Articles by G. Dunkel

Workers distressed as infrastructure crumbles

August 2, 2015

From July 20 to 25, there was only one day when New Jersey Transit’s service to Penn Station in New York City was not disrupted. Tens of thousands of workers were delayed in getting to work and again in getting home. The reason for the delays was dilapidation of the electrical system in the [...]

New proposal on overtime pay exposes bosses’ theft

July 10, 2015

Wages for U.S. workers have stagnated for decades, but a lot of economic problems, like low growth, could be alleviated if workers made more. (Pew Research, Oct. 9, 2014) The Pew conclusion is perhaps part of the explanation for the White House announcing June 29 that it was proposing to change how [...]

Protests challenge deportation of Haitians

July 8, 2015

July 1 saw protests in Miami, Philadelphia and New York City against the Dominican Republic’s policy of deporting Dominicans of Haitian descent. The protest in New York, held in front of the Times Square Dominican Consulate, was called by two Dominican organizations: We are All Dominicans and [...]

Paris taxi drivers battle Uber

July 6, 2015

Taxicab drivers in Paris, Marseilles and Lyons, France, joined by drivers from Brussels, Belgium, disrupted traffic on June 25 and fought with police in their battle against the multinational car-service corporation, Uber. To understand why workers have targeted Uber, you have to know how Uber [...]

Haitians in DR threatened with removal

June 28, 2015

Dominican-Haitian solidarity protest in Times Square.WW photo: G. Dunkel Some 500,000 undocumented immigrants in the Dominican Republic were under threat of removal, beginning the middle of June. Some estimates put the number as high as 750,000. The Dominican Republic is one of the more prosperous [...]

New Yorkers fight for rent protection

June 18, 2015

About 1 million apartments in New York City and some surrounding communities are covered by a rent-protection law, which limits the amount of rent that tenants can be charged. It appears likely that the New York state Senate will allow this law to expire at midnight on June 15. New York City is the [...]

Canadian genocide condemned

June 13, 2015

May 31 march.Photo: Powless Beginning in 1820 and continuing until the 1980s in some provinces, Canada had an explicit policy of erasing the culture, languages and religion of Indigenous nations — First Nation, Métis and Inuit — by taking children from their parents and placing them in foster [...]

Departamento de Estado EUA a Haití: Sin dinero, no hay elecciones

June 9, 2015

El parlamento haitiano esencialmente se disolvió hace meses cuando finalizaron los términos de todos sus miembros, a excepción de 10 senadores. El presidente Michel Martelly, quien no puede postularse de nuevo, ha estado gobernando por decreto. El primer ministro de Martelly, Evan Paul, [...]

U.S. State Department tells Haiti: No money, no elections

June 4, 2015

Dr. Maryse Narcisse, Fanmi Lavalas’s candidate for president. The Haitian parliament was essentially dissolved months ago when terms for all its members, except 10 senators, ran out. President Michel Martelly, who can’t run again, has been ruling by decree. Martelly’s prime minister, Evan [...]

McDonald’s workers push back, demand $15 and a union

May 30, 2015

Oak Brook, Ill., May 20. Chanting “We work! We sweat! Put $15 in our check!” as they marched behind a banner reading “McDonald’s: $15 and union rights, not food stamps,” thousands of McDonald’s workers and their supporters marched on the fast food chain’s corporate headquarters in Oak [...]
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