Categories: Coast to coast

Syracuse: Tenants organize against cockroach landlord

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse Tenants United is leading a campaign to correct flooding, infestation, collapsed ceilings and other ongoing, unsafe living conditions in apartments owned by Syracuse Quality Living, which rents to majority low-income Syracuse University and Lemoyne College students, many international or people of color.

SQL tenants and supporters marched to the company’s office at 215 Cherry St. on Feb. 6 to deliver an updated demand letter about tenant needs and complaints. We marched at 7 p.m. at night in darkness, through snow and sub-20 degree cold. On seeing us pass by, three SQL tenants were moved to rush out of their front doors and join us as we passed their apartments, chanting. The campaign is tenant-led and prioritizes direct action.

Mike Kelly is an organizer with Syracuse Tenants United.

Michael Kelly

Published by
Michael Kelly

Recent Posts

WW editorial: Whose State of the Union?

The U.S. president’s annual State of the Union address to Congress has morphed from its more humble beginnings into a…

February 16, 2019 8:16 am

Media hype confronts reality on the Venezuela-Colombia border

The original article posted in Spanish on was translated by Michael Otto. Feb. 10 -- The cameras are pointed…

February 15, 2019 12:00 am

Cuban gov’t statement: U.S. military adventure against Venezuela must be stopped

Workers World publishes here a Cuban government statement of Feb. 12 that condemns the U.S. government’s escalating preparations for a…

February 14, 2019 11:54 pm

Danes protest U.S. coup attempt in Venezuela

More than 20 parties and organizations assembled 200 people in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Feb.…

February 14, 2019 11:50 pm

El montaje mediático expuesto desde la frontera entre Venezuela y Colombia

Del lado colombiano se consiguen determinados productos a precios más económicos que en Venezuela, por lo que mucha gente cruza…

February 14, 2019 11:44 pm

Liars and criminals — a U.S. gang of seven assaults Venezuela

In the early 1960s, a group of top officials in the John Kennedy administration -- known as the “whiz kids”…

February 14, 2019 8:20 am