally as communities fight back against poor housing and transit cuts and for minimum wage increases and economic and workplace justice. The date marks four years without an increase in the federal minimum wage.
WHERE/WHEN: Below is a listing of events:
8:30a.m. – Transit justice/MTA budget hearing. MTA Headquarters, 347 Madison Ave., Manhattan.
NOON — Demonstration for state tipped minimum age and federal minimum wage increase. Capital Grille, 155 E. 42d St., Manhattan.
4:30 p.m. – NYCHA hearing. Pace University, Schimmel Center,3 Spruce St., Manhattan.
7 p.m. – Rally, mass meeting and picnic to announce results of citywide strike vote by fast food workers. Prospect Park Long Meadow, near Grand Army Plaza entrance.