Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tag: labor unions

New York Times Strike: From reporters to rabble-rousers

Workers at the “newspaper of record” stopped working to demand better pay and labor rights—but only for a day. What would happen if they actually flexed their power?

On Black Friday, Amazon workers in 40+ countries strike and protest...

"We have to make Amazon pay all its workers a decent wage in dignified workplaces and for its environmental damage."

We need to elect more leaders from the labor movement into...

Electing more union members to councils and mayoral posts will help to combat right-wing attacks on workers and hold local government accountable to the ordinary people it’s intended to serve.

Bringing workers’ rights into a Constitution? An innovative state ballot proposal...

A Nov. 8 referendum will give Illinois voters the opportunity to enact a “Workers’ Rights Amendment” to the state constitution.

How unions are combating domestic violence

Dozens of unions in the United States and Canada with contract language providing domestic violence survivors with the resources crucial to breaking free of their abusers.

What’s going on in Buffalo these days can be inspiring—and plenty...

Starbucks workers in Buffalo have delivered America’s oligarchs an unexpectedly solid blow.

How trade union workers are joining to support Ukraine

Since Putin’s unprovoked attack, working people around the world rallied around Ukraine.

Why American workers need the National Labor Relations Board to return...

The demand for representation, increasing even before COVID-19, soared during the pandemic as Americans saw how unions helped their members.

How employers punish workers for forming unions

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would better protect workers from illegal bullying and retaliation during the organizing process.

Envision or perish—why we must start imagining the world we want...

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

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US follows Germany’s lead to send battle tanks to Ukraine

The U.S. agreed to send 31 tanks, and Germany agreed to 14.
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The one thing that would make elections better for everyone 

Ranked choice voting makes elections less painful, less expensive, and can help make our government more inclusive and responsive to what people actually want.

What can the United States bring to the peace table for Ukraine?

The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.

Why union workers are a first line of defense to protect Social Security

Is the Republican plan to move the goalposts on those already paying into Social Security going to force younger Americans to work themselves into the grave?

Simply PFAS: Lawsuit claims ‘all natural’ orange juice brand contains toxic forever chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.