Ethicist Randy Cohen who wrote a great piece on his style of riding in NYC in the NY Times, will be joining this ride for justice…
PEDALLING IN PROTEST – JANITORS AND BIKERS TO RIDE AGAINST “RACE TO THE BOTTOM” IN NYC LUXURY RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
- Working Conditions at some Cornerstone Luxury Residential Buildings Denounced as Substandard-
New York, NY – Park Avenue South will be swamped with bikes this Friday with cyclists expected to turn out for a family-friendly ride to protest what many building service workers denounce as a “race to the bottom” at some luxury residential buildings developed by TF Cornerstone.
T.F. Cornerstone, one of the fastest growing real estate developers in New York City, is denying its service workers industry-standard security, retirement, safety-training, citizenship assistance, scholarships and advancement opportunities afforded to 55,000 building workers in the city.
For just $2 per hour per worker more, Cornerstone could stop this destructive race to the bottom that stands in the way of the American Dream for service workers.
VISUAL: Bikers, Doormen and Supporters Wearing Bright T-Shirts and Signs that Read “$2 for the American Dream”
WHAT: Ride for the American Dream
WHO: New York City Residential Building Service Workers
Supporters include Randy Cohen former New York Times Ethicist
Larry Engelstein Officer of 32BJ SEIU
WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm
WHERE: Outside 387 Park Ave South, (between 27th and 28th ST. ) Manhattan
(Train 6 to 28th Street)
(At 3:30pm the cyclists will bike across the Queenboro Bridge into Long Island City)
With more than 120,000 members in eight states and Washington, D.C., including 70,000 members in New York, 32BJ SEIU is the largest union of property service workers in the country and the largest private sector union in the states.