It’s been another week of leaps forward in the struggle to get interns recognized as employees! Did you see the objections raised by members of Intern Labor Rights when NYC Mayor de Blasio signed into law an intern anti-discrimination protection bill (Why did we object? read up here)? If you missed it, view the press recaps here and here. Did you catch up on the Department of Labor’s statement on behalf of interns? And most importantly – did you sign our petition calling on Mayor de Blasio to put an end to wage theft and discrimination for *all* interns in NYC?
We have come so far, but there is still so much to be done! If you want to get to know us, get involved in our actions, or simply want to share your internship experience with a group of like-minded people, stop by one of our upcoming weekly meetings. The next one will take place this Sunday, 5:30-7pm, at the Goethe Institute (5 East 3rd Street, just off the corner of East 3rd and the Bowery – NOTE: This is not the main Goethe Institute building). Our meetings are very informal and we are always happy to welcome new people.
See you Sunday!