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    Sweatshop On Wheels Subhash Kateel November 01, 2005

    On May 13, 1998 the city of New York came to a virtual standstill, at least the portion that could afford cab fare. On that historic day a group of workers fought back against the vindictive Giuliani administration in what would end up being the largest strike in New York City history. Over 24,000 NY yellowcab drivers, an impressive 98% of the active workforce, refused to drive a cab for 24 hours anywhere in the city in protest of a series of "public safety" measures meant to punish the mostly immigrant of color workers into submission.

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    The People United Worker’s Rights Organizing in New Orleans Jordan Flaherty July 7, 2006

    According to a powerful new report released today by the Advancement Project, the National Immigration Law Center and the New Orleans Workers Justice Coalition, Black and Latino workers in post-Katrina New Orleans have faced a shocking catalog of abuses, including wage theft, widespread and massive health and safety violations, racism and discrimination, law enforcement violence, and more.

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