FUREE In the Media

Downtown Brooklyn Rebranded

Atlantic Yards Report, 02/13/2013 -

Forget the old website DBPartnership.org for the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. It's all DowntownBrooklyn.com, baby.

It's part of a re-branding to encompass the growth and gentrification of Downtown Brooklyn. Nothing wrong with that, right?
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Workshop: Know Your Public Housing Rights!

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

With all this talk about privatization, right-sizing, lack of repairs and new management, it's time we arm ourselves with information and KNOW OUR PUBLIC HOUSING RIGHTS!

Join FUREE for a FREE workshop with Brent Meltzer of South Brooklyn Legal Services and learn what you need to know about:

- non-payment evictions
- termination of tenancy (eviction) for criminal and other activities
- slow and no repairs
- are you paying too much rent?
- apartment succession (passing on your lease)
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Campaigns: Public Housing

Interactive Workshop: What is "Affordable Housing"?

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: 

FUREE's offices - 81 Willoughby St., Suite 701 in Downtown Brooklyn (between Bridge and Lawrence).

The term “affordable housing” is frequently used in policy demands, community conversations, and in the media. Yet the very words beg the question “affordable to whom”? 

What is Affordable Housing Workshop

This interactive workshop using popular education materials designed by CUP seeks to answer this and other questions, such as: Read more »

ACTION ALERT: Inducting City Point into "Developer Hall of Shame"

When: 
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: 

Steps of City Hall (Manhattan).

Join FUREE, our friends at ALIGN and members of the building trades unions as we induct the controversial City Point mega-project into the "Corporate Tax Dodgers Hall of Shame"!

As the largest development in Downtown Brooklyn, City Point has failed to bring good jobs or other community benefits to the area, despite sitting on public land and getting millions in public dollars. Expect mock skits, chants and other fun surprises!
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Birthday Bash Bonanza: House Party Fundraiser with FUREE

When: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:00pm - Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 1:00am
Where: 
70 South Elliot Place (between DeKalb/ Lafayette in Fort Greene, BK)

 

Bday Bash flyer

What do movement folks do better than anybody else? WE PARTY! Read more »

Labor and Community Organizations Call for Fair and Equitable Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy

FUREE joins other Non-Profits, Unions, and Faith-Based Groups to Urge Local and National Leaders to Create Transparent, Community-Driven Rebuilding Process

We Must Learn Lessons From Hurricane Katrina, Group Asserts in the Following Open Letter: Read more »

We're On a Mission to Win Jobs, Housing & Services for All!

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

We're on a mission to win and we need your help to get there!

By making a financial contribution today, you can support FUREE members in carrying out our big plans to win justice in 2013. In the coming year we resolve to:

● Strengthen our vision for racial, gender and class equity by developing a Theory of Social Change and a Five-Year Plan to further expand our power at the grassroots.  Read more »

Report from rally for Good Jobs & Fair Developmenmt at City Point

On Tuesday, December 18th, FUREE members joined union workers from the building trades, allied organizations and local elected officials for a joint rally at the largest development site in Downtown Brooklyn.

Click here for a video summary of the rally and by sure to check out our caroling crew in action! Read more »

FUREE In the Media

Unions rally against Downtown’s City Point development

The Brooklyn Paper, 12/19/2012 -

Hundreds of union workers rallied at the under-construction City Point development in Downtown on Tuesday and accused developer Acadia Realty Trust of short-changing the non-union laborers building the massive housing and retail complex — which received a $20-million federal bailout in 2009.

A coalition of unions including sheet metal workers and carpenters argued they should have been tapped for the job and claimed project officials had no excuse for not paying higher wages to the non-union construction crew employed at the Dekalb Avenue site because the development received the tax-exempt stimulus funds.

Rally-goers — including politicians and members of the Brooklyn-based community group Families United for Racial and Economic Equality — chanted, blew whistles, and carried signs that read: “Acadia got bailed out; Brooklyn got sold out!”

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ACTION ALERT: Demand Good Jobs & Fair Development at CITY POINT!

When: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: 

In front of City Point, located at 1 Dekalb Ave off the Fulton Mall (Fulton St.) in Downtown Brooklyn.

Fed up with rich developers taking millions of our tax $$ and then screwing the community with low-wage jobs?!?

---RALLY & PRESS CONFERENCE---

Join hundreds of union workers & community members to demand justice at Downtown BK’s largest development
 
CITY POINT: A bad deal for Brooklyn! Read more »

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