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Nathalie Alegre joined advocates at a New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA) hearing to testify against granting huge public subsidies to the Related Companies to develop Hudson Yards.  The testimony questions the track record of the Related Companies in honoring its agreements, as well as the NYCIDA’s track record in crafting successful agreements and holding companies accountable to their jobs and other community benefits promises.

Feb 15 2012

In urban communities across the United States, Walmart is facing serious opposition to opening stores. This video shows how we are raising awareness about what Walmart would really mean for New York's neighborhoods...

Sep 21 2011

This report by ALIGN’s Josh Kellermann and CUNY’s Stephanie Luce suggests that Walmart’s likely plans for expansion in NYC would dramatically shift the city’s entire retail landscape for the worse. In order to achieve its average 21% market share, Walmart would need to open 159 stores throughout all 5 boroughs, creating devastating effects for local small businesses, communities and workers.

Testimony for the New York City Council On the Subject of Walmart’s Labor Practices and its Negative Impact on Communities Provided by Matt Ryan Executive Director, New York Jobs with Justice Thursday, February 17, 2011 Good afternoon and thank you for inviting me to testify before the City Council.  My name is Matt Ryan, and I am the Executive Director of NY Jobs with Justice, a coalition of worker and community organizations building power to …

Is Your Gourmet Grocery a Sweatshop

New York Jobs with Justice, Queens College Labor Resource Center and the Brennan Center for Justice collaborated on this report, released in 2005. The report shows that high prices at gourmet groceries do not mean high wages for workers. In fact, many workers face not just low wages, but no overtime pay, few benefits, discrimination, abusive working conditions, and little opportunity for upward mobility. The report has been used to educate NYC consumers about the …