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11/26/2018 | Published by: ABC7NY
11/26/2018

Demonstrators Take Over Manhattan Amazon Store in Protest of Queens HQ

Demonstrators Take Over Manhattan Amazon Store in Protest of Queens HQ

"I think Amazon is only going to make it worse," said Charles Khan, of the Center for Popular Democracy. "There's no reason to give them $3 billion when we have so many problems, homelessness."...

11/26/2018 | ABC7NY | Civic Engagement, Holding Wall Street Accountable
11/26/2018 | Published by: AOL.com
11/26/2018

Groups Across NYC Hold a Protest against Amazon’s HQ2

Groups Across NYC Hold a Protest against Amazon’s HQ2

Other participants include: Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), UFCW, Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint...

11/26/2018 | AOL.com | Civic Engagement, Holding Wall Street Accountable

Community activists stage Cyber Monday protests in fight against Amazon’s HQ2

“Cyber Monday is a big day for Amazon, and Amazon coming to Queens is a big deal for New Yorkers,” Charles Khan, an organizer with the Strong Economy Coalition and the Center for Popular Democracy...

11/26/2018 | MarketWatch | Civic Engagement
11/26/2018 | Published by: Daily Kos
11/26/2018

If Amazon Wants New York, Make It Unionize

If Amazon Wants New York, Make It Unionize

The Center for Popular Democracy awarded Walgreens its “worst employer” prize because of its treatment of the retail chain’s employees.

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11/26/2018 | Daily Kos | Civic Engagement
11/26/2018 | Published by: Politico
11/26/2018

Franken scandal haunts Gillibrand’s 2020 chances

Franken scandal haunts Gillibrand’s 2020 chances

Today, nearly a year after Gillibrand led the charge in calling for Franken’s resignation, the anger is fresh on the minds of major donors across the country...Ana Maria Archila, co-executive...

11/26/2018 | Politico | Civic Engagement
11/25/2018 | Published by: Associated Press
11/25/2018

Former Toys R Us workers to get $20 million in hardship fund

Former Toys R Us workers to get $20 million in hardship fund

Since late summer, Toys R Us workers have been pressuring pension funds to in turn push a group of hedge firms that owned the retailer’s secured debt in a bid to get the remaining money they say...

11/25/2018 | Associated Press | Holding Wall Street Accountable
11/21/2018 | Published by: Bloomberg
11/21/2018

Warren says Toys 'R' Us investors should augment worker fund

Warren says Toys 'R' Us investors should augment worker fund

The toyseller's former private-equity owners said they were forming the fund on Tuesday after months of pressure from former employees and their representatives, along with some public pension...

11/21/2018 | Bloomberg | Holding Wall Street Accountable

Toys 'R' Us owners will hand out $20 million severance to employees

The fund was set up following negotiations between the private equity firms and various public interest groups that organized the employees, including Organization United for Respect, Private...

11/20/2018 | CNN | Holding Wall Street Accountable
11/20/2018 | Published by: Bloomberg
11/20/2018

KKR, Bain Create $20 Million Fund for Toys ‘R’ Us Workers

KKR, Bain Create $20 Million Fund for Toys ‘R’ Us Workers

Toys “R” Us shuttered its last stores at the end of June and its liquidation left more than 30,000 workers without expected severance payouts. That prompted months of lobbying by the employees,...

11/20/2018 | Bloomberg | Holding Wall Street Accountable
11/20/2018 | Published by: Huffington Post
11/20/2018

How Laid-Off Toys R Us Workers Came Together To Fight Wall Street

How Laid-Off Toys R Us Workers Came Together To Fight Wall Street

The campaign took on the name Rise Up Retail, which is funded by the Organization United for Respect and the liberal advocacy group Center for Popular Democracy. Through Rise Up Retail, Garcia met...

11/20/2018 | Huffington Post | Holding Wall Street Accountable

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