Monday, March 1, 2021

Tag: unions

#DontFundEvil: Google workers form a union to combat workplace concerns

"The future of tech is stronger with the power of a union."

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers prepare for general strike...

Even a work stoppage in certain parts of the country would be historic; the last time a general strike took place in the U.S. was in 1946.

Why rebuilding America’s manufacturing muscle is essential

Decades of industrial decline left America unprepared for the pandemic. COVID-19 simply caught America flat-footed.

“He’s opposed every increase in the minimum wage”: AFL-CIO chief rips...

"They've done more things to hurt workers than they have to help them," Richard Trumka said of the Trump administration.

Workers need more rights and economic democracy

It is time to correct the decades of diminishing worker rights and shrinking unions as well as low-pay.

Sanders vows to ban ‘disastrous’ anti-labor ‘right-to-work’ laws

"We are in a blatant class war in the U.S. and we cannot win unless we as workers unite and unionize. Bernie knows this. And he will fight to make it happen."

Why unions matter to you

It all comes down to the balance of power between business and workers.

‘Corporate greed at its worst:’ After reaping $514 million from GOP...

"General Motors' decision to gut its workforce epitomizes the bad corporate behavior Republicans in Congress have incentivized for generations."

‘We vote, we win!’ under assault by Trump’s GOP and Supreme...

"Things aren't changing for the better like they thought would happen. Real wages are not keeping pace with inflation. We haven't replaced the well-paying manufacturing jobs that we lost."

Unions can protect workers from deportation. This coalition of 3.5 million...

The Teamsters is one of the labor unions taking a stand to protect TPS holders with the message that immigrant rights are worker rights.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."