Friday, November 9, 2007

Norwood Tenants Association Has 'Their Day(s) in Court'

The Norwood tenants have been on overdrive since the Summer of no elevator in the face of landlord intimidation tactics. We have already had several hearings for our consolidated tenant petitions, and several tenants have had the chance to speak out about their problems in court. Our next hearing dates are November 13th and 14th, 2007.

On November 30th, 2007, we will have our first hearing in DC Superior Court for the Right to Organize case. As we mentioned earlier this Summer, the landlord served Norwood tenant organizers with papers demanding they quit holding meetings to organize tenants, a clear violation of the DC Tenants Right to Organize Act of 2006.

As a result of these intimidation tactics by the landlord, Norwood Tenant's Association board members, David Fabian and Randy Green, have filed the first lawsuit under the 2006 Tenant Right to Organize Act. The Norwood tenants hope to prove once and for all that tenants have an absolute right to organize and meet in their buildings.

We look forward to updating you about the progress of our lawsuits, and we encourage you to 'stay tuned' to the Norwood!

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