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NYC ‘stop and frisk’ gets court slapdown

By August 13, 2013

Grassroots resistance needed to end it A federal court here declared on Aug. 12 that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program was unconstitutional. The ruling in Floyd v. City of New York followed a class-action case brought by four men of color. During a 10-week trial earlier this year, the plaintiffs’ legal team presented […]


Parents campaign for School Bus Bill of Rights

By April 28, 2013
WW photo: Anne Pruden

A “Rally to Save Busing” was well received by lunch hour crowds in downtown Brooklyn on April 19. The citywide group Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST NYC) chose the site where the Department of Education — controlled by billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg — has its contracts office. Flyers for the event charged authorities with […]


Pack the court March 18 against NYPD’s racist ‘Stop & Frisk’

By March 14, 2013

New York, March 14 — Today, the 5 millionth “stop and frisk” to take place during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration will occur, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union. On March 18, the Center for Constitutional Rights will put the New York Police Department and the Bloomberg administration on trial for their violations of […]


Lessons of the NYC school bus strike: Was it worth it?

By February 26, 2013
School bus workers demonstrate Feb. 10 at New York City Hall Park. WW photo: Brenda Ryan

The bourgeois media made a decision to portray the end of the New York City school bus union’s four-week strike as an out-and-out victory for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There’s no question that Bloomberg intends to entirely eliminate the Employment Protection Provision — the job-protection seniority list at the heart of the strike. The EPP is […]


Digamos NO a los ataques del Alcalde Bloomberg

By February 19, 2013

¡ÚLTIMA HORA! El 15 de febrero, después de que los cinco candidatos a alcaldes por el Partido Demócrata hicieran un llamado al sindicato, la junta ejecutiva de ATU 1181 votó a favor de suspender la huelga y “continuar la lucha por la Disposición para la Protección de Empleados [EPP por sus siglas en inglés] en […]