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  • signed Stop Andy Puzder! 2017-01-31 18:37:05 -0500

    Stop Andy Puzder!

    PuzderDOL.pngInstead of taking on the rigged economy, it seems like Donald Trump wants to rig it up even more. By picking Andrew Puzder for labor secretary, Trump made it pretty clear – the next four years are going to be about low pay, wage theft, sexual harassment, and racial discrimination.

    Puzder, CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., is paid more in one day than many of his employees make in a year— and that’s the way he wants to keep it.

    Trump wants to put Puzder in charge of enforcing these very laws that he broke as CEO. He opposes the minimum wage. He thinks workers are overprotected. He is against unions. He even said he wants to fire workers and replace them with machines that can’t take vacations or sue their employers when they break the law. In fact, as a fast-food CEO, he regularly broke the laws he’d be responsible for enforcing if he gets the job.

    Puzder is the wrong choice for labor secretary. He is simply unfit to be put in charge protecting our nation’s workers and we’re calling on Members of the Senate to reject the nomination of Andy Puzder to lead the Department of Labor.

    Stand with the #FightFor15! Tell Senators Schumer and Gillibrand to strongly oppose Andy Puzder for Labor Secretary.

    236 signatures

    Senators Schumer and Gillibrand:

    As the Senators for New York State, you both must reject the nomination of Andy Puzder, one of the worst fast-food CEO’s, to lead the Department of Labor. He opposes the minimum wage and doesn’t care about his employees – he is simply unfit to be put in charge protecting our nation’s workers.

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  • posted about Stop Suspending Our Future: Petition to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline on Facebook 2015-06-11 14:04:23 -0400
    Sign the petition: Stop Suspending Our Future: Petition to end the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    Stop Suspending Our Future: Petition to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    28 signatures

    Each year, thousands of students in the Rochester City School District are suspended and hundreds are arrested.

    Teen Empowerment, Alliance for Quality Education and Metro Justice hosted the community forum STOP SUSPENDING OUR FUTURE to get feedback on a new code of conduct for the Rochester City Schools. Parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members joined to voice their views. Here are the results of our survey and the notes from our small group brainstorm.

    Take this discussion even further and get involved by signing this petition for future action opportunities.

    Spread the word in the community and add potentially interested organizations to this list in the 'Comment' section or email Eamonn Scanlon for additional feedback (


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  • Fast Food Workers Are Winning! Tell the Wage Board $15 Now!



    GAME CHANGER: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to dramatically raise pay for hundreds of thousands of fast-food workers across New York state.

    This is what happens when workers join together, go on strike, and demand $15.

    Our two and a half year movement for $15 and union rights has changed the politics of the country, and made $15 a baseline for what working people need to support themselves and their families. In response, the governor of New York has convened a three-person Wage Board to decide on a substantial increase in fast-food worker pay.

    What happens next is up to us.

    Let’s make New York the first state in the union with a $15 wage for fast-food workers.

    Sign below and tell the Wage Board it is time for $15 in New York. Help the Fight for 15 win fast-food workers’ most important victory yet by signing on right now.

    131 signatures

    To: The New York State Wage Board:

    All fast-food workers deserve $15 an hour. I call on the New York Wage Board to raise fast-food wages in New York state to $15 today so fast-food workers can pay their rent and feed their families.

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