The New York Worker Center Federation is an autonomous multiracial movement of workers and immigrants organizing across sectors and issues to build the power of the people whose labor fuels this city. Through Freedom Cities, the WCF aims to center directly impacted communities in the fight against the Trump administration, leading the movement to create safe communities where everyone can thrive. Join the #FreedomCities Campaign!
The New York Workers Center Federation (WCF) began with a series of training sessions where the stories of individual workers and organizations began to tell the narrative of a powerful emerging movement. During the second training, workers voted to create a space for leadership development and joint campaign work. On October 14, 2014 marked the official founding of the New York Workers Center Federation.
The WCF consists of Street Vendor Project, El Centro del Inmigrante, New Immigrant Community Empowerment, Cidadao Global, Laundry Workers Center, DRUM, ROC NY, New York Taxi Workers Alliance, Retail Action Project, and Enlace.
A churro vendor, community activist, and fixture in Corona Queens, Claudia Lopez spent her life fighting for justice and respect for immigrant vendors. She sold for more than ten years without a permit and was a leader in the ongoing campaign to #LiftTheCaps on food vending permits, which have been frozen since 1983.
Tuesday, February 21 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Junction Blvd, Corona
She died of cancer on February 21, 2016, still waiting for a permit. Now, one year later, we will remember Claudia and other vendors who have died waiting for permits, due to the city’s lack of action.
Many others are still waiting. Before another month or year goes by, we will call upon the City Council and Mayor to hold a vote on the Street Vendor Modernization Act. This bill will gradually double the number of vending permits available, creating an opportunity for thousands of vendors like Claudia to legalize their small businesses and work in peace.
The Trump administration has continuously attacked immigrant communities. This past week there have been hundreds of arrests by ICE, spreading fear and panic throughout our communities all over the country. Most recently, Daniel Ramirez Medina was taken into custody despite being a DACA recipient. This Thursday at 5pm, we rally in front of the Department of Homeland Security Building to demand that ICE#FreeDaniel and stop #ICERaids operations and arrests that are targeting everyone and tearing families falling apart
When: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 5 PM
Where: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Varick Street Federal Building)
201 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014
Rally and Know-your-rights training at El Centro del Inmigrante.
Come to support our community! #UnitedNotDivided
Free legal assistance available.
Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
El Centro del Inmigrante
350 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, New York 10302
Ven a conocer tus derechos y a apoyar a nuestra comunidad.
Abogados de inmigración disponibles gratis en #ElCentro
#NoBanNoWall #SiSePuede #NoHateNoFear
Join the #FreedomCities Movement Today, demand #EndBrokenWindows #AbolishICE