Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: workers rights

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?

How the Build Back Better bill would save workers’ lives

Congress is poised to pass a bill that would help revitalize OSHA and provide the resources needed to protect workers in a growing economy.

Rethinking work—and life

People are rethinking where their story is going and how they can take it in a better direction.

Amazon workers in Alabama get new shot at union after NLRB...

This comes as Amazon workers worldwide from Bangladesh to Germany campaigned on Black Friday for fairer working conditions under the banner, “Make Amazon Pay.”

Wealthy Americans get paid leave. Shouldn’t the rest?

The fight to guarantee paid sick time and family leave faces an uphill battle, but advocates aren’t giving up.

Don’t believe corporate America’s ‘labor shortage’ bullshit. This is an unofficial...

What’s really happening is more accurately described as a living-wage shortage, a hazard pay shortage, a childcare shortage, a paid sick leave shortage, and a health care shortage.

Why America’s health care workers are escalating their fight for fair...

“People are sick and tired, and they’ve had enough, and they’re ready to stand up and fight back.”

10,000 striking John Deere workers demand ‘equitable’ pay & benefits as...

Thousands of workers are on strike at John Deere after the United Auto Workers failed to reach an agreement with the company to improve wages.

Why your Chipotle burrito costs more

Instead of complaining about a so-called “labor shortage,” Republicans ought to be complaining about the shortage of jobs paying a living wage.

Workers matter and government works: Eight lessons from the pandemic

Here are some lessons we’ve learned from it.

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.