New Report: ‘Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health’

By the Institute for Policy Studies. -

Washington, DC - Essential workers went underpaid, unsupported and forced to risk their health at corporations owned or operated by billionaires, even as the total wealth of America’s [...]

Close All Nonessential Workplaces

By Andre Damon, WSWS. -

The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is surging out of control. The worst-case warnings of public health experts have come true. A quarter-million people are now dead. Over the past [...]

UAW Workers At Johnson Controls On Strike

By Teresa Boeckel, York Daily Record. -

Dozens of union workers at the Johnson Controls facility in Hopewell Township have been on strike since late September, seeking an increase in pay and flexibility with using vacation time. On [...]

Shipt Workers Demand Better Pay, Treatment

By Connor Sheets, AL.com. -

Alabama - More than 20 Shipt workers demonstrated in front of the grocery delivery company’s headquarters in downtown Birmingham Sunday afternoon. They were there to protest Shipt policies that [...]

Shipt Workers Organize Targeted Protest Over Pay Model

By Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill. -

Shipt workers, frustrated with the delivery company’s shift to a new, less transparent pay model, are set to strike this weekend before staging protests at both Shipt and Target’s corporate [...]

During COVID-19, The Risk To Health Care Workers Has Never Been Greater

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality. -

If you happen to provide health care services to actual Covid-19 patients — as a nurse or a doctor, an orderly or a physician’s assistant — this has been the year from hell. Amid the worst [...]

School Bus Drivers Lead Protest To Safely Reopen Los Angeles Schools

By Omar Younis, Reuters. -

School bus drivers from the second largest school district in the United States led a noisy protest caravan through downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, demanding federal and state funding to help [...]

“A Lot Of People Really Don’t Think We Should Be Working Right Now”

By James Tatsch, WSWS. -

Last week saw the highest number of new recorded cases for the Kansas City metro area since the start of the pandemic. The ever-increasing level of confirmed cases takes place as infection levels [...]

Work In The Time Of COVID-19

By Rebecca Gordon, Tom Dispatch. -

In two weeks, my partner and I were supposed to leave San Francisco for Reno, Nevada, where we’d be spending the next three months focused on the 2020 presidential election. As we did in 2018, [...]

Amazon Workers Blocked Delivery Trucks For Hours

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, Vice. -

Amazon warehouse workers shut down deliveries at an Amazon Distribution Center in the San Francisco Bay Area for several hours on Saturday, demanding the company implement more safety measures to [...]

Parents Stand With Educators On Safety Before Reopening Schools

By Brenda Álvarez, NEA Today. -

Many parents nationwide are questioning whether it’s safe to send their kids back to a brick and mortar school this fall. With varied life circumstances, and different districts and schools [...]

As COVID-19 Surges, Farmworkers Are Paying A High Price

By Evelyn Nieves, Inside Climate News. -

Every day, California farmworkers worry that the pandemic plowing through agricultural hubs will catch them and kill them. They also worry that not working will kill them. The collapse of food [...]

Activists Camp At State House For Giving Undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses

By Lucas Phillips, Boston Globe. -

Two groups urging state legislators to include a provision that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses have been encamped outside the State House gates since Friday [...]

Black Immigrants On The Front Lines Of COVID-19

By Jeremy Robbins, New American Economy. -

As the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Black immigrants -- immigrants who identify as Black regardless of country or region of birth -- are playing an important role on the [...]

When Workers At Barnes & Noble Got Sick, We Organized And Won

By Elsa Rodriguez Flores, Waging Nonviolence. -

I have been working the night shift at a Barnes & Noble warehouse in Monroe, New Jersey for the past 16 years. For decades I have witnessed abuses at my workplace, but the COVID-19 crisis spurred [...]

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