At TakeRoot Justice, we understand that massive progressive changes happen from the ground up when groups come together to share their strengths and expertise. During this season of solidarity, we’re sharing how advocacy, organizing and research go hand in hand.
Tenants at Linden Plaza, with the support of Legal Services Corporation A and the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, have now filed a class-action federal lawsuit against the owner as well as the federal and city agencies.
Right to counsel stops evictions, but it also creates space to organize and build tenant power to win bigger and bolder demands.
Access to legal counsel at NYC Housing Court reduces evictions for those most vulnerable: report.
This report highlights that restaurant workers that were experiencing labor violations such as not receiving minimum wage, not being paid for overtime work, or facing discrimination, were more likely to be working in workplaces that violated health and safety regulations.
With high operating costs, and fluctuating take-home-pay, drivers are reporting an inability to meet their daily living expenses. The results of the survey illustrate that drivers are experiencing severe economic hardship.
In 2005, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) and the Restaurant Industry Coalition published Behind the Kitchen Door: Pervasive Inequality in New York City’s Thriving Restaurant Industry. This report showed that the restaurant industry is one of the
A decent place to live and affordable housing is a basic right of every New Yorker. Unlike most of the nation, which has a homeownership rate of roughly 66%, New York City is a city of renters, where the
The development Hudson River Park is not in line with the objectives and principles set out by the New York State legislature in the Hudson River Park Act. Instead, the development projects and proposals that are being considered by the
In the wake of the events of September 11th, New York City’s economy generally, and low-income communities in particular, continue to feel the economic “ripple effect” of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The city’s shelter census has reached