New York

New York City workers speak against cuts in healthcare and social services

22 June 2009

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers in New York City on drastic cuts in health care and social services.

Former Lehman Brothers banker to head New York City’s Housing Authority

By Sandy English, 26 May 2009

New York City’s billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has appointed a fellow Wall Street veteran, former Lehman Brothers top executive John B. Rhea, to head the New York City Housing Authority.

MTA “bailout” plan:

New York transit imposes fare hikes with deeper cuts still to come

By Sandy English, 12 May 2009

New York’s legislature approved $2.25 billion for the MTA transit system, staving off—if only temporarily—deep service cuts, mass layoffs and steep fare hikes, while still placing the burden for the system’s crisis on the backs of working people.

New York City: threat of transit fare hikes and service cuts spark outrage

By a reporting team, 13 February 2009

Plans by New York‘s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to impose massive fare hikes and service cuts on subway, commuter rails and bus service next month have provoked outrage among the 7 million people who depend upon the system for transportation.

Following company announcement of 7,000 layoffs

New York City Macy’s workers speak out on economy

By C. W. Rogers, 5 February 2009

On Monday Macy’s, one of the largest department store chains in the US, announced plans to lay off 7,000 workers, some 4 percent of its total staff. A WSWS reporter spoke to workers at Macy’s flagship store in New York City.

High fuel prices impoverish New York City taxi drivers

By Sandy English, 4 September 2008

Taxi drivers in the US have been among those hit hardest by the steep rise of gasoline prices over the last year. Along with other workers and small business owners in the transportation industry around the world, taxi drivers are now facing a precipitous fall in their standard of living.

Grief, shock and anger over New York fire that killed 10

By Sandy English and C.W. Rogers, 12 March 2007

In the aftermath of the horrific house fire that claimed the lives of nine children and one mother in New York City’s borough of the Bronx, there was popular anger, mixed with shock and grief in the streets of New York, over both the fire and the reaction of the city’s billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg to this tragedy.

New York City transit strike was quashed by the unions

By Bill Van Auken, 24 December 2005

This article is available as a PDF leaflet to download and distribute

New York City transit worker speaks: “They’re churning up the next American revolution”

By Jerry Isaacs, 24 December 2005

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with a New York City transit worker after the leadership of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 called off the strike by 34,000 workers Thursday without attaining a contract.

New York City officials scapegoat captain in Staten Island ferry disaster

By Alan Whyte, 5 November 2003

The captain of the Staten Island ferry that crashed into a wooden and concrete pier on the afternoon of October 15, resulting in the deaths of 10 passengers and dozens of injuries, has been vilified by New York City authorities and the media for not testifying to city and federal investigators.

Crisis facing immigrant workers in New York exacerbated by attacks

By Jeremy Johnson, 23 October 2001

There has been relatively little attention paid to the crisis facing immigrant workers in New York City, especially those who are undocumented, in the wake of the events of September 11.

City Hall versus the Brooklyn Museum:

Artistic freedom and democratic rights under attack in New York

By the Editorial Board, 1 October 1999

The campaign being waged by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani against the Brooklyn Museum is a crude act of state censorship. Neither Giuliani nor any other politician can be allowed to dictate which pieces of art go on display in a public museum—in the present case, a cultural institution that employs 500 people and draws half a million visitors a year.