Hundreds of marchers surged through this city's financial district Sept. 29, demanding that the nation's banking giants stop home foreclosures and other practices that gouge ordinary people.
When the first economic meltdown hit in 2008, speculation and sub-prime loan debt were to blame. Now, with $900 billion in student loans, Americans are beginning to ask the question, is the student debt crisis next?
The New Bottom Line campaign turned up the heat on the big banks responsible for billions of dollars in mortgage fraud.
BOA made $10 billion in profits last year. However, they paid nothing in taxes.
The UAW's Miguel Foster called the area's foreclosure epidemic an "economic and human catastrophe" that is affecting many of his union's members.
The foreclosure crisis which continues to ravage communities across the country is also harming working people in New York City, even though 64% of the city's 8 million residents live in rental apartments.
"We are all making sacrifices. But what are the banks doing?"
100 protesters rallied in front of Bank of America here on Tax Day to single out that bank for enjoying huge profits while paying little or no taxes.
The banking industry showed its callous disregard for working families when J.P. Morgan Chase foreclosed on and overcharged thousands of troops on active duty.
According to a federal panel, "reckless" banks and faulty regulators were the chief source of the recent crisis.