Biden Has Abandoned His Covid Worker Safety Pledge

By Christopher D. Cook, In These Times. -

Until she got her first Pfizer shot on July 16, Cindy Cervantes toiled in the Seaboard Foods pork processing plant in Guymon, Oklahoma for most of the pandemic without a vaccine — working [...]

As Meatpackers Stoked Fears Of A Shortage, Exports Increased

By Madison McVan, In These Times. -

Last year, as the meatpacking industry’s frontline workers were infected with Covid-19 and the industry pushed claims of a meat shortage, companies in the U.S. exported more than $22 billion in [...]

Hunts Point Produce Workers Continue Their Strike

By David Cruz, Gothamist.com. -

Bronx, New York - Essential workers who distribute 60% of the city's fruits and vegetables to supermarkets and restaurants have entered day three of a work strike—the first in 35 years–at Hunts [...]

Warehouse Workers ‘March On The Boss’ Of Verizon In Memphis

By Anjali Cadambi and Dean Pearce, Popular Resistance -

Warehouse workers at XPO Logistics’ Verizon facility “marched on the boss” on October 1 in a marked escalation following months of worker complaints and legal filings over abuse, joined by [...]

Newsletter: Time For Boldness, Clarity & Assertiveness

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. In this moment, the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice needs be bold, clear and assertive in putting forth an [...]

Business Associations Urge No Lame Duck Vote On TPP

By Coalition for a Prosperous America and American Sustainable Business Council, -

By Coalition for a Prosperous America and American Sustainable Business Council. Washington ~ The Coalition for a Prosperous American (CPA) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) [...]

Workers Protest Sexual Harassment In More Than 30 States

By RT, www.rt.com -

By RT. Female workers at McDonald’s are sick of being treated like meat. They are accusing the Golden Arches of not protecting employees against sexual harassment. Backed by the minimum wage [...]

Labor’s Neoliberal Caucus: Work With Corporations, Don’t Fight Them

By Warren Heyman & Andrew Tillett-Saks, www.jacobinmag.com -

By Warren Heyman & Andrew Tillett-Saks for Jacobin. Democrats have historically been the grudging partners of the labor movement, the more willing of the two major political parties to make [...]

Most Charter Schools Are Public In Name Only

By Steven Singer, www.gadflyonthewallblog.com -

By Steven Singer in Gadfly on the Wall Blog. As a public school teacher, I can never recall being at a training where charter operators taught us how to do things better with these time-tested [...]

Fast-Food Workers Plan Wave Of Strikes For 2016 Primaries

By Giovanna Vitale and Jack Temple, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Giovanna Vitale and Jack Temple for #FightFor15. Fast-food workers announced Friday that an unprecedented wave of strikes and actions calling for $15 and union rights will hit this primary [...]

Supreme Court Appears Ready To Bankrupt Public-Employee Unions

By Dave Johnson, www.ourfuture.org -

By Dave Johnson for Campaign for America's Future - After a decades-long effort to place ideologically committed “movement” members in the judicial branch of government, funded by extremely [...]

National Labor Board Takes McDonald’s To Court

By Ned Resnikoff, www.america.aljazeera.com -

By Ned Resnikoff for Aljazeera - Current and former McDonald’s workers who accuse the fast-food giant of illegal union-busting will get their day in court on Monday, when an administrative law [...]

Cafeteria Union Workers Demand Restaurant Employees Get Better Pay

By Clark Mindock, www.ibtimes.com -

By Clark Mindock of IBTimes - U.S. Senate aides brown-bagged their lunches this week in support of cafeteria workers on Capitol Hill hoping to unionize. The aides were aligning themselves with a [...]

Beware Of Companies Whose Names End In Yze

By David F. Ruccio, www.anticap.wordpress.com -

By David F. Ruccio in Anticap.wordpress.com. Finance is adopting sophisticated analytics to ensure business performance from high-dollar employees. Cambridge neuroscientist and former Goldman [...]

Uber’s Attempts To Silence Drivers May Have Backfired

By Clark Taylor, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Clark Taylor in In These Times. Much has been made over how Uber, the car service that enables users to hail a car within minutes of pressing a few keys on their smartphones, is jumpstarting [...]

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