[Marxism] Fwd: The Workers Behind WeWork - The Awl

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jul 3 08:49:05 MDT 2015


Two weeks ago, office cleaners at WeWork locations throughout New York 
City began protesting unjust working conditions. WeWork is an 
international co-working startup recently valued at ten billion dollars 
that is based in New York, where it is, by footprint, reportedly the 
fastest growing company in the city. The janitorial staff at WeWork’s 
New York locations are demanding higher wages, benefits, and vacation 
time; they are also considering joining a union. On Wednesday, they, 
along with sympathetic union workers from 32BJ (the local chapter of the 
national Service Employees International Union), and a drum and bugle 
corps marched from one WeWork location, at 222 Broadway, near Fulton 
Center, to another, at the Charging Bull, in Bowling Green Park. 
Speeches were made; the band played; confused tourists looked on.

full: http://www.theawl.com/2015/07/the-workers-behind-wework



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