Author: lincolnannex

  • All Interviews

  • Sara Vidal

    What am I proud of? Everything. Of everything we have done. We have succeeded in good times and bad. I feel proud. I feel proud of this, to be there, to continue fighting.…Because everything we look for is in the community. And if the community is united, the politicians tremble.

  • Reynalda Cruz

    I honestly lost my fear when I joined New Labor. When I came to New Labor, the fear started to go away because they were doing a lot of things that I didn’t know how to organize…The proudest I’ve ever felt [was] when we won the fight against wage theft and for [drivers’] licenses for…

  • Lindy Stork

    It was just the best feeling to be in those in those meetings, where so many different groups and individuals came out. I can’t remember ever having that kind of cooperation between university groups, community groups, more overtly political groups.

  • Isabel Basurto

    The only thing that personally consoles me a little bit is that the [new] Lincoln Annex will not be built on that contaminated site where they wanted to build it. The struggle does not stop there.

  • Candido and Diego Osorio

    They called us crazy. They told us, no, it is all lies. Who was fooled?

  • Todd Wolfson

    They operate with hubris, right? They’re the elite and think the world is their playground to do as they will. And so they don’t think that undocumented folks from New Brunswick can challenge their will.

  • Jennifer Garcia

    I remember asking: what’s going on? They were talking about the hospital and Rutgers’ new project, and that [Lincoln Annex] students will have to go to the warehouse school. I told them that was where I went to school for a couple of years. I thought it was abandoned. I was surprised.

  • Charlie Kratovil

    We were going to hit all the government meetings—they knew that this was going to require a dozen or two dozen different public meetings, and they’ve got the county involved, and they’ve got Rutgers involved. So it was going to create a ton of opportunities for people to speak. And then, bam, COVID.

  • Lilia Fernandez

    A really important strategy was educating the public and making people aware of the millions of dollars at stake here and who these big operators were. One of the flyers that we put together based on Juan’s research was the salaries of all the hospital and Cancer Center executives. These are guys making two, three,…