A parent at the rally said he has witnessed parents having to stop their children from getting hit by speeding vehicles in front of PS 48, which his own children attended.
The event, part of the Woman to Woman campaign that takes place every March during Women’s History Month, seeks to raise awareness and funds to help distribute these expensive products that sometimes are forgotten when people think of basic needs for women in poverty.
The new framework is a start, union representatives and drivers like Mondesi say, but it could be even stronger. Some business owners, meanwhile, say the reform will make it harder to stay afloat.
Female strength and resilience were palpable when some of the Bronx’s most accomplished women were recognized at an award ceremony at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on March 22.
When SEBCO caught wind of residents crossing over buildings via the roof, the company placed a round-the-clock security guard on the sixth floor to ensure residents could no longer use the roof, but still provided no alternative options for residents.
Although the victim was unharmed, the light the incident cast on security problems in the building has led to the removal of the company that was previously responsible for residents’ safety.
About 20 former Sanitation Salvage workers and members of Teamsters Local Union 813 held signs that said “Stop the War on Workers” and shouted, “Pay your workers, Sanitation Salvage.” They were demanding back pay they say the company owes them for promised vacation time and years of overtime.