Wednesday, January 24, 2007

IWW Benefit Show for Fired Warehouse Workers


Via the NYC IWW Newsletter Wobbly City:

Saturday, January 27th @ 71 Troutman St. , Bklyn. , NY .

Doors open @ 8. Music @ 9.

$7 before 10pm. $10 after 10pm.

'Red Card' specials all night!

$2 beers. $3 cocktails.

In an attempt to rise out of sweatshop conditions, local workers in the Brooklyn wholesale food distribution industry have engaged in strikes, protests, and filed lawsuits alleging minimum wage and overtime violations. Over 2 dozen workers from 2 warehouses were fired in the past month in retaliation for their union membership and immigration status. These workers need your support as they struggle to enforce the minimum wage and demand their right to organize.

So… WHERE BROOKLYN AT!?!

It’s time to show your love for the community of which we are all an integral part. Good times, great music, and an even better cause:

Featuring LIVE performances by:

  • The Set of Red Things
  • the Dynamite Plan
  • Hi Coup
  • Gordo Brega
  • *** Then dance the night away with DJ Mikey Mike, spinning the best hip hop, R&B, and funk of the past two decades! ***

    3 comments:

    Phil BC said...

    I hope you will be there, Brother Darren. In the interests of blog reportage of course!

    Darren said...

    I'm afraid I'll be working, but I thought the least I could do was publicise it.

    Richard S. said...

    Hey, I actually gave a thought to going to this, but there are no directions anywhere on how to get there! And Troutman Street is not a big, famous street, I don't think, but I live in The Bronx, so what do I know? Could try to research it on a transit site, but it's getting late, etc.