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Unpaid Workers Unite! Biggest Rally Against Wage Theft Yet, Next Wednesday, October 15, 9am, NYC.

New York State Department of Labor, 75 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, Map
When: Wednesday, October 15, 9am

Join Intern Labor Rights at the as we stand side-by-side with workers from the Indus Valley restaurants, the National Mobilization Against Sweatshops, the Chinese Staff & Workers Association, the Flushing Workers Center, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and the Coalition for a Real Minimum-Wage Increase to tell Governor Andrew Cuomo: Enforce the Labor Law!

This will be the last rally before the November 4th election and the biggest one of all so if you’ve been unable to attend the previous monthly rallies, this is the one to make.

Each year in New York State tens of thousands of young people take on unpaid internships, hoping and believing that they will gain the training necessary to get jobs and begin their careers. The vast majority find themselves untrained and exploited. They are the victims of Wage Theft!

The New York State Department of Labor’s own guidelines on unpaid internships at For-Profit Businesses state that the vast majority of these interns are workers who have been misclassified as trainees. The guidelines say that the New York State Minimum Wage Act and Wage Orders and the federal Fair Labor Stands Act require all workers to be paid at least a minimum wage. Yet the Department of Labor does nothing to hold businesses accountable – and many of them are large, profitable multi-national corporations.

Governor Cuomo! Enforce the Labor Law!

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Solidarity Action with UN Interns


Intern Labor Rights will meet across from the United Nations at Ralph Bunche Park, 42nd Street and First Avenue on Thursday, June 20th at 4pm sharp for an action in solidarity with unpaid interns at the United Nations. Please join us!

We will be bringing “Pay Your Interns” t-shirts and buttons and materials for leafleting. After assembling at the park, we will move up First Avenue to 45th Street, a prominent location in front of the UN’s landmark General Assembly and Secretariat buildings.

Ralph Bunche Park (map), 42nd Street and First Avenue, 4pm

Following our action, we will proceed downtown to join the Intern Happy Hour at 6pm at Brads, a restaurant and bar near Washington Square. Join us at the Happy Hour too!

Brads (map), 10 Waverly Place, 6pm

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