Friday, July 3, 2020

Tag: workers rights

Americans have been bilked out of billions during the pandemic from...

Unless America addresses runaway income inequality and begins protecting the most vulnerable in society, the next pandemic will hit the nation even harder.

How COVID-19 showed America’s dependence on blue-collar workers

These workers are the lifeblood of the nation. They step up every day and keep America running—even during a pandemic.

Coronavirus prevention that works for working people

Now is the time to put the basic foundation in place that will make us all safer and more secure in good times, and more resilient when disaster strikes.

Philadelphia domestic workers win a new bill of rights

"I deserve to be respected at my workplace - which is others' home - and to receive the same rights and protections that other workers receive."

Striking UAW member: We’ll strike “as long as it takes” to...

Workers are seeking higher pay, protection of their healthcare benefits, greater job security and a commitment from GM to build more cars and parts in the United States.

Lend a hand: Here’s a list of General Motors picket lines

Strikers are making a stand for equality for temps and second-tier workers.

Don’t subsidize companies that silence workers

When workers can’t organize or speak out, their lives — and ours — may be at risk.

Workers need more rights and economic democracy

It is time to correct the decades of diminishing worker rights and shrinking unions as well as low-pay.

Severance pay: Corporate obligation to long-term workers

There is a new push, at both the state and federal levels, to provide U.S. workers with many of the benefits that workers in other countries have long taken for granted.

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.

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The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits...

“The Postal Service's $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate.”

Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.

Future US presidents must not be allowed to manage any type of pandemic

We can’t keep doing things “the old way’, especially when they don’t work. It’s time to make this critically important change.

Medicare for All over militarism

Although it doesn’t seem to interest most American voters, militarism is now as much of a domestic as it is a foreign policy issue.