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Workers Die in Record Numbers in Philadelphia-A Reflection on the Death of Cab Driver Hafiz Sarafaqaz
On May 6, 33-year old cab driver Hafiz Sarafaqaz was shot multiple times and killed in West Philadelphia while driving his taxi. Hafiz left behind a 7-year old daughter and a wife. Like many cab drivers...
Fire fighters, paramedics, community organizations, and neighbors have joined together to proclaim with one unified voice that no amount of money is worth the loss of human life. Join in the fight to save lives -- watch MMP's recent video that documents these communities as they come together across Philadelphia to end fire company brownouts.
On May 9th, 2013, Comcast spoke at the Innovations in Wellness summit on its tips for keeping your workforce well and healthy. An ironic choice for a company that spent well over $100,000 last year to kill a bill aimed at extending paid sick days to thousands of Philadelphia workers. Watch this video to see what they said.
The labor movement is facing an unprecedented attack to roll back the gains and victories that have improved the lives of working people in exchange for deeper corporate profits. The labor movement can and must challenge, transform and wield the media system and media policy to advance the struggle for working-class people's dignity and rights.
Last night, Wednesday May 8th, a taxi cab driver was killed while on the job in an attempted robbery. As we mourn and reflect on the events of last night, we are reminded of the ongoing need to protect taxi driver's rights in Philadelphia.
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