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1.  The Amazon Union Success Shows Why the Left Needs to Focus on Labor  

2022-04-15


Jacobin Magazine
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Outside the offices of the National Labor Relations Board in Brooklyn, the fists of the leaders of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) were raised in celebration. Amazon, the United States’ second-largest private employer, had finally seen the establishment of its first-ever American union in its twenty-seve...

3.  Now More than Ever, the Working Class Needs Independent, Democratic Unions - Left Voice  

2022-09-22


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Recently, discussions about unionization have become a national conversation. New workplaces are unionizing and the question of how to ensure their democratic functioning is the order of the day. Via @IndLeftNews.

4.  As green jobs boom, the Green Workers Alliance wants to make sure workers are paid fairly  

2022-09-05


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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More than 3 million people work in clean energy, but wages and labor standards vary greatly. The post As green jobs boom, the Green Workers Alliance wants to make sure workers are paid fairly appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

5.  Pilot Murder-Suicides Account For Growing Share Of Airline Crashes  

2022-06-14


ZeroHedge News
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Pilot Murder-Suicides Account For Growing Share Of Airline Crashes As if there weren't enough to worry about these days, a new report from Bloomberg spotlights a persistently-lurking risk to air travelers: suicidal airline pilots.  That peril was underscored by the March crash of a China Eastern Airline...

6.  Wage Theft: American Businesses Steal Millions from Workers Every Year  

2022-02-16


Project Censored
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Thousands of US companies illegally underpay workers and are seldom subject to punishment for doing so, Alexia Fernández Campbell and Joe Yerardi reported for the Center for Public Integrity in… The post Wage Theft: American Businesses Steal Millions from Workers Every Year appeared first on Projec...

7.  Amy’s Kitchen workers speak up about workplace injuries, mistreatment, and union busting  

2022-02-10


The Real News Network
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Workers who produce the organic, vegetarian meals for Amy’s Kitchen, which can be found in most frozen-food aisles, “allege unrelenting managers, poor working conditions and demanding production mandates.”

8.  Labor Win in Mexico Augurs Greater Equality for Workers on Both Sides of the Border  

2022-02-06


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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The importance of the workers' struggle at a General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico has been likened to the “sit-down strike” of GM workers in Flint in the 1930s.

9.  Why young workers are driving a wave of unionization  

2022-02-05


NationofChange
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Increasing numbers of millennials and zoomers in the public sector, tech field, gig economy, nonprofit community, education and other sectors also view collective action as the path to a brighter future.

10.  Rail Unions Are Bargaining Over A Good Job Made Miserable  

2022-02-03


Popular Resistance
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Contract negotiations covering 115,000 rail workers in the U.S. are expected to heat up in 2022. Workers are seething over the impact of extreme cost-cutting measures. Rail unions are escalating through the slow steps of negotiations under the Railway Labor Act—toward a resolution, a strike, or a lockout. Rai...

11.  Shocker: Workers Score Rare Win Over Wall Street  

2022-01-26


The Daily Poster
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The Supreme Court rules that retirees can sue employers for helping investment firms rip them off with high-fees and poor performance.

12.  Striking Massachusetts Nurses Outwait Corporate Giant Tenet  

2022-01-26


Popular Resistance
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Last year’s longest-running strike came to an end in early January when nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, overwhelmingly voted to ratify their new contract and return to work. Seven hundred nurses had walked out over dangerous staffing conditions last March—ten months ago. (Se...

13.  The US jobs report was a warning sign – even before the Omicron surge | Robert Reich  

2022-01-09


The Guardian
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The Fed wants to raise interest rates and coronavirus support programs are ending. Millions of families stand to sufferFriday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor was a warning sign about the US economy. It should cause widespread concern about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates to contro...

14.  Republic Services mobilizes scab labor against striking workers  

2022-01-08


World Socialist Web Site
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Striking sanitation workers in San Diego County voted to reject a management offer, defying the company’s threat to bring in strikebreakers.

15.  Colorado governor reduces sentence of truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos to 10 years, while workers continue to call for his freedom  

2021-12-31


World Socialist Web Site
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Within hours of the clemency announcement, workers took to social media to denounce the sentence as “too long” and are calling for his freedom.

16.  CDC Sides with Bosses Against Workers, Shortens Quarantine Time  

2021-12-28


Left Voice
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CDC recommends shorter isolation times for people with COVID-19 despite increase in cases. The post CDC Sides with Bosses Against Workers, Shortens Quarantine Time appeared first on Left Voice.

17.  More workers died of COVID-19 at one Michigan auto plant than all of China in 2021  

2021-12-28


World Socialist Web Site
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Xavier Anderson, a worker at Stellantis’ Sterling Stamping Plant north of Detroit, is the fifth to die from COVID-19 at the plant.

19.  Graduate Workers Win Union In Card Count  

2021-12-26


Popular Resistance
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It’s official: graduate student workers at the University of New Mexico have the right to demand school officials come to the bargaining table. New Mexico’s statewide labor board counted 887 cards signed by UNM graduate students expressing their wishes to join United Graduate Workers (UGW-UE). That represent...

20.  Retail Workers Are Organizing for Safety and Dignified Pay Amid Holiday Rush  

2021-12-24


Truth Out
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Confronted with understaffing, maskless customers and ruthless bosses, retail workers are organizing and speaking out.

21.  US farms made $200m via human smuggling and labor trafficking operation  

2021-12-25


The Guardian
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Two dozen conspirators forced workers to pay fees for travel and housing while forcing them to work for little to no payIn June 2021, a farm worker from Mexico who requested to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, was transported through a trafficking network from Monterey, Mexico to work on farm...

22.  Record-High 81 Jurisdictions Set to Raise Minimum Wages in 2022: Report  

2021-12-20


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“Underpaid workers, especially Black and brown workers, have been mobilizing to demand higher wages, safer workplace conditions, and dignified jobs—and they're succeeding.”

23.  Yearly Wages of Most US Workers Grew Just 28% Since 1979 But 'Skyrocketed' for Top 0.1%  

2021-12-13


Common Dreams
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The inequality, said two experts, “reaffirms the need to place generating robust wage growth for the vast majority and rebuilding worker power at the center of economic policymaking.”

24.  DHL Is Keeping Pace With The Holiday Rush By Adding 1,500 New Robots  

2021-12-12


ZeroHedge News
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DHL Is Keeping Pace With The Holiday Rush By Adding 1,500 New Robots The holiday season is helping shipping company DHL usher in automation quicker than it ever has. The shipping and supply chain giant has been “rushing” to add automation heading into this holiday season, according to a new report fro...

25.  At a Time of Crisis in the Supply Chain, Workers Have Enormous Power  

2021-12-08


Jacobin Magazine
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A global spectacle unfolded in March when the giant container ship Ever Given, bound for Rotterdam from Malaysia, got stuck in the Suez Canal for six days, stopping 150 ships in one day and backing up shipping traffic at an estimated cost of $1 billion (£750 million). But the Ever Given snafu was n...

26.  CEO of US mortgage company fires 900 employees on a Zoom call – video  

2021-12-06


The Guardian
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The chief executive of a US mortgage company has drawn criticism after he reportedly fired 900 employees on a Zoom call. 'I come to you with not great news,' Vishal Garg, CEO of Better.com, is heard saying at the beginning of the video call made on Wednesday last week. Footage of the call was widel...

28.  Health care unions call off Kaiser strike, announce four-year agreement with real wage cuts  

2021-11-14


World Socialist Web Site
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Saturday’s move is the latest betrayal by the unions in the United States, which are working to sabotage a growing movement by workers against wage stagnation and unsafe working conditions.

29.  John Deere Workers Hold The Line And Vote Down Second Contract Offer  

2021-11-03


Popular Resistance
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Striking John Deere employees rejected a second contract offer on Tuesday. After decades of austerity contracts with cuts to pensions, healthcare, and wages, workers at the farm equipment manufacturer — members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) — are standing up and demanding more, just as the t-shirt...

30.  Fatal Film Set Shooting Followed Outcry by Union Crew Members Over Safety Protocols  

2021-10-23


Common Dreams
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“When union members walk off a set about safety concerns, maybe 'hiring scabs' isn’t the solution you think it is.”

31.  Cinematographer’s Death by Prop Gun Is Not Just a Tragedy. It’s a Labor Issue.  

2021-10-23


Truth Out
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Halyna Hutchins died because Hollywood bosses failed to ensure safe labor conditions for TV and film workers.

32.  Its not a worker shortage, it is a benefits shortage.  

2021-10-13


Robert Reich
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Corporate America wants to frame this as a “labor shortage.” Wrong. What’s really going on is more accurately described as a living-wage shortage..

33.  Letter from a New York City teacher opposing the union-backed reopening of schools  

2021-07-28


World Socialist Web Site
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A New York City teacher wrote to the WSWS to speak out against the dangerous school reopening plans of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio this September, which is being implemented with the connivance of the United Federation of Teachers.

34.  Americans are more pro-union – and anti-big business – than at any time in decades  

2021-05-13


The Guardian
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Today, public feeling toward labor is more positive, and public feeling toward big business more negative, than at any time in five decades.

35.  Calculating Average Income Per Worker in a Unionized America  

2021-05-12


Real Progressives
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US GDP is $83.7462 trillion. that makes GPD per citizen $252,666, but most of that goes to the 1%, Back in the union days workers received a much higer percentage of their production. By @PhelanJourno

36.  Minnesota Workers Took on the National Guard to Defend Black Lives — We Need More Solidarity Like That  

2021-04-24


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During protests against Daunte Wright’s murder, union members evicted the Minnesota National Guard from their union building. It was a glimpse of the power our unions have to stand in solidarity with Black struggle. 

37.  Workers describe UAW-management cover-up of coronavirus outbreak at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant  

2021-04-21


World Socialist Web Site
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Great personal stories of just how bad conditions are in the auto plants. And where is the UAW in all of this?

38.  Whistle-blowing auto parts worker says he was harassed, victimized after exposing safety issues on line producing airbags for Ford  

2021-04-22


World Socialist Web Site
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these first person accounts are really quite unbelievable to someone like me who has no experience with this part of American life.

39.  Workers at Continental in Hesse, Germany carry out 24-hour strike  

2021-04-19


World Socialist Web Site
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Continental intends to wipe out 30,000 jobs worldwide and close a series of factories, part of a plan for saving €1 billion by 2023.

40.  Chicago Public Schools, teachers union reopen high schools in spite of growth of deadly new COVID-19 variant  

2021-04-19


World Socialist Web Site
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The outcome of the vote reflects teachers' knowledge that the CTU, which rammed through the reopening of elementary and middle schools last February, will do nothing to organize a struggle.

41.  Canada’s governments refuse to protect workers’ lives as pandemic’s third wave surges  

2021-04-19


World Socialist Web Site
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By prioritizing corporate profits over workers’ lives, the federal Liberal and Ontario Conservative governments are ensuring that the virus and its new and more lethal variants will continue to run rampant.

42.  Robots Are Coming for Millions of Blue-Collar Jobs  

2021-03-17


Common Dreams
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Not a very exciting article, but it is really important that people know what is coming.

43.  Big Companies Ask Regulators To Help Quash Paid Sick Leave Initiatives  

2021-02-25


The Daily Poster
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Walmart, McDonald’s, and other name-brand corporations are trying to block their shareholders from voting to make worker protections permanent.