Thursday, January 26, 2023

Tag: worker rights

Union declares victory as Kellogg’s strike ends with pay raise, moratorium...

“From picket line to picket line, Kellogg’s union members stood strong and undeterred in this fight, inspiring generations of workers across the globe.”

Democratic legislators send scathing letter to Amazon inquiring about employee deaths

“Amazon has proven time and time again that it views workers as disposable means to achieving greater profits.”

‘Striketober’ in full swing as nearly 100,000 workers authorize work stoppages

“You might say workers have declared a national general strike until they get better pay and improved working conditions,” said former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

10 charts on the state of U.S. workers on the 2nd...

While workers are continuing to struggle under Covid, corporate lobbyists are converging on Capitol Hill to block proposed pro-labor reforms.

Labor rights advocates’ Fight for $15 has helped millions of workers

“The success of the movement for higher wages... only reaffirms how far out of step lawmakers in Congress are from their constituents, as they continue to refuse to raise the federal minimum wage.”

This 1916 experiment made workers wealthy

Robert Reich makes the case for bringing back the old practice of corporations sharing profits with their workers.

Worker power

Together, you can change the rules, and build a world where workers have real power.

Imagine a world where workers have power

Robert Reich breaks down the political choices that have systematically dismantled worker power over the past 40 years — and how we can build a world where workers have a real voice again.

Shoplifting is big news; stealing millions from workers is not

The shoplifting video is supposed to represent multiple examples of retail theft, but the wage theft settlement is also one example of a widespread issue.

Why the PRO Act is critical

The PRO Act alone won’t end economic inequality or return prosperity and opportunity to America’s working families. But passage of the PRO Act would help.

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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.

Today’s jaw-dropping quandary: High awareness yet low clout to fix badly-broken systems

The more that reason serves as bedrock,/ The more we’re vexed by lethal gridlock. 

Biden 2024 decision pits the party’s elites against most Democrats

Biden’s decision on whether to run again should be seen as much more than just a matter of personal prerogative.

Who will speak up for my child, the drag queen?

I will be equally proud of my country when enough of us stand up strongly for the right to, and value of, gender fluidity.

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.