Thursday, June 4, 2020

Tag: labor force

‘Becoming a green, sustainable society:’ Shorter work weeks is one of...

"This new paper from Autonomy is a thought experiment that should give policymakers, activists and campaigners more ballast to make the case that a Green New Deal is absolutely necessary."

Again, the US is a no-vacation nation

Nearly 1-in-4 Americans receive no paid vacation or holidays.

American workers are not happy

Americans clearly are working harder and longer and better. The solution is to change the system, which is stacked against workers.

Public workers’ trump card

The larger story is that public workers who lack any formal power to strike – but have the informal power not to work – are becoming a new force in American politics and labor relations.

Federal employees’ union sues Trump administration as 420,000 work without pay...

The American Federation of Government Employees, or AFGE, says it’s illegal for federal workers to be forced to work without pay.

Why domestic workers are fighting like hell to stop Brett Kavanaugh

“Every day, I hear stories of working women just like me, stories full of pain, fear, silence and same.”

Americans work too much already

The Save American Workers Act would do nothing of the sort, but it would force many employees to log more hours.

The Morality of a $15 Minimum

A national movement is growing for a $15 an hour minimum wage rase—workers at fast-food and big-box retail establishments are striking for a raise. So when will corporate America start moving toward this goal?

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American Stonewall: The Cops Have Already Lost

If a politician wants to exercise real leadership, let them proclaim a day of healing where they lead a march of police and protesters together in support of a new era in police relations.

Diabetic Dies in Jail After Police Refuse to Give Him Insulin

Pemiscot County sheriff’s deputies allegedly refused to give Michael Robinson medical treatment until he became too weak to hold up his own head. Robinson later died, prompting an investigation into his time in jail.

Sanders calls on democrats to embrace 8-point plan to end police brutality, protect communities

“We have got to act boldly to eradicate systemic racism and police violence. I am calling for sweeping policy reforms to protect people—particularly communities of color—who have suffered violence for far too long.”
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6 Atlanta cops charged with assaulting college students on video

Two of the officers were immediately fired for use of excessive force.

Organizing the rich or the poor?

Which America will be ours after the pandemic?