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12/3/2013

Groups Unleash Creative Actions to Fight Against Inequality

On the heels of a mayoral campaign centered on rising inequality, a series of direct actions and reports will highlight the revenue and economic stimulus that the New York City government can generate by using its financial market power. Dozens of progressive organizations and unions will engage indirect action calling for progressive policy changes at the city and state level.

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES FOR DECEMBER 4, 2013

Contact: Tony Pearlstein, Center for Popular Democracy
(917) 647-7751, TPerlstein@populardemocracy.org

Grassroots Groups Swarm the City with Creative Actions to Turbocharge Fight Against Inequality

Progressive, labor, student, housing & reform groups demand One New York for All of Us

On the heels of a mayoral campaign centered on rising inequality, a series of direct actions and reports will highlight the revenue and economic stimulus that the New York City government can generate by using its financial market power. Dozens of progressive organizations and unions will engage indirect action calling for progressive policy changes at the city and state level.

WHO:

Center for Popular Democracy

New Day New York Coalition

SEIU 32BJ

Communications Workers of America

Restaurant Opportunities Center of NY

Walmart Free NYC

Community Voices Heard

New York Communities for Change

Strong Economy for All Coalition

United NY

WHEN & WHERE:

8:00 AM ROC-NY Action
Location: Grand Café (near Grand Central), 230 Park Ave, West Helmsley Walk
Description: Immigrant workers at Grand Café are organizing for improved working conditions, including an end to alleged wage theft.
Contact: Michelle Flores - laflormichelle@gmail.com and (714) 944-3422

8:30 AM High Line Workers Action
Location: 23rd Street Highline
Description: At 8:30am during morning rush hour, a huge banner drop with two banners, “Build a New Day, NY #allofus” and “Highline Living, Low Wage Working.”
Contact: Meredith Kolodner - mkolodner@32bjseiu.org and 917-881-3896

11:00 AM Cablevision Action
Location: East 74th Street and Park Avenue
Description: Brooklyn Cablevision workers and CWA Local 1109 will flyer in front of the home of Cablevision board member, Vincent Tese, who has remained silent while Cablevision has engaged in unjust and illegal union busting tactics.
Contact: Michael Rabinowitz-Gold - 646-200-5308

1:00 PM Walmart Action
Location: 650 5th Avenue
Description: Picketing outside the office of a Walmart board member with signs and handbills.
Contact: Raymond Rodriguez - Raymond@berlinrosen.com, 646-452-5637

2:00 PM Bank Worker Action
Location: One Bryant Park (6th Ave between 42-43 Sts)
Description: Rally to deliver petition to Bank of America and will include dancing robots.
Contacts: Katie Miles - Katie.miles@maketheroadny.org and (415) 215-5445; Reuben Traite - rtraite@nycommunities.org and (917) 685-2105

3:00 PM Security Worker Action
Location: AMEX- 200 Vesey St/ 3 World Financial Center
Description: An action against cutting wages for workers while top executives get raises and the creative element will play on their marketing.
Contact: Meredith Kolodner - mkolodner@32bjseiu.org and 917-881-3896

WHAT:

Creative actions highlighting inequality.

ABOUT NEW DAY NEW YORK COALITION

The New Day New York Coalition is a new coalition made up of community groups, faith organizations, labor unions, and veterans of Occupy Wall Street working for years on issues of economic fairness – united to organize a week of actions demonstrating that the vision and policy principles New Yorkers voted for in the past election have popular support and practical pathways forward.

The coalition includes Center for Popular Democracy; United NY; Strong Economy for All Coalition; ALIGN NY; New York Communities for Change; Make the Road NY; Alliance for Quality Education; Coalition for Educational Justice; Walmart Free New York; Coalition for the Homeless; Food and Water Watch; NY Citizen Action; Met Council on Housing; Community Voices Heard; United Federation of Teachers; Professional Staff Congress; Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (UFCW); Communication Workers of America Transport Workers Union Local 100; New York State Nurses Association; Service Employees International Union 1199 – United Healthcare Workers East; Service Employees International Union 32BJ; Alternative Banking; Not An Alternative; Beautiful Trouble; 99 Pickets; MoveOn NY; and others.