Posts Tagged ‘workers’

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 […]

Deutsche Cuts Severance Payments For Workers Who Were Fired On Monday

Deutsche Bank fired thousands of employees on Monday during the first round of job cuts for CEO Christian Sewing’s dramatic “restructuring” plan that calls for a 20% reduction in the bank’s workforce (the elimination of about 18,000 jobs) over the coming years. Despite the booming economy in the US, observers have pointed out that the […]

Dozens of Jewish Disney workers arrested in child sex stings

Dozens of Jewish Disney workers arrested in child sex stings By David K. Li July 15, 2014 | 11:26am Almost three dozen Disney theme park workers have been arrested for alleged kiddie-sex crimes since 2006, according to a broadcast report. Robert KingsolverLake County Police The 35 busts have been for possession of child porn or […]

“Critical and Informed Thinking Is Dangerous to the Powerful”. Workers Cooperatives and Revolution

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You wrote “Worker Cooperatives and Revolution” where you talk about workers’ cooperatives. In this fascinating book, we note your optimism about the coming of a new era where the human is at the center. You give the example of the cooperative New Era Windows, in Chicago. In your opinion, are we in a new era where […]

Italian Mayor, Medics & Social Workers Caught Brainwashing Kids to SELL them Into Foster Care (Where Some Have Been Raped)

Italians are reeling from the revelation that a crime ring, which includes a mayor, doctors and social workers, had been brainwashing children to say their parents abused them, so as to easily sell them on to foster families. So far eighteen people, including the mayor of the town of Bibbiano, near Reggio Emilia in northern […]

Mayor, doctors and social workers arrested for ‘brainwashing children into thinking their parents sexually abused them’

Italian police have arrested 18 people, including a mayor, social workers and psychologists for allegedly “brainwashing” children into believing their parents had abused them, in a scheme to take them away from their families and sell them to foster parents. Authorities in the central Italian city of Reggio Emilia revealed how a network […]

Nevada Becomes First State to Ban Employers From Testing Workers for Weed

Elias Marat, TMU Waking Times In a move that could blaze a small but important trail for workers’ rights across the U.S., Nevada has passed a bill telling employers and state agencies that they can no longer refuse to hire workers on the basis of their testing positive for cannabis. It’s a long way to […]

‘We won’t be complicit’: Italian dock workers refuse to load Saudi arms ship over Yemen war (VIDEO)

While the Saudi Arabian ship, the Bahri-Yanbu, was expected to leave for Jeddah by the end end of the day, it seems the delivery might end up being rather late. After unsuccessful attempts to have the ship barred from docking in Italy altogether, it was greeted by banners and a protests as it arrived in […]

When Sydney Was Touched By Workers’ Democracy

When Sydney Was Touched By Workers’ Democracy Above Photo: From Redflag.org.au If working class people had real power, what would society look like? If you live in Australia’s largest city, you don’t have to look far to find an answer. If you’ve ever seen the Sydney Opera House, you’ve seen a building constructed under workers’ control. If […]

Tech Workers Are Workers, Too

Last month, tech workers in China put together a project on Github, a global software service and code collaboration platform, calling for companies to end “996.” Chinese tech workers have coined the term to describe the grueling practice of working 9 AM to 9 PM, six days a week. In the span of a few weeks, the […]

French Public Sector Workers Strike Against Macron Government Attacks

French Public Sector Workers Strike Against Macron Government Attacks Above Photo: Public sector workers chant slogans during a demonstration in Marseille, southern France. Claude Paris. Hundreds of thousands of French workers demonstrated on Thursday as part of a nationwide public sector strike to oppose the Emmanuel Macron government’s draft law on the “modernization” of the […]

The Uber IPO: Billions For Investors, Increased Exploitation For Workers

The Uber IPO: Billions For Investors, Increased Exploitation For Workers Above Photo: Helen Floersh/Flickr The valuation of ride share company Uber hit $82.4 billion after an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its stock on Thursday, one of the largest IPOs in the US since Facebook. The sale further enriched investors while raising some $8 billion for […]

US Workers Are Paying High Taxes. But Without Any Of The Benefits.

The OECD may not be able to include employer-based health insurance premiums into its model, but I certainly can. And when I add them into the OECD model, I find that the average American worker has one of the highest compulsory payment rates in the developed world. For this analysis, I take the information from […]

Futurist Predicts AI Will Take Jobs, Benefiting the Rich But Not Workers

Citing “significant” new corporate investments in AI technology, futurist Gary Grossman argues that AI “may be the fastest paradigm shift in the history of technology — and warns there’s a counter-argument to the theory that AI will create as many jobs as its displaces. “The other view is that this time is different, that […]

Massive ICE Workplace Raid Jails 280 Immigrant Workers In Texas

Massive ICE Workplace Raid Jails 280 Immigrant Workers In Texas Above Photo: Police arrest immigrant workers in Allen, Texas Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided an Allen, Texas business on Wednesday morning and arrested 280 undocumented workers. The business, CVE technology, employs 2,100 workers who repair cell phones and other electronic devices. The business […]

2019 Sees The Return Of Labor Activism As Workers Strike Back

IMPLICATIONS OF GROWING LABOR MOVEMENT What does all of this labor activism mean and how could it develop in coming months and years? Steven Greenhouse in the American Prospect suggests that, while the increased activism and wins have been inspiring, it is still not clear that labor can maintain the momentum against stiff opposition from corporations and […]

“We Demand Food For Thought”: UIC Grad Workers On Strike For Living Wages And Respect

“We Demand Food For Thought”: UIC Grad Workers On Strike For Living Wages And Respect   Above Photo: Graduate employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago began an indefinite strike on March 19, demanding livable wages and better working conditions as part of a national wave of educator-lead organized labor efforts. (Photo: Hannah Steinkopf-Frank) […]

May Day 2019 – National Mobilization For Immigrant Workers Rights!

May Day 2019 – National Mobilization For Immigrant Workers Rights! Above Photo: From Immigrantsolidarity.org We are calling a national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity with immigrant workers and building new immigrant rights & civil rights movement! Fight against Trump’s racist anti-immigrant policies. Wear White T-Shirt, organize local […]

‘We Refuse To Create Technology For Warfare And Oppression:’ Microsoft Workers Demand Company End Army Contract

‘We Refuse To Create Technology For Warfare And Oppression:’ Microsoft Workers Demand Company End Army Contract Above Photo: Eric Risberg/AP “On behalf of workers at Microsoft, we’re releasing an open letter to Brad Smith and Satya Nadella, demanding for the cancellation of the IVAS contract with a call for stricter ethical guidelines.” Declaring to chief executives […]

With López Obrador In, Workers Have The Confidence To Walk Out

With López Obrador In, Workers Have The Confidence To Walk Out Above Photo: Workers at Avant walked off the job. The election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) as president of Mexico has raised the hopes and expectations of millions of Mexican workers. There could be no better evidence of this than the strike of tens […]

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