Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tag: labor

Trump takes on General Motors (and guess who wins?)

If Trump were serious about his aims, he’d try to reduce the chokehold of Wall Street investors on American corporations while strengthening the hand of American labor unions.

Labor’s challenge to the new Democrats in Congress

Far too many so-called representatives of the people forget the working men and women who volunteered their valuable time to canvass and call and convince for them.

Disneyland Resort raises minimum wage to $15 for thousands of more...

The resort, located in Anaheim, California, and hotel cast members from United Here! Local 11 "ratified a five-year term" increasing the minimum wage to $15 effective January 2019.

Why labor is holding its applause for Michigan’s latest ‘workers’ rights’...

Even as they passed the measures, lawmakers made it clear that they did so not to enshrine them in law, but to create an opportunity to water them down later.

Who wants to join a union? A growing number of Americans

Unions and these new forms of advocacy can’t get workers the voice they expect on their jobs until U.S. labor laws become stronger.

Trump betrays workers – again and again and again

Despite all the posturing, this is an administration and Congress beholden to deep-pocket donors and entrenched corporate interests, that is acting relentlessly and systematically to undermine working people.

Exposed: Undercover reporter at Amazon warehouse found abusive conditions & no...

Journalist James Bloodworth spent a month working undercover as a “picker” in an Amazon order fulfillment center and unveils abusive conditions.

New report outlines Trump’s actual work agenda: ‘Drop dead’

"Trump has betrayed America's workforce, sacrificing lives at the altar of industry profits."

Unpaid: Inside the ‘lawless jungle’ of worker exploitation after Hurricane Harvey

The amount of money not paid to workers after Hurricane Harvey is unknown.

National prison strike begins: Prisoners in 17 states demand end to...

Prisoners in at least 17 states are expected to participate in the coordinated sit-ins, hunger strikes, work stoppages and commissary boycotts from today until Sept. 9.

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In a major win for the environment, world’s largest bank says goodbye to fossil...

The bank's decision to end all financing of oil, gas, and coal projects after 2021 will make it the first multilateral lender to rule out financing for projects that contribute to the climate crisis.

Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

America’s arms sales addiction

The 50-year history of U.S. dominance of the Middle Eastern arms trade.