Posts Tagged ‘workers’

How Arts Workers Took On Big Oil

How Arts Workers Took On Big Oil Above Photo: We are finally getting sponsorship out of the arts. Now let’s fix the grim working conditions. It’s all connected Seven and a half years ago, a group of arts workers, actors and campaigners jumped on stage before a BP-sponsored Royal Shakespeare Company production to do a guerrilla […]

Amazon Workers Protest After Woman Fired for Spending Extra Hour With Dying Relative

By John Vibes Employees of an Amazon delivery location in Sacramento, California are protesting the company’s decision to fire a worker who missed an hour of work for a bedside vigil with her dying mother-in-law, even though she communicated with her managers and gave them advanced notice. Last week, other workers at the Sacramento delivery […]

Ecuador: Indigenous Groups, Workers Continue Protests

Indigenous organisations and workers’ groups in Ecuador have vowed to continue protests against President Lenin Moreno’s scrapping of decades-long fuel subsidies. The pledge on Saturday came a day after Moreno, who took office in 2017, refused to back down over the austerity policy, imposed under a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that doubled the price of […]

Robots face ‘sabotage’ from human co-workers fearing they will be replaced. But is that a surprise?

British healthcare workers are hostile to their robotic co-workers, committing “minor acts of sabotage” such as standing in their way, according to a recent study by De Montfort University, which chided the humans for “not playing along with” their automated peers. The researchers contrasted the “problematic” British attitude with that of Norwegian workers, who embraced […]

‘No right to spray poison on us’: Nicaraguan plantation workers taking pesticide lawsuit talk to RT

The pesticide makes men sterile and “also increases cancer rates among women and men,” the victims’ lawyer Stuart Smith told RT. The people that were affected by the highly-toxic chemical were not compensated, despite being “significantly hurt,” he said. The US banned the use of the roundworm-killing DBCP, marketed as Nemagon, in 1977. But chemical […]

GM Backs Down On Cutting Off Healthcare For Its Striking Workers

GM Backs Down On Cutting Off Healthcare For Its Striking Workers Above Photo: From Jalopnik.com General Motors decides to “do what’s right” after considerable pressure and criticism, Toyota deepens its ties with Subaru, auto workers fear the labor impact of electric cars and more for this Morning Shift of Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. 1st Gear: GM Will […]

iPhone Workers Today Are 25 Times More Exploited Than Textile Workers In 19th Century England

iPhone Workers Today Are 25 Times More Exploited Than Textile Workers In 19th Century England Above Photo: From Us11.campaign-archive.com A recent report by the International Labour Organisation shows that the total global labour force is now measured at 3.5 billion workers. This is the largest size of the global labour force in recorded history. Talk of the […]

Auto Workers Go On Strike After Years Of Tirelessly Helping General Motors Reach Record-Level Profits

Auto Workers Go On Strike After Years Of Tirelessly Helping General Motors Reach Record-Level Profits Above Photo: From Uaw.org UAW SAYS GM REFUSES TO GIVE EVEN AN INCH TO HELP HARD-WORKING MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES AMONG GM FAILURES, AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE FOR THOUSANDS REMAINS UNSETTLED FOR NO GOOD REASON UAW TO GM: WE STOOD UP FOR YOU, NOW WE […]

Jeff Bezos Abruptly Cuts Health Benefits For Part-Time Whole Foods Workers

Jeff Bezos Abruptly Cuts Health Benefits For Part-Time Whole Foods Workers Above photo: Whole Foods Market in Union Square in New York City.  Whole Foods owner Jeff Bezos slashed benefits for employees on Thursday.  (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) “I am in shock. I’ve worked here 15 years. This is why I keep […]

120 Million Workers Need To Be Reskilled Due To A.I., Says IBM Study

September 9, 2019 By Tyler Durden Over the next three years, 120 million workers in the world’s 12 biggest economies may need to be retrained as a result of widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in the workplace, according to a new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study. Only 41% of CEOs […]

Cashmere Exposed: Workers Torture Goats For The Clothes We Wear (Graphic Video)

The Facts: Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dr. Leroy Hulsey, will be releasing a new study proving that WTC 7 did not fall due to a fire. Reflect On: With so many people in America calling for a new investigation, and for government […]

Linking Popular Movements And Unions Is A Winning Strategy For Workers

Linking Popular Movements And Unions Is A Winning Strategy For Workers After years of declining power and stagnant wages, workers in the United States are awakening, striking and demanding more rights.  A Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the number of striking workers is the highest since 1986. In 2018, 485,000 people went on strike, a number not exceeded […]

Meet The Robotic Welder That Will Soon Be Putting Construction Workers Out Of Jobs

By Tyler Durden While claiming to address the “shortage” of skilled welders, a company called Hirebotics has now engineered the first “robotic welding solution for hire”. The automated welder is paid by the hour, just like skilled manual labor, and is far less likely to need a bathroom break and/or file a grievance with the […]

AT&T workers strike in Southeast: More than 20,000 walk out

In a surprise move, more than 20,000 union workers for AT&T in the Southeast are on strike as of midnight Friday, officials said. Members of the Communication Workers of America – including 4,000 in Georgia – charged the huge telecommunications company with unfair labor practices during negotiations aimed at securing […]

Welcome to Porchville! American workers laboring under ‘no vacation nation’

In the glory days of the US economy, when a solid industrial base allowed Baby Boomers to reap the rewards of good salaries and cushy benefits, an annual getaway with the family was a realistic option for millions of Americans.  A couple of relaxing weeks at some beachfront resort, or maybe even a trip to […]

US immigration agents arrest 680 workers at food plants

US immigration authorities have arrested nearly 700 mostly Latino workers at seven food processing plants across the southern state of Mississippi, the largest workplace raid in at least a decade. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement on Wednesday that the agency detained about 680 people who were working illegally at […]

‘We’re not slaves’: New doc explores Black Vest protests for migrant workers’ rights in France

Hundreds of migrant activists occupied Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris and the HQ of one of the world’s largest catering companies. They then staged a sit-in inside the Pantheon, a well-known historical landmark in the French capital. They call themselves the Black Vests (Gilets Noirs), undocumented workers from Africa, who campaign for labor rights and […]

PHOTOS: Israel begins crackdown on foreign workers and their children

Israeli immigration authorities begin summer-long deportations of at least 50 foreign workers and their Israeli-born children. Text by +972 Magazine Staff, photos by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org Israeli immigration agents arrest migrant worker Geraldine Esta and her daughters in their home in Ramat Gan, Israel, July 23, 2019. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) Israeli immigration authorities have begun immigration raids […]

Yoga Poses for Office Workers

July 23rd 2019 By Vivek Roy Contributing Writer for Wake Up World In this modern era, millions of so-called ‘workaholics’ live like robots with their bodies and minds filled with stress. And yet they mostly blame their circumstances rather than themselves. If this is you, then you might have to rethink the approach you follow […]

Lebanon to end crackdown on unlicensed Palestinian workers: Parliament speaker

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the Arab country will reverse recent measures against businesses hiring foreign workers without permits. Speaking at a parliamentary session in Beirut on Thursday, Berri said Palestinian laborers will return to the situation before the crackdown, urging Labor Minister Camille Abousleiman to convene a press conference and officially announce the latest decision, Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen […]

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