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 [...]

Staff Refuse To Enter Unsafe School Building

By District 75 P352X Special Education Staff, Popular Resistance. -

Bronx, NY - The special education staff of P352X, composed of five different sites (buildings), will be coordinating a refusal to enter unsafe buildings. We have not received inspection reports [...]

Campus Workers Sue UNC System Over Unsafe Working Conditions

By Kate Murphy, The News and Observer. -

North Carolina university employees are suing the UNC System, saying working conditions are unsafe as tens of thousands of students return to campuses during the coronavirus [...]

Meatpacking Workers Continue To Struggle During The Pandemic

By Connor Goodwin, American Prospect. -

Five thousand plant workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nebraska, representing nearly 20 percent of cases statewide, and at least 21 of those workers have died. Plants predominantly [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

Brute Force Approach To Reopen Benefits Reckless CEOs, Endangers Workers

By Sarah Anderson, Inequality.org. -

In late April, poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride transferred Maria Hernandez from her usual job to another department at its plant in Lufkin, Texas. Her sons say Hernandez’s bosses didn’t give [...]

Larry Brilliant On How Well We Are Fighting COVID-19

By Steven Levy, Wired. -

It seems like a century ago that I first interviewed Larry Brilliant about the novel coronavirus. But it’s been just a little over three months since I spoke to then-75-year-old Brilliant, an [...]

Texas Teachers Union May Strike Over Lack Of COVID-19 Precautions

By Jeff Rouner, RA News. -

The president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers says that going on strike is an option if teachers are forced back into the classroom this fall without proper precautions [...]

Nurse Strike Wave Grows

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

As the country undergoes a severe surge of COVID cases, many hospitals are still short of PPE. Nurses across the country went on strike this week demanding these vital protections.  This week, [...]

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 [...]

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