FCA Toledo Jeep Workers Support Call For Rank-And-File Safety Committees

By Marcus Day, WSWS. -

Anger is reaching a boiling point as workers continue to fall ill and management and the United Auto Workers union refuse to release information about the extent of COVID-19 cases. “It is [...]

Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear

By Christina Jewett and Shefali Luthra and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News. -

COVID-19 cases were climbing at Michigan’s McLaren Flint hospital. So Roger Liddell, 64, who procured supplies for the hospital, asked for an N95 respirator for his own protection, since his work [...]

Families Of Deceased Workers Sue Tyson Over Outbreak At Meatpacking Plant

By Ryan J. Foley, AP News. -

The families of three workers who died after contracting the coronavirus in an Iowa meat plant outbreak sued Tyson Foods and its top executives Thursday, saying the company knowingly put [...]

Detroit Fiat Chrysler Workers Halt Production For Second Day

By Jessica Goldstein, WSWS. -

Workers continued their courageous production stoppage at the Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit on Friday. Workers on “B crew” entered the plant at 4:30 p.m. and [...]

A Majority Of Workers Are Fearful Of Coronavirus Infections At Work

By Peter Dorman and Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute. -

The majority of workers and roughly 70% of Black and Hispanic workers who are currently working onsite at their workplaces, and not at home, believe they face considerable risks from the [...]

The Right To Refuse Unsafe Work Is More Important Than Ever

By Kathy Wilkes, Portside. -

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on workers. Reports of job hazards grow increasingly dire as several governors and President Trump push past CDC guidelines to "reopen" the economy [...]

Protesting Racism Versus Risking COVID-19

By Bill Chappell, NPR. -

Mass protests that have erupted over police brutality toward black people in America are raising concerns about the risk of spreading the coronavirus. But some health experts, even as they urge [...]

Why The Neoliberal Agenda Is A Failure At Fighting Coronavirus

By Richard D. Wolff, Brave New Europe. -

The utter failure of private capitalism to prepare for the coronavirus should have surprised no one. Private capitalism, as business school graduates repeat, focuses on profit. The “profit [...]

Violence Escalating At Retail Stores Over Wearing Face Masks

By Kate Taylor and Áine Cain, Business Insider. -

Retail workers at chains, including Kroger, Waffle House, and Costco, are increasingly caught in the crossfire when it comes to enforcing store or state policies on personal protective equipment. [...]

Workers Revolt: Workers Fight For Their Lives

By Michelle Chen, In These Times. -

Medina is one of the millions of workers who are stuck with the impossible choice between protecting their health and getting a paycheck. More than 36 million others cannot work at all, laid off [...]

Bending PPE Rules Spells Death For Health Care Workers And Families

By Roberta Wood, People's World. -

Chicago - If he could have worn a fresh N95 mask for every procedure as mandated by the Centers for Disease Control, would surgical technologist Juan Martínez be alive today? It was a tough [...]

Survey Of Nurses Proves Widespread Disregard For Nurse And Patient Safety

By National Nurses United. -

National Nurses United (NNU) released data from its new nationwide survey of nearly 23,000 nurses, revealing that dangerous health care workplace conditions have become the norm since COVID-19 [...]

Imperialism And COVID-19

By David Bush, Spring Mag. -

We are not in this together. The divisions that run through our society going into the COVID-19 crisis have only been heightened. Racialized workers are seeing higher rates of infections and [...]

Essential Sanitary Workers Strike For Hazard Pay And PPE

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout. -

The severe outbreak of COVID-19 in southern Louisiana was the last straw for a group of sanitation workers who pick up trash in eastern New Orleans. Last week, they walked off the job and went on [...]

Farmworkers Are Walking Out To Protest Conditions During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Mai Hoang and Le Talamo, Seattle Times. -

Yakima, Washington - Workers at Columbia Reach Pack and Hansen Fruit and Cold Storage Co. in Yakima walked out Thursday morning to protest their working conditions. They held signs asking [...]

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