Dr. Osterholm’s Warning: COVID Hurricane On The Horizon

By Vincent Emanuele, Counterpunch. -

Twelve months ago, Dr. Michael Osterholm was interviewed on the Joe Rogan Program. At the time, he warned that anywhere from 400,000 to 1.5 million Americans would die of COVID and that the [...]

Higher Education Workers Are Organizing For Their Own Safety

By Brian Wakamo, Inequality.org. -

President Biden included $35 billion in funding for higher education in his American Rescue Plan. If this aid makes it into the final Covid relief law, college and university employees across the [...]

How To Keep On Keeping On

By Ellen David Friedman, Labor Notes. -

Even asking the questions is exhausting. Who’s making the Covid decisions, and why do they change every day? How has the workload doubled? What about the new extremes of micro-management? [...]

New York City Food Delivery People Are Organizing

New York - Yellow taxis have for years been a symbol of the visual landscape of New York. The Empire State Building, the Bull of Wall Street, Central Park, Times Square and the famous Subway, [...]

‘This Strike Is A Fight For Our Lives’

By Jeff Schuhrke, In These Times. -

As a strike wave sweeps the U.S. health­care indus­try amid the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic, 700 front­line work­ers at 11 Chica­go-area nurs­ing homes have been on the pick­et lines since [...]

Nurse Fired During Fight For PPE Now Facing Board Of Nursing Investigation

By We Do The Work, Popular Resistance. -

Cliff Willmeng, the RN employed at Allina Health’s United Hospital in St Paul, Minnesota, who was fired during workplace struggles for frontline safety and patient care, received notification [...]

Demonstrators Deliver 800 ‘Failing Report Cards’ To Iowa Governor

By Andrea May Sahouri, Des Moines Register. -

As confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to increase in Iowa, activists and community members sent Gov. Kim Reynolds nearly a thousand "failing report cards" during a Friday [...]

Nurse Survey Exposes Hospitals’ Failure To Prepare For Covid-19 Surge

By National Nurses United. -

National Nurses United’s new nationwide survey of more than 15,000 registered nurses reveals that 11 months into the pandemic, hospitals are failing to prepare for a surge of Covid-19 cases [...]

Workers At Fargo Warehouse Strike Over Virus Safety Concerns

By Alex Derosier, Inforum. -

Fargo - About 70 employees of a Fargo food distribution business went on strike Wednesday, Nov. 18, calling for resumption of union contract talks and drawing attention to what a union spokesman [...]

Experts Temper Expectations For Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

Public health experts were among those who urged cautious optimism on Monday as pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that the first formal review of its coronavirus vaccine showed the vaccine is [...]

Inmate Sues Prison Over Lack Of COVID19 Precautions

By Nick Muscavage, Central New Jersey. -

Union, NJ - An inmate at the state's only prison for women has filed a lawsuit alleging the state Department of Corrections is failing to take proper precautions against the COVID-19 [...]

With COVID-19 Resurgence, Nurses Speak Out About Unsafe Conditions

By New York State Nurses Association. -

New York, NY— Nurses from Albany Medical Center gathered in front of the hospital to highlight conditions that may threaten nurse and patient safety, as the region prepares for a second surge of [...]

Workers Tried To Blow The Whistle On COVID19 Hazards

By Dave Jamieson, Huff Post. -

As soon as the coronavirus pandemic began, workers across the country flooded federal and state offices with complaints that their employers weren’t protecting them from the health threat. The [...]

Baltimore Teachers Demand ‘Masks, Tests And Plexiglass!’

By Struggle La Lucha. -

On Sept. 30, the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) held a protest and die-in in front of the Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters in Baltimore City. Diana Desierto, BTU member and speech [...]

OSHA Fines Smithfield Foods For ‘Failing To Protect Employees’

By Mackenzie Huber, Argus Leader. -

The Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, which was the epicenter of one of the nation's largest coronavirus hotspots in April, has been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor. The [...]

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