Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Tag: workers rights

The American Worker: Crushed Again by the Overwhelming Power of Corporatism

President Obama and his team of corporate bullies have successfully forced Fast Track legislation for the TPP through Congress and now global corporations rule America. Once again, American workers are being kicked while they’re down.

VIDEO: Step #2: Make Work Family Friendly

"Family-friendly work" is nothing but a pipedream in the richest nation in the world. Yet it shouldn't be a luxury because it's what American workers and their families deserve—a decent life with decent pay.

Making the Economy Work for the Many, Not the Few. Step...

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is the first step to help the economy work for everyone. A powerful movement is already winning new laws in cities and states, and forcing companies to raise wages. Don't you think it's the least a decent society should require?

Letting Deadly Bosses off the Hook

Corporate giants have hatched a scheme to stiff employees hurt or even killed on the job. Now national corporations have launched an initiative to gut our nation’s workers compensation program by allowing companies to opt out of it.

How the New Flexible Economy Is Making Workers’ Lives Hell

Just-in-time scheduling is designed to make customer-driven businesses more nimble and keep costs to a minimum. But while it's part of America's new "flexible economy," it doesn't allow working people to live their lives.

Fight for $15: Tens of Thousands Rally as Labor, Civil Rights...

In the largest action to date to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage, thousands of low-wage workers took to cities nationwide to fight for a living wage. The rally was a joining of Civil Rights and social justice movements forces.

Philadelphia Passes Paid Sick-Leave Law

Philadelphia City Council approved a bill on Thursday that mandates companies with 10 or more employees to provide their workers the opportunity to earn up to five days’ paid sick leave. The mayor, who changed his position on the issue, announced he would sign it.

Aetna Lifts the National Standard for ‘Competitive Wages’

One rare CEO is increasing up to one-third of his employees' pay as well as adjusting its company health plan so lower-income workers can get the same health coverage. Aetna set a new national standard for competitive wages.

Back to the Nineteenth Century

The argument that the growth of on-demand jobs are less predictable and secure for workers is similar to the “freedom of contract” argument, which took place in the late nineteenth century. Are we heading back in time?

Congress Starts the New Year Off by Kicking the Disabled

The new Congress decided that its first order of business was to go after the disabled. Republican Congress is holding disabled workers hostage in order to extract concessions on these programs.

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Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."