Decades of industrial decline left America unprepared for the pandemic. COVID-19 simply caught America flat-footed.
"They've done more things to hurt workers than they have to help them," Richard Trumka said of the Trump administration.
"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."
"General Motors' decision to gut its workforce epitomizes the bad corporate behavior Republicans in Congress have incentivized for generations."
"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."
The Teamsters is one of the labor unions taking a stand to protect TPS holders with the message that immigrant rights are worker rights.
Erik Loomis’ "A History of America in Ten Strikes" is a powerful reminder of the need for worker militancy.
Long-lasting change, especially under the Trump administration, will require mass mobilization, publicity, workplace action, and an unwavering commitment to due process for all immigrants, regardless of past criminal backgrounds who also are entitled to due process.