Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tag: workers rights

Getting poorer while working harder: The ‘cliff effect’

In addition to boosting wages, it will take major policy changes, like making child care more universally available and affordable, to offset the skyrocketing costs of living for American workers.

Retail workers nationwide are united for respect

Workers around the country are fighting back, taking creative actions and pushing legislators and pension funds to act.

How New Yorkers stood up to Amazon and won

Queens activists, unions, and political leaders worried about gentrification and opposed the $1.2 billion in tax breaks offered to the retail giant.

How to protect the right to organize

An economy is only as healthy as its workers are empowered.

‘Becoming a green, sustainable society:’ Shorter work weeks is one of...

"This new paper from Autonomy is a thought experiment that should give policymakers, activists and campaigners more ballast to make the case that a Green New Deal is absolutely necessary."

Again, the US is a no-vacation nation

Nearly 1-in-4 Americans receive no paid vacation or holidays.

American workers are not happy

Americans clearly are working harder and longer and better. The solution is to change the system, which is stacked against workers.

‘Shame on Uber:’ Drivers on strike worldwide protesting ‘poverty wages’

"This is an act of solidarity with drivers across the country, and really across the world, who are suffering with poverty wages."

Workers around world mark May Day with marches and rallies demanding...

"A fighting workers' union is the answer" to workplace injustice.

Solidarity at the Stop & Shop

The workers of Stop & Shop only took to the picket lines after months of contract negotiations. They are mainly asking for their company not to cut their pensions or have increases their healthcare costs.

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Bureau of Land Mg’t gives Big Oil permits to drill Chaco Canyon, ignores courts

This ancestral Indigenous land is now a checkerboard of state, federal, private, and Indigenous land.

‘Plasticrust’: A new form of pollution is forming on this Portuguese island

This type of pollution incorporates itself right into the rocky shoreline of the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Victory in Illinois: Coal plant found guilty of polluting groundwater with coal ash

“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake Michigan lakefront.”

Donald Trump is America’s shadow

So we need to celebrate the heroes of freedom and decency.

Former police officer sentenced to prison for excessive force and obstruction

“Officers aren’t only expected to enforce the law in their communities, they are expected to follow it themselves.”