Stella D'Oro cookies are mighty sweet, but there's nothing that can sugar-coat the situation at the Bronx cookie factory which shuttered in June 2009 following the workers' strike over wage cuts. Or is there? The plight of the workers will now be the focus of an upcoming HBO documentary.
Revenge is sweet, and crumbly.A year after the Bronx's Stella D'Oro Biscuit factory closed, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the factory's owners violated federal labor law by refusing the provide necessary financial statements to the workers' union during wage negotiations l ... More >>
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Photos by Brennan Cavanaugh. (This is our third conversation of the campaign with Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York, Reverend Billy.) How's the campaign going? Are you confident? I'm confident that an accelerated evolution is now taking place. Could you elaborate? This government ... More >>
Though workers at the plant tried to keep it open with protests, the Stella D'Oro factory in The Bronx closed down yesterday -- a day ahead of schedule. The workers went on strike last year, after Brynwood Partners, the private equity firm that had taken the plant over, kicked out the union; Brynwoo ... More >>
Brynwood Partners is a "turnaround investor," which means it makes its money wringing the last bits of juice out of distressed companies. That was no doubt what they were up to when the took over the Stella D'Oro factory in the Bronx and proposed last year to cut workers' wages and benefits, which p ... More >>
Dance troupe, Governor's Island. Boy, what a week. Gay Pride was effulgent as ever with three D.A. candidates voguing for the cameras, but marred by a gay-bashing on the Upper East Side. The authorities got involved and the cops went to work, and now it looks like there have been more such incide ... More >>
Today Yerardin Gil of the Bronx was charged in Riverhead, New York with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and DWI, reports Newsday. Her bail was set at $50,000, which you might think steep if you didn't know that Gil ran down and killed her aunt, Rosa Ortiz, Monday night at the Splish Splash w ... More >>