Sunday, July 12, 2020

Tag: worker rights

From the sectoral to the local: Re-imagining labor and the left...

While the unintended economic disaster now unfolding throughout the world is unprecedented, the progressive left must heed the lessons of disasters like Katrina, Maria and wars of aggression in places like Iraq to be ready to confront the potentially life and death struggles ahead.

‘Slap in the face’: As Bezos wealth jumps $30 billion amid...

“It just shows how very little regard Amazon has for its overworked employees.”

GE workers demand company rehire laid-off workers to produce ventilators

“At a time when our country is depending on skilled workers to make essential products like ventilators, our members are left wondering why they are facing layoffs instead of having the opportunity to use their skills to help save lives.”

Amazon “profiting from this pandemic” as warehouse workers walk off job...

If Amazon doesn’t do more to protect workers, “they are not only profiting from this pandemic, but they’re helping to perpetuate it.”

Bernie Sanders fights for laid-off worker protections in $2 trillion stimulus...

The bill would massively expand unemployment benefits, providing laid-off workers up to 100% of their salary and health insurance benefits for four months.

New report offers blueprint for a ‘clean slate’ for workers to...

“Democracy at work should be a right, not a fight.”

(Burying) ‘The Salt of the Earth’

The main brunt of this empire's tactics is to instill this 'Dog eat Dog' mentality into we working stiffs.

5 ways to stop corporations from ruining the future of work

We should all be able to steer the direction of technological change and influence how new technologies affect our lives.

To tackle ills of ‘unfettered capitalism,’ Sanders plan would give workers...

Taking aim at the vast inequities produced by America's business-dominated economic system, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday unveiled a far-reaching proposal that would roll...

Have researchers just hit an inequality trifecta?

At racetracks all across America, lucky bettors every so often rake in small fortunes when the horses they pick to finish one,...

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Key US ally indicted for organ trade murder scheme

Is this the final unraveling of the Western narrative of "humanitarian intervention" in Kosovo, and a crack in the "accountability-free zone" of impunity for U.S. and allied war crimes?

‘An absolute outrage’: Sanders rips ‘wealthy tax cheats’ as CBO estimates $381 billion in...

“The richest 1% is responsible for 70% of all unpaid taxes... Congress is leaving hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes uncollected from the wealthy.”

Bee populations are thriving in the UK as human lifestyle changed due to pandemic

This news is definitely something to “bee” happy about and should give us hope that our actions really can make a difference and improve the Earth.

Who for Veep?

The big question for Bernie-ites is who they want for vice-president.

“Thank you for your service”: pardons for war criminals and indifference for those damaged...

I can’t remember who recently said it, but the point has been made that we often call people heroes because it’s easier to sacrifice them when they’re given this honorific and simply move on.