Tag: Small Business Survival Act

Fight for Survival on Coney Island Boardwalk Mirrors Crisis Facing Shopkeepers Citywide
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Fight for Survival on Coney Island Boardwalk Mirrors Crisis Facing Shopkeepers Citywide

Reporter’s Notebook New York, NY – Shopkeepers on the Coney Island Boardwalk find themselves embroiled in an existential crisis at year’s end that simultaneously echoes the fight for survival they successfully waged a decade ago, and epitomizes the plight other small business owners citywide continue to face. In 2009, the City of New York paid…

Blame Corey: Johnson Jeered for Sitting on Small Business Jobs Survival Act as NYC Shops Go Bust
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Blame Corey: Johnson Jeered for Sitting on Small Business Jobs Survival Act as NYC Shops Go Bust

NEW YORK, N.Y.—About 20 small-business activists marched on City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s Chelsea district office Oct. 24, lambasting his failure to enact legislation to protect local businesses from rent increases.  The Council held a hearing on the bill, the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), just over a year ago, in October 2018, but…

Latest Buzz: Spectrum Strike! CVS Contract Fight! Small Business Survival Act!
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Latest Buzz: Spectrum Strike! CVS Contract Fight! Small Business Survival Act!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we’re revisiting the workers at CVS on Flatbush Avenue and their ongoing fight to become the first unionized shop on the East Coast to secure a fairly bargained contract from the giant pharmaceutical chain. Despite successfully organizing nearly three years ago, CVS continues to…