Author Archives: Bruce Popper

About Bruce Popper

Bruce Popper, 1199 SEIU, is President of the Rochester and Vicinity Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

The Hand That Feeds

The-Hand-That-FeedsI would like to set the stage for this evening’s film by drawing some connections to Rochester.

The film we are about to view depicts the struggle of a group of low wage workers, mostly immigrants, many of them undocumented, working on the east side of Manhattan. They’ve been ripped off in their pay, not paid even the minimum wage, and they’ve received no overtime compensation. Their working conditions are all too typical of employment in 2015. Continue reading