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February 20, 2008

2008.02.20: Legal Observers Needed 2/22

Filed under: Labor Solidarity — nyclaw01 @ 2:12 pm

From: Susan Morris
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:12 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Legal Observers Needed 2/22

New York City National Lawyers Guild

Legal Observer Listserv

NYC Chapter Office: 212-679-6018

If you can LO for this event, please contact the chapter office at (212)-679-6018

This event for Domestic Workers United on Friday is in need of Legal Observers

Friday, February 22 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Third Avenue and 41st Street

Across from the Office of the Governor of the State of New York

contact: Jess Braverman (718) 551-8627.

We have a sound permit for the event,

police will definitely be present

from what I understand.




Join Domestic Workers United and the New York Domestic Workers Justice Coalition in honoring the work and contributions of domestic workers & remembering the many who have suffered exploitation without labor standards through the generations.

Join domestic workers, their friends and family for testimonies about their experiences. They will be highlighting the need for the passage of the “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights,” New York statewide legislation to recognize domestic workers and establish fair labor standards, including an annual cost of living wage increase, paid vacation, sick days and holidays, notice and severance pay, health care and protection from discrimination and unfair firing.

Contact: or (718) 220-7391 x 11 for more information

Assume anything sent by email is not secure.

Whenever you are a Legal Observer, please take note:

“Did NYPD take photos or videos? If yes, describe.”

NLG NYC Mass Defense Calendar information:

2008.02.20: Lunch by Special Invitation with Management

Filed under: ALAA History,Collective Bargaining,Key Documents — nyclaw01 @ 2:11 pm

From: Azalia Torres
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1:13 PM
Subject: Lunch by Special Invitation with Management

It is my understanding that special invitations were extended to certain of our fellow ALAA members in Bklyn to have lunch with Banks and Levine today to discuss general issues affecting the staff and general conditions, etc. We have a union and our union should be the one to decide who meets with management around any given issues. I believe that those invited should have refused on principle. We cannot allow management to have exchanges with hand picked attorneys just because they feel more “comfortable” this way. This subverts our democractic process and weakens our union.

2008.02.20: Sean Bell Update: Cops’ trial starts next week in Queens!

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 11:37 am

From: Lucy Herschel
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:37 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Sean Bell Update: Cops’ trial starts next week in Queens!

FYI –  Just got this.  Thought folks would be interested.
 Forwarded message:
To Whom It May Concern:

My son Sean Bell’s murder by the New York Police Department caused a Community Outrage, and the support for my family and I came from everywhere…Now that the Trial will begin on February 25, 2008, my family and I need your support once again.Please come out and stand in UNITY and in SOLIDARITY. at the Criminal courthouse on Queens Blvd. For more information, please meet me at the Monthly Vigil on Saturday, February 23rd at 7pm. Location: Near the 103rd. Precinct (168th. Street & 91st. Ave.) Take the F train to 169th Street stop (exit at the 168th St. exit) and walk down the hill. We hope to see you all there.

Thanking you in Advance,

Mrs. Valerie Bell

In Unity and Solidarity-

The Black Cotton Foundation
1028A Franklin Ave.
Newark, NJ 07107
(718) 415-0523

Black Cotton: “The Symbol of Unrewarded Struggle”

In the struggle for peace and justice,
BJ {William M. Johnson}

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