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Political Power to the People

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Everybody talks about giving power to the people, but recent events in Albany give us hope that will truly happen in the coming months and beyond.

Bad Banks

Camille Rivera | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

Many of the same workers who are bravely standing up for their rights on the job are being denied bank accounts.

The Chained CPI: A Bad Deal for Our Seniors and Veterans

Camille Rivera | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

We must stand up for our seniors and veterans -- in New York and across the country -- and urge our lawmakers to reject any cuts to the benefits on which they rely, including raising the retirement age or slashing cost of living adjustments.

March 1st Has Come and Gone - Now What?

Camille Rivera | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

Wwhile much of the pain may not be immediate, the sequester will soon take a horrible toll on all of us. To me it's just another reminder that the rich get richer while the rest of us just get screwed.

Uniting to Improve Wages and Conditions for Workers

Camille Rivera | Posted 02.26.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

Any way you look at it, an increase in the minimum wage is overdue, and needs to be enacted immediately. If it can't be approved on the federal or state levels, those of us here in New York City must find a way to increase it locally.

Low-Wage Workers: Stand Up, Fight Back!

Camille Rivera | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

While many low-wage workers across the city come from different jobs, the story is the same: Hard-workers deserve more in this economy. The 99 percent need a raise, which will help create jobs and grow the economy.

Two-Faced Romney

Camille Rivera | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

What makes Romney's most recent flip-flop so significant is that it shows us exactly how a Romney administration would handle a disaster situation in the United States -- haphazardly and from the sidelines.

Workers Rising: A Unified Fight for New York's Workers

Camille Rivera | Posted 09.26.2012 | New York
Camille Rivera

Normally, folks in the organizing and grassroots activist community tend to work in their own little silos, fighting their individual fights. Sure, they sometimes join forces -- not often enough on this scale.

Matt Sledge

Seniors Stage Bank 'Knit-Ins' To Protest Threat Of Medicare, Social Security Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.03.2011 | New York

Senior citizens organized by a union-backed coalition staged a series of "knit-in" protests at banks in New York City and on Long Island Wednesday. Am...