Worked retail? Speak out!

Common Threads Art Collective and Stephanie Rothenberg

A series of public interventions that bring awareness to the experiences of 14th Street retail workers, past, present and future.

Share your thoughts, experiences, and ideas on retail work. This is an open forum for retail workers and their allies to spread the word about what its really like working in and living on retail work in New York City.

Feel free to post comments, articles, photos or interviews.

AIOP in action

What is the most difficult aspect of working in the retail industry?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunday, October 25th 5-8pm DisPosing: Mannequins Strike a New Pose.

DisPosing: Mannequin Uprising
Sunday, October 25th 5-8pm

14th Street Mannequins have broken out of the stores and onto the streets.

They are not taking any more abuse.
They are sick & tired of standing all day.
They want fair breaks, fair wages & life outside work.

14th Street Mannequins have united for dignity at work and need your support.
Help them strike a new pose.

In return you will get limited supplies coupons advertising no retail bargains, a Retail Workers’ Survival Guide with insiders tips on retail work, & hear from allied retail workers in "Project Retailing" video projections.

Don't miss this opportunity to join the Mannequin Uprising (MU).

Dates Changes!
Sunday, October 25th is the finale of Retailing 14th Street. Events previously posted for Saturday, October 24th & Monday October 26th will now occur on Sunday, October 25th.

Friday, October 16, 2009

“Project Retailing”
Saturday, October 17th 5-7pm
Opening @ Scoop NYC West Village, corner of 14th Street & Washington St

"Project Retailing" is an innovative video project whereby retail
workers' testimonials are projecting in front of retail stores.
The video features Scoop NYC workers telling their stories
about working at the high-end Scoop NYC store where we will be

Former workers of Scoop NYC sued the company this summer for document abuse, citizenship status discrimination and unpaid overtime. Support Scoop NYC workers and come see “Project Retailing” Saturday, October 17th.

Subversive coupons and the Retail Workers Survival Guide will be
distributed to all in attendance.You can also view "Dis-Posing," a
sculptural installation of re-claimed mannequins striking a new pose.

If you can't attend the opening screening of "Project Retailing"
on Saturday, Oct. 17th, check out these other clandestine video
Mon, October 19th: 5-8pm @ University Pl./Broadway
Tues, October 20th: 5-8pm @ 14th Street/ University & 5th Ave
Sat, October 24th: 5-8pm @ University Pl./Broadway

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Support our sponsors!

LOUDspeaker! presents;
Date: October 11th and October 18th
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Walking along 14th Street and meeting in Union Square
Participation welcome! contact