WBAI’s Morning Show — Our Campaigns Coordinator Andy Morrison talks to WBAI’s Morning Show about recent threats to worker and economic justice in New York and beyond.
Next City — Lazy. Leeches. Moochers. Takers. These are just some of the false aspersions cast upon the poor, often by policymakers who are seeking to justify cuts to programs that benefit the poor, from public housing to food stamps. It’s not worth helping them, they say, because the poor don’t work or contribute anything back to society.
New York Times — A New York State effort to more tightly regulate the prepaid cards on which many employees receive their wages was struck down by a review board, which ruled that the state’s Labor Department exceeded its authority in imposing fee limits and other restrictions on the cards.
El Diario — El próximo martes 7 de marzo estaba previsto que entrara en vigor una regulación del departamento de Trabajo del estado de Nueva York que imponía cambios en el uso de las tarjetas de débito para pagar salarios, imponía una serie de requisitos de información y consentimiento por parte del trabajador. La frase está escrita en pasado porque ya no va a ocurrir en esa fecha y podría no entrar en vigor nunca.
Public News Service — Labor, consumer and good government groups are asking the state to appeal a decision throwing out rules for payroll debit cards.
Manhattan Times — To Cedric Goodhouse, water is sacred. “Water is life, not just for me, but for all of mankind,” remarked Goodhouse, the Hunkpapa Lakota Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, which is located near the construction site of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
The decision by the Industrial Board of Appeals to revoke the New York State Department of Labor’s groundbreaking rule on payroll debit cards is a clear overreach by the IBA and a major setback for New York’s workers.
Car insurance is unaffordable to 5.2 million New Yorkers, according to a report just issued by the U.S. Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO). But car insurance is not only expensive for New Yorkers – its pricing is also fundamentally discriminatory. That’s because New York allows car insurance companies to consider factors like a person’s education and occupation in determining coverage – even though these factors bear no relation to a person’s actual driving record or to public safety more broadly.
MarketWatch — “I’m not surprised that the banks aren’t serving this population with student loans because they’re not serving this population with any kinds of loans in most cases,” said Deyanira Del Rio, the co-director of the New Economy Project, an organization advocating for low-income New Yorkers.
Daily News — Last Friday, hours before signing an executive order that put the Dodd-Frank financial reform law on the chopping block, President Trump name-checked Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. “There’s nobody better to tell me about Dodd-Frank than Jamie,” he said.
Translation: there’s no one better than Dimon to help gut Dodd-Frank.