Support the Laundry Workers Center!

by on April 11, 2015
The New York City Peoples Power Assemblies stands shoulder to shoulder with the laundry workers.  www.lwcu.org
Be sure to see the incredibly inspiring movie: The Hands that Feeds <trailer>


Emergency Covid-19 Response Fund


**BIG ACTION**Saturday Feb 27, 2021 at Liox Cleaner (123 Allen St, NY) bring your signs, chants and big contingent to support. After rally in front of Liox we will March to the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

Luchar, vencer obreros al poder!

See the powerful TikTok of the

Nov 25, 2020 Liberation Day.

FB Event.

Clog the Line! At Giant Launder Center

Please, join us as we demand Giant Launder Center to pay what they owe and return the job to our member leader Beatriz. Call the employer and tell them we demand justice! Beatriz worked without protection during the pandemic, got sick with COVID and then was fired.

What: Phone Banking
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm



June 29, 2020: 100 Días Sin Alivio: Foro Comunitario / Community Forum. FB Event.


June 18, 2020: 100 Días Sin Alivio: Foro Comunitario / Community Forum FB Event

-For major resources related to COVID 19, especially en espanol:


-Please support the Laundry Workers Center Emergency Response Fund


SIGN PETITION: Laundromat Workers Demand Paid Sick Days in NYC

**Jan 30, 2020: Protest Governor Cuomo: Wage Theft Commander-in-Chief! FB Event.

On January 1st, Governor Cuomo heartlessly vetoed the SWEAT bill, showing he would rather aid and abet criminal bosses who refuse to follow the labor law, than workers. The SWEAT bill gives critically needed tools to workers and the Department of Labor to stop bosses from transferring and hiding their assets and leaving workers who courageously stand up to wage theft with nothing. He undermines businesses that comply with the law and promotes criminal ones. Under his leadership, wage theft has ballooned to $1 billion each year. That is $1 billion of workers’ sweat!With his veto, Cuomo shows he is an accomplice to wage theft and thus a criminal himself. How can we have him in office, one who protects the few over the interests of many?

**URGENT: Dec 27, 2019: Gov. Cuomo: Sign SWEAT Bill / Twitter Storm. Link for specifics.

Tues, Nov 5, 2019: Picket-Line / Linea de piquete / Against / En contra de:
Sunshine Laundry Center
No More Wage Theft / No Mas Robo de Salario

Oct 15, 2019: Picket-Line Against Sunshine Laundry Center:

Dear Comrades: Please come and support our leaders from the Sunshine Laundromat Campaign in Brooklyn. We are protesting against wage theft!!! The action would be next Tuesday, October 15th at 6pm. We are protesting in front of the bosses’s house. 2361 62nd, Brooklyn (take F to Ave N). Bring your chants, your signs and all your power to defeat exploitation!!! No more wage theft!!!!

Oct 4, 2019: Sin Fronteras: Celebrating Victories of Women Laundry Workers
FB Event

***EMERGENCY ACTION: Rally to Protect the Sunshine Shirt Laundry Workers: Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1 PM – 2:30pm  FB Event.

June 2019: Support the #airthedirtylaundry spring fundraising campaign:

A generous donor has provided a $1,000 match, so if you give before June 4th your donation will be matched and have double the impact on the organizing work of workers like Juana.

The weekly picket for justice at TYS Laundromat continues. Please join us in support. Every Thurs,  5pm – 6pm. 215 E 116th St, East Harlem, NY.

-Learn about our Laundromat Campaign.


Feb 16, 2019: Liberation Day:

Laundromat Workers have the Power!
FB Event

June 24, 2018: Laundromat Report Launch; FB Event.

While our clean clothes tumble at high heat, laundromat workers are being hung out to dry. As a fragmented and often isolated workforce, laundromat workers face unique vulnerabilities and challenges when it comes to organizing or advocating for their rights.

Based on 3 years of participatory research at hundreds of laundromats throughout New York City, Laundry Workers Center is publishing our first report on coin-operated laundromats. “Workplace Issues and Socio-Economic Conditions of Laundromat Workers in New York City” sheds light on the violations and hazards that laundromat workers face. With over two thousand licensed laundromats in New York City, the need for worker and community power is significant.

Join us on May Day, May 1, 2017:

-9:30am: Action for B&H Photo workers / 34th St. & 9th Ave.
-12:30pm: Immigrant Worker Justice Tour / Washington Sq. Park
-3:30pm: May 1 Coalition Rally and March /Union Sq:

**Don’t Let B&H MOVE TO NJ:  Informational Picket Fri March 24, 2017:

Dear community: Please join us in supporting the B&H workers as they take a stand for their future. In a basic union-busting move, B&H is planning to close their 2 unionized Brooklyn warehouses and relocate in New Jersey. This move would essentially make it impossible for workers to keep their jobs. As a community, we must stand together against bad employer practices. Please join the B&H workers (and the big blowup rat!) to alert the public and let the company know NYC will not tolerate such injustice. Solidaridad!

Feb 12, 2017: 12-2pm /

B&H: Don’t Abandon Working Families in NYC / Rally for good jobs!

Don’t let B&H undercut gains made by workers if they move to New Jersey!

<<Poster on FB.

Fri, Dec 2, 2016: SAVE THE DATE! See FB for info.


Beginning with Hot & Crusty, Laundry Workers Center members have inspired so many in New York and beyond. Immigrant workers fighting for justice in the workplace, backed up by union members, activists, community groups, and Occupy Wall Street. We stand together, we fight, and we win!

Without the solidarity of the community, LWC’s nearly unbroken record of victories wouldn’t be possible. And now we all must ensure that Laundry Workers Center continues to thrive and grow.

On Friday, December 2, we are launching our new fundraising program, calling on the community to support our worker-led, militant organizing model–for the long haul. Come and celebrate our victories with worker-leaders from the Titlanice campaign, B&H Photo, Liberato, and our newest underground campaign. Talk about the future of LWC. And help build the workers’ movement in New York and beyond.

Friday Dec. 2, 6pm-9pm / New York New Jersey Joint Board / 33 W. 14th St. New York, NY / More details to come! Send an email to if you can help out.

AUG 25, 2016: “Workers Rising; Good Salaries!” Bronx Workers’ Forum. FB Event
In 2016, workers are rising! From unions strikes, to ICE protests, to Black Lives Matter marches, working people are demanding change. Now!

On August 25th, come together with workers and organizers across the city for a panel and discussion on how we are fighting for better pay, and why we deserve more!
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Tues June 14, 2016: #BHExposed; Jewish leaders Stand with B&H:

FB Event.

Call to Action: From LWC — Call the owners of New Capitol Restaurant and demand better working conditions for the workers: 718-584-9234 (as of April 29, 2016)


April 23, 2016: Titlanice Campaign: Liberation Day. FB Event.

Inspired by the Liberato Restaurant workers organizing, the workers named their new campaign “Titlanice”, which translates to “Vamos a ganar”. For years these workers faced wage theft & abusive working conditions. Now, after intensive training with LWC’s Leadership Institute, they are coming together with all of you to break their chains!
Join us as we stand together to break the chains of exploitation, wage theft, and dangerous working conditions. We will not be oppressed, intimidated, or coerced into silence. On April 23rd, we will shout:
TITLANICE!  Vamos a ganar!

***See the LWC February News

-All out to the Labor/Immigrant Rights Rally Against Union-Busting At Brod!
Friday February 19, 2016; 5-7pm; Brod Kitchen; 31 W 4th St
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***URGENT: To All Defenders of Labor & Immigrant Rights:ALL OUT THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016; 5pm!Stop Union-Busting and Job Destruction at Bröd Kitchen(formerly Hot & Crusty).  FB (scroll down) . Para todos los defensores de los Derechos Laborales e Inmigrantes: Todos fuera este Jueves 28 de Enero a las 5:00pm. Apoyemos a los trabajadores de HOT & CRUSTY.  CLICK FOR DETAILS.

**Tues, Jan 12, 2016Picket to End Retaliation!6:00pm; 571 Wythe ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11211. FB Event
Join LWC and the B&H workers to picket outside of the residence of JOEL STHUHL, a manager and chief retaliatory at B&H’s 105 Evergreen warehouse. Shame on Joel Stuhl! Treat your workers with the dignity and respect they deserve! As we have been gearing up for the first round of negotiations, the B&H management has increased its retaliation at work. Workers have been verbally harassed, isolated, interrogated, and intimidated.  We fought hard together for a union. Every worker deserves dignity and respect, and management cannot tear that down.
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October 11, 2015 – 3pm-5pm –

LWC Campaign Launch : Liberation Day – Dia de Liberacion


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34th St-Hudson Yards (take the 7 train to the end of the line in Manhattan).

FB Event



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**July 14, 2015 UPDATE ON LIBERATO MONDAY PICKET: espanol & English: Temporary hold on Monday Picket

Queridos Compañeros que apoyan a LWC y la Campaña de Liberato – Por orden del juez, los trabajadores de Liberato han entrado en conversaciones con el restaurante para ver si un acuerdo justo puede ser alcanzado antes del juicio. También, el juez ha ordenado una investigación independiente de los records financieros de Señor Liberato. Esto es un paso muy importante para la campaña.

Los Trabajadores han pedido que nadie proteste antes que terminen la investigación y las negociaciones. Como siempre, estamos listos para luchar por la justicia en el lugar de trabajo y mas allá. En solidaridad.

Dear LWC and Liberato campaign supporters—At the request of the judge, Liberato workers have entered settlement talks with the restaurant to see if a fair agreement can be reached before trial. In addition, the judge is ordering an independent review of Mr. Liberato’s financial records–an important step for the campaign.

During this time the workers have asked everyone not to protest at Liberato Restaurant. As always we stand ready to join with the community and fight for justice in the workplace and beyond!

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Monday June 22, 2015 – 4pm; the Laundry Workers Center is hoping to have one of it’s biggest pickets yet at Liberato in support of workers fighting wage theft and sexual harassment. Action starts at 4pm at 183rd and Jerome, right under the 4 train. At 5pm the crowd will march down Jerome Ave to the Liberato Restaurant on Burnside Ave.
BYOC (Bring your own Chicken! Cuz Liberato’s tastes like wage theft). FB Event.


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**Thurs, June 18, 2015: 7pm
Know Your Workplace Rights! Stomp Out Sexual Harassment!
Forum & Community Dialogue.
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave, Music Room, Manhattan. FB Event


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(From an April 10, 2015 email)

Sisters, Brothers, Tod@s:

Laundry Workers Center is thrilled to announce VICTORY for Moraima Ortiz! Victory for women workers!

Please join Laundry Workers Center and celebrate the winning of the Moraima Ortiz Campaign on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 183rd St and Jerome Ave in the Bronx: what better place to celebrate worker/women justice than the Liberato picket line!

After 8 long years in an exploitative workplace
After 8 years of verbal harassment
After 8 years of physical abuse
Of over 50 hours of work a week
Of wages below minimum wage
Of overtime theft
Of tip theft
Of theft of dignity and respect

Of being fired for confronting her boss to say “I am worth more.”

After intensive training at LWC’s Leadership Institute
After over 13 months of picketing, flying
Of standing strong against employer threats
Against police intimidation
Of sharing her story with the community
With women
Of marching, speak-outs, forum panels
Of confronting the system that would have her be less,
To say “I am not worth more. I AM more.”

After all this, sisters and brothers,
Moraima Ortiz has won!

Moraima did not need a settlement with her previous employer to know she had won. Her transformation into a community leader and advocate for immigrant and working women’s rights won her and the movement a victory long before the picketing stopped, and the settlement was signed. A victory for Moraima is a victory for all women workers! It is a victory for LWC, for all our allies, and for low-wage and immigrant communities everywhere.

On  April 15th, fast food workers will strike across the country to demand a living wage of $15/hour.

On  April 14th, black and brown voices will take to the streets to demand that black lives matter.

On  April 13th, Liberato workers will picket outside their restaurant to demand a legal wage, an end to sexual harassment, and a safe workplace.

To push forward, we must celebrate how far we’ve come! On  April 13th, we will picket Liberato Restaurant, but also we will celebrate Moraima’s victory. Our picket party will be a message to unscrupulous, discriminatory employers city and nation-wide: We are Women. We are Workers. We will Win.

Thank you all for your support, you are all a vital part of our victory. Please join us  Monday to celebrate, to say victorious words among friends, and maybe eat some victorious cake.

No rats allowed.

Gracias a tod@s.

Laundry Workers Center
330 W 38 Street, Suite 908
Manhattan, NYS, 10018

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