Saturday, November 26, 2022

Tag: workers rights

On Black Friday, Amazon workers in 40+ countries strike and protest...

"We have to make Amazon pay all its workers a decent wage in dignified workplaces and for its environmental damage."

Bringing workers’ rights into a Constitution? An innovative state ballot proposal...

A Nov. 8 referendum will give Illinois voters the opportunity to enact a “Workers’ Rights Amendment” to the state constitution.

How unions are combating domestic violence

Dozens of unions in the United States and Canada with contract language providing domestic violence survivors with the resources crucial to breaking free of their abusers.

Organizers herald 100th win as Starbucks unionization wave continues

"Howard Schultz and Starbucks are getting creamed in union vote after union vote."

How young workers are unionizing Starbucks

Starbucks Workers United is racking up victorious union votes in one branch after another of the iconic American coffee chain. A young California-based worker-organizer explains why this organizing campaign is different.

If wage growth is driving inflation, why is workers’ share of...

Perhaps some economists can tell a story where rapid wage growth is driving inflation even as the wage share of income is falling, but I’m not that good an economist.

Amazon workers’ astounding win, and how corporate America is trying to...

Let’s hope it marks the beginning of a renewal of worker power in America.

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash panned for new lobby group to fight worker...

"There's nothing about working on an app, or having some flexibility in your work schedule that means people need to forfeit basic workers' rights."

How young workers are being exploited in the COVID-19 economy

As employers increasingly look to prey on adolescents, the teens will need more protection rather than less.

Tornados can kill. So can Amazon’s business model.

Will we continue to tolerate corporate executive ‘risk taking’ that puts only workers at real risk?

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The renewable energy transition is failing

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.

Let’s rename the day after Thanksgiving ‘extinction Friday’

The annual Black Friday ode to commercialism and overconsumption sits at the core of our ongoing destruction of Earth’s ecosystems.

Guinea Pig Nation: How the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reducing government regulations for ‘advanced’...

“Under the direction of Congress, the NRC is developing new regulations to facilitate licensing of experimental reactors."

Biden administration announces largest direct federal investment in transmission and distribution infrastructure

The announcement to dedicate $13 billion in grants to improve transmission and distribution systems will "improve energy resiliency through microgrids, local renewable energy, and energy storage.”

On Black Friday, Amazon workers in 40+ countries strike and protest ‘despicable’ treatment

"We have to make Amazon pay all its workers a decent wage in dignified workplaces and for its environmental damage."