The StreetNet affiliate in USA, Street Vendor Project, in conjunction with another street vendorsí organisation !VAMOS Unidos! are organizing 1000 vendors to demonstrate against $1000 fines levied on street vendors, on 16th February, at the City Hall at 12 p.m.
New York City vendors receive exorbitant fines for minor violations that have nothing to do with health or safety. Violations such as having licence in your pocket instead of on display, having boxes beside your table, being one foot too close to the crosswalk and so on, accumulate to become $1000 each or more. This system puts hardworking vendors out of work.
Their main demands are;
StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.
Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.
The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies