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