News From The Streets

News From The Streets

Bill to Provide Domestic Violence Victims with Unemployment Compensation Passed Unanimously on the House Floor

Miami, FL – On Monday, April 22, State Representative Dotie Joseph (D-Miami) and the Miami Workers Center celebrates the unanimous passing of HB 563 on the floor of the Florida House of Representatives.

By allowing victims of domestic violence to qualify for unemployment compensation benefits, should they be forced to leave their jobs due to a domestic violence situation, marks a historic win for survivors of domestic violence throughout the state.

World Day of Social Justice

There are many people who would like to argue that in the US, we’re fine. Yeah, we’ve got some issues, but we’re on the up and up. They’d like to say that we don’t need social justice, or social justice warriors. So in honor of World Day of Social Justice (February 20), let’s start by talking about what social justice is. As a basic definition, it’s justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. Even just examining the headlines from the past two weeks, it’s abundantly clear that we are nowhere near achieving social justice.

BLUE Institute Came To Miami

Miami Worker’s Center hosted a campaign management training, facilitated by The BLUE Institute. This exclusive training was for a new generation of women and non-binary leaders of color who will impact politics for generations to come.

Solidarity Statement on Rana Plaza JR

 

Earlier this week marked the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, which occurred in Bangladesh on April 24, 2013. On that day, 1,127 textile industry workers died and more than 2,500 people were wounded. The majority of the victims were women, many of whom ended up unable to work again. It is, to this day, the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry worldwide.

There Has Never Been A Better Time To Salute Womanhood

International Women's Day was birthed out of the unrest and dissatisfaction of many generations of women. These periods of agitation, time and time again, have propelled us forward for many years. From the uprising of Black and Brown women, we have created affordable housing, equal pay, women's suffrage, Civil Rights, and we are still unsatisfied.

#MeToo campaign triggers horrid memories for Miami women

Yuleidy González-Nieto, a victim of abuse since childhood, says she is glad that a lot of people have come forward with #MeToo, but the movement is "like getting punched in the face." “It’s just always there and it makes it harder to hide from it," said the Colombian immigrant.

South Florida Rallies in the March for Black Women

South Florida joined to honor, respect and support Black women during the March for Black Women on September 30, 2017.

The march featured several hundred participants and speakers from a range of backgrounds and experiences.

Click through for pictures and news coverage.

Civic Tower Residents Organize into a Tenants Union

After a mass eviction orchestrated by the slumlord of a Section 8 high rise, the Miami Workers Center (MWC) is helping organize residents of the Civic Towers into a tenants union to fight for repairs and access to their homes. With the slumlord non-responsive and local laws unhelpful to anyone but developers, the residents are building a shantytown on the grounds of the Civic Towers to shelter residents and protest conditions.

Join the March for Black Women

Join the Miami Workers Center and several other community organizations as we center the experiences of Trans Black women, Black women, Black femmes and Black girls… all Black women.

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 3:00pm at 1401 NW 7th Ave., Miami, FL

 

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