Workers Association

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Workers Picket Wu Liang Ye in Labor Dispute

    Workers picket on 48th Street today​ This afternoon, former workers from the now-closed 39th Street and 86th Street branches of Wu Liang Ye picketed in front of the 48th Street restaurant of the same name, which the workers say is owned by their former employers, an assertion the restaurant de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Wu Liang Ye Violates U.S. Labor Laws, Is Owned By Chinese Government

    The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York charged that the Wu Liang Ye branches on 39th Street and 86th Street (restaurants which were owned by the Chinese government) repeatedly engaged in unethical labor practices, including violating overtime and minimum wage laws. The judgment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Manhattan BP Hotseat for Chinatown/LES Rezoning Plan

    A coalition of groups opposing the proposed rezoning of the Lower East Side held a trilingual press conference and protest outside Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's Office today, delivering a petition asking him to reject the rezoning plan recently approved by Manhattan Community Board 3. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008

    Scenes from the Chinatown Border War

    Today's story "Lower East Side Rezone Sparks Border War in Chinatown" highlighted the opposition to the city's plan to rezone 111 blocks in the Lower East Side and East Village. Critics say the plan protects the wealthier, whiter parts of the Community District 3 from aggressive development but igno ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2001

    Chinatown in Limbo

    Will Asian Americans Ever Elect a Councilmember of Their Own?

  • News

    April 11, 2000


    State Legislature Slices Waiters’ Minimum-Wage Raise