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On August 10, 1935, members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) descended on the New York courthouse to demand the release of their leaders after arrests they had been jumped by anti-union thugs. This moment helped vault the transit workers to be one of the most militant unions in the growing American labor movement, based […]
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This is the grave of Fernando Wood. Born in 1812 in Philadelphia, Wood’s Spanish first name, highly unusual for an English-American at the time, came out of a gothic novel his mother liked. His family moved to New York in 1820. Wood became a bar owner, became a successful merchant, and went into politics as […]
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Uh…….. If running away from an angry mob sounds like something you’d want to do with your kids, there’s now an escape room for you. A company called One Before is building what it bills as “Jewish escape room” offering a “meshugeneh amount of family fun and inspiration” at 1905 Ave. M in Brooklyn’s Midwood […]
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Surprise Scheduling

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On July 24, 2017
One of the many indignities low wage workers suffer is with their schedules. Whether the constant shift of their schedules week to week, reporting to work and being sent home after an hour if business is slow, and surprise scheduling are all practices that should be banned. They seriously interfere with the ability of an […]
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