NOLA Garbage Workers Form Union To Fightback

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

“We are digging in for a long fight,” says New Orleans striking sanitation worker Jonathan Edwards late on Thursday night about being fired in early May by People Ready, a contractor of New [...]

Video Captures Poor Conditions At Plant Where Prisoners Are Sent To Work

By Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal. -

Kia Jones says her brother would stop working at Louisiana’s meatpacking facilities if he could. Earlier this month, Jones’s brother sent her a video from the poultry plant where he’s working—and [...]

Caravan Supports Workers And Fights U.S. Postal Service Privatization

By Martha Alston, Peoples World. -

On Thursday, May 21, 80 cars lined up, in front of the Main Post Office in downtown Detroit, to thank Postal Workers, and to insist that the Post Office not be privatized. For over an hour, [...]

The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows That Capitalism Fails Workers

By the editors, Strike Wave. -

The past month has seen unimaginable suffering among American workers—suffering caused by the enormous callousness of bosses, a tyrannical White House, and a society designed to fail those who [...]

Capitalism Vs. Safety, Health: An Old Story Again

By Richard D. Wolff,  Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

The US president recently ordered meatpacking employees back into workplaces plagued by coronavirus. He did not order employers to make their slaughterhouses safe. GOP-proposed legislation [...]

Life After COVID-19: Decommodify Work, Democratize The Workplace

By Isabelle Ferreras, Julie Battilana, and Dominique Méda et al., The Wire. -

More than 3,000 researchers from 600 universities around the world have issued an urgent call to heed the lessons of the COVID-19 crisis and rewrite the rules of our economic systems in order to [...]

Employers Are Behind The Rush To Reopen

By Chris Brooks, LaborNotes. -

The federal government squandered the time the states spent in lockdown. We still face a national shortage of COVID-19 test kits and PPE and there is no nationwide testing or contact tracing [...]

McDonald’s Workers Across The US Strike To Protest Coronavirus Working Conditions

Hundreds of McDonald’s workers in the US are protesting unsatisfactory working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, with some quitting and others decrying the risk they say they’re being [...]

University Leading COVID Response Leaves Black Workers Behind

By Jaisal Noor, Truthout. -

On May Day, food service workers led a socially distanced protest at the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, taking part in the international day of action to defend [...]

Payday Report: Strikes Spread And Union Organizing Grows

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

The strikes in the Yakima Valley of Washington State continue to grow. Workers are already on strike at 7 major sites, and now they’re expected to strike on at least 6 more major sites this [...]

As Corporations Adapt To A COVID-19 Economy, The Working-Class Prepares For A Paradigm Shift

By Raul Diego, Mintpress News. -

For the vast majority of us, the move to a completely digital economy represents an even more unfair deal than we already have as low-level participants in a billionaires’ economy. When Elon Musk [...]

Drive To Reopen Auto Plants Threatens Thousands Of Lives

By Shannon Jones, WSWS. -

“I think the bottom line is the politicians and companies don’t care and made a decision to get auto manufacturing going again. While the union is just playing their part and preaching safety [...]

COVID-19 Strike Wave Enters Third Month

By Martha Grevatt, Worker's World. -

Workers at 50 locations across Florida struck McDonald’s, Starbucks, and other fast-food restaurants on May 6. What united them was the failure of these multibillion-dollar enterprises to correct [...]

Children Protest For Their Parents At The Smithfield Foods Meat Factory

By Taylor Trujillo, KLKN TV. -

Saturday in Crete was the second round of drive–by protests against the lack of COVID–19 safety conditions at Smithfield Foods. Protestors were seen donning signs down main street with sayings [...]

Mass Unemployment Is A Failure Of Capitalism

By Richard D. Wolff, Popular Resistance. -

The difficulties caused to workers by record unemployment during the pandemic are a product of capitalism. Most of the time, employers decide to hire or fire workers depending on which choice [...]