Monday, May 17, 2021

Tag: labor

Pandemic, wildfires & heat Wave: Undocumented farm workers face ‘triple threat’...

“Farmworkers have continued to work during this whole time, despite fears of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace, despite fears of getting heat stress while they’re at work, and now despite fears of the dangers that wildfire smoke brings.”

How America continues to fail the health care workers battling the...

For too many Americans, health care workers are out of sight, out of mind.

Why a strengthened labor movement is essential to fixing America’s unjust...

Only by exercising collective power will more Americans put themselves on the path to financial stability—and help the nation emerge from the COVID-19 crisis stronger than before.

How Mitch McConnell’s callous indifference puts ordinary Americans’ welfare at risk

As the COVID-19 death toll mounts, McConnell refuses to advocate for ordinary Americans.

NYT acknowledges need for economic change—without crediting those who would bring...

“Remember, news is what the public does not know.”

How Donald Trump’s failures turned Dallas into a COVID-19 hotspot

Yet Trump not only failed to channel existing stimulus funds to hard-hit areas like Dallas but also refused to use his clout to push an acceptable local government aid package through Congress.

How to keep America’s public workers safe as we emerge from...

In a crisis like that, public servants will rely on the public to stand with them in demanding that officials implement aggressive safety plans and provide the other resources that workers need.

Why the George Floyd Protesters are American patriots

For more than 200 years, ordinary Americans have taken to the streets to oppose injustice and improve their lives. That foundational right has been the basis for real change in the nation.

Why new infrastructure is a national imperative

A long-term infrastructure program is now a national imperative, essential to protect Americans from failing bridges and dams, ensure the steady flow of commerce and jump-start an economy hobbled by COVID-19.

Dying to work

Many Americans must return to work because they need the money, but this doesn’t have to be the case.

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Finally, Trumpers build their loyalty test ‘border wall’—only to keep out desperately needed voters

The party’s “rigged” addiction to sabotaging a legitimate election is itself “stealing” away its own leverage.

A Victorian logging company just won a controversial court appeal. Here’s what it means...

The ruling means logging is set to resume, despite the threats it poses to wildlife.
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Video shows mentally ill man’s death in sheriff’s custody

“I don’t want any violence in my city. I want us to view this tape and I want us to learn what we don’t want happening here.”

100,000 march in London to support Palestinian resistance

The protest follows Israeli settlers attempted eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, east Jerusalem, cops’ attacks on Al Aqsa mosque and airstrikes on Gaza.

New HSBC-backed coal plants will contribute to 19,000 deaths annually, new study estimates

Researchers said the total health impacts of the plants could amount to $6.2 billion a year.