14 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Corey Johnson, New York City Council, Corey Johnson

Paid Personal Time should be guaranteed

No state or city in America guarantees paid personal time for workers, including nearly a million New Yorkers. It pains me to think about all the birthdays, first days of school, graduations and other special moments I’ve missed because I couldn’t afford to lose my job – or even a single paycheck – by taking a day off work. My name is Yanelia and I’m a mother of five from the Bronx. To make ends meet and put food on the table, I’m employed at a nail salon where I haven’t had a single work day off to rest or spend with my children in 10 years. Stand with me in urging the New York City Council to pass legislation RIGHT NOW that would guarantee the right to 10 days of Paid Personal Time. New York would be the first city to make this change, inspiring a wave of change across the country. No job should cause anyone to miss all the important moments that make life special for everyone. And what we really can’t afford is to keep working so hard that life just passes us by. Nail salon workers, cooks, cleaners, servers, childcare providers, and domestic workers, and all other working New Yorkers and Americans should be treated with dignity and respect. We deserve a break to take care of ourselves and those we love. We don’t deserve to be treated like batteries that are thrown away and replaced once drained. SIGN NOW to make a life-changing difference for working families like mine. Tell the New York City Council: Pass Paid Personal Time legislation today!

Yanelia Ramirez
26,087 supporters
Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to UMass President Marty Meehan, Robert J. Manning President UMass Board of Trustees, Interim UMB Chancellor Katherine Newman and the UMB Administration

Say No to a Huge Parking Fee Increase at UMass Boston!

We, the undersigned members of the UMass Boston community--including faculty, staff, students, alumni, neighbors and other supporters-- strongly oppose the plan to impose major parking fee increases that was announced by the UMB Administration on January 26th.   The Administration’s plan attempts to balance the UMB budget on the backs of students, faculty, and staff by imposing an on-campus rate of $15/day, and raising the fee to park at Bayside by 50% to $9/day. It makes parking unaffordable on our campus, and shifts costs that should be covered by the State to individual members of our community.   Such a steep parking fee increase amounts to a backdoor pay-cut for our faculty and staff, many of whom have no choice but to drive to campus five days per week, and a backdoor tuition-increase for students who have no choice but to commute via automobile. The increase is likely also to affect our enrollment, discouraging many students from attending UMB.  In addition, parking spillover from students and employees seeking to avoid the increased fees will negatively impact the surrounding community.   As Boston’s only public university, and a commuter campus charged with serving the educational needs of a low-income and first-generation student population, UMass Boston has a duty to uphold affordable parking. We call on the UMB administration, UMass President Marty Meehan, the UMass Board of Trustees and all who support UMB's mission of making world-class public higher education affordable and accessible to all, to join with us as we:  Oppose the present parking fee hike proposal, which is likely to cause serious harm to our students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve;   Call for the Mass. State Legislature and Gov. Baker to relieve UMB of debts incurred due to faulty state-managed construction of our original campus parking garage, and to pay for the cost of this new parking garage;

Coalition to Save UMB: a Coalition of students, staff unions and faculty at UMass Boston
1,448 supporters