Posts Tagged ‘workers’

Child Care Workers Now Have A Huge New Union

Above photo: Child care workers just won the largest American union election in years. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images. It Only Took 17 Years. A 17-year organizing campaign in California culminated this week in the successful unionization of 45,000 child care providers—the largest single union election America has seen in years. The […]

State-Linked Chinese Firm Uses Own Workers As Guinea Pigs In Unregulated Vaccine “Pre-Test”

State-Linked Chinese Firm Uses Own Workers As Guinea Pigs In Unregulated Vaccine “Pre-Test” July 19th, 2020 “Special volunteers.” Via: ZeroHedge: A major Chinese state-run pharmaceutical company is going to extreme, and some might say dangerous, lengths to develop a coronavirus vaccine at a moment the global race is on to get one safely out. The […]

The Unionization Attempt At No Evil Foods Holds Lessons For Workers

The Unionization Attempt At No Evil Foods Holds Lessons For Workers Above photo: No Evil Foods CEO Mike Woliansky discourages workers from forming a union at a captive audience meeting. YouTube/Jason Koebler. After losing a union election, employees at a growing vegan food company have insights into how to overcome the challenges of organizing in a […]

American Health-Care Workers are Committing Suicide in Unprecedented Numbers

Natural News| An unprecedented number of medical professionals are committing suicide these days, and one doctor is concerned that not enough is being done both to address the problem and to prepare the victims’ colleagues to deal with this escalating crisis. Comparing it to the current opioid epidemic, Dr. Vinita Parkash, an associate professor […]

Private Equity Kills Toys R Us, Workers Get No Severance

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She now spends much of her time in Asia and is currently working on a book about textile artisans. Toys R Us will shutter all stores by the end of this month. I wrote about the role […]

Workers Are Prepared to Shut Down Entire Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas casino owners’ threats to subcontract or automate thousands of workers’ jobs – among other issues — forced the workers, employed by Unite Here Locals 226 and 165, to vote almost unanimously to authorize a strike if bargainers fail to agree on a new pact by June 1. If 50,000 workers, who toil […]

Las Vegas Casino Workers Vote 99% To Authorize A Citywide Strike

Las Vegas Casino Workers Vote 99% To Authorize A Citywide Strike Above Photo: From Culinaryunion226.org Las Vegas casino workers vote to authorize a citywide strike Las Vegas, NV – Members of UNITE HERE’s Culinary and Bartenders Unions have voted to authorize a citywide strike. 25,000 union members participated in two voting sessions throughout the day […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Workers In Arbitration Case

Supreme Court Rules Against Workers In Arbitration Case Above Photo: MICHAEL WEBER/ALAMY ON MONDAY, THE Supreme Court slowed recent momentum to give workers—including many in the tech sector—the right to a day in court. The Supreme Court case centered around clauses in employment contracts that require employees to resolve disputes through arbitration, and preclude them from joining with others […]

Flint workers treated water by feeding chemicals through ‘hole in the floor’

FLINT, MI — A hand-written log book shows workers preparing to put the Flint water treatment plant into operation in 2013 didn’t use a standard pump but a hole in the floor of the building to feed chemicals into Flint River water. Special prosecutor Todd Flood pushed the point as preliminary examinations […]

Workers, Activists Mark May Day with Defiant Rallies

ATHENS (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day on Tuesday with rallies to demand their government address labor issues. International Workers’ Day is a public holiday in many countries, though activities are restricted in some places, sometimes leading to confrontations. A look at some of the events around the world: GREECE Thousands of Greeks […]

The US Is One of the Only Countries That Doesn’t Recognize International Workers’ Day

Most of the world recognizes May 1—May Day—as International Workers’ Day. Here in one of the few countries that doesn’t, it’s worth pausing to ask how U.S. workers are doing. At an event last December, Fight for $15 organizer Terrence Wise recalled “going to bed at night, ignoring my own stomach’s rumbling, but having to […]

Chinese Firms Use ‘Mind-Reading’ Devices to Monitor Workers’ Emotions

Chinese Firms Use ‘Mind-Reading’ Devices to Monitor Workers’ Emotions April 30th, 2018 As I’ve always said (recent example) re: EEG data and these sorts of claims: I doubt it works at all, but the fact that they’re trying is disturbing enough. Via: Sydney Morning […]

MASS CASUALTIES PUTTING HEALTH WORKERS IN GAZA UNDER EVEN GREATER STRAIN

Gaza/PNN/ Amid further mass casualties on the third consecutive Friday of the “Great Return March” protests, health workers were put under yet further considerable strain and a number of them were injured. Today, a Palestine Red Crescent Society medic in Rafah was shot in the knee with live ammunition, and a further 10 paramedics had […]

Massive Minimum Wage Study: Few Downsides, Gains For Low-Wage Workers

Massive Minimum Wage Study: Few Downsides, Gains For Low-Wage Workers Research builds on previous studies that have chipped away at opposition to the policy. A new study on the minimum wage confirms previous research that found the policy raises wages for low-income workers without reducing total employment. The paper may finally start to convince conservative critics of […]

Strikes By Railway Workers And Aircrews Paralyze France

Strikes By Railway Workers And Aircrews Paralyze France Above Photo: Striking railroad workers at the Saint-Lazare station, Paris The strike by railway workers and Air France personnel paralyzed France on Tuesday, as Parisian garbage workers, power station workers and students also went on strike. According to the state railway company SNCF, over one third of the […]

Tipped Workers Win With Spending Bill

President Trump signed a massive omnibus spending bill on Friday, ensuring that the lights will stay on in the federal government for another six months. But the bill does more than just allocate funds. Tucked 2,000 pages into the text is a provision that will protect tipped workers from getting their gratuities skimmed by their employers. The […]

Trump’s Election Consultants Filmed Saying They Use Bribes and Sex Workers to Entrap Politicians

Trump’s Election Consultants Filmed Saying They Use Bribes and Sex Workers to Entrap Politicians March 19th, 2018 Via: Channel 4: An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about using […]

Univ. Of Illinois Graduate Student Workers Strike, Occupy President’s Office

Univ. Of Illinois Graduate Student Workers Strike, Occupy President’s Office Above photo: From UI GEO. NOTE: An update on day 10 of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Graduate Employees Union ( GEO ) strike. The longest strike in the history of the University of Illinois. Yesterday evening, March 6, after a march on the residence of the […]

Corporate Investors, Not Workers Get Trump Tax Windfall

Corporate Investors, Not Workers Get Trump Tax Windfall Almost 60% of Tax Benefits Will Go To Shareholders, 6% to Workers In 2018, the Russell 1000 companies we track and analyze for our rankings are set to receive a tax windfall of nearly $150 billion. How will companies distribute this money? Who will benefit most? Will […]

American Airlines subsidiary workers say they must take food stamps, sell blood to get by

The workers, some of whom are paid as little as $9.48 an hour, rallied last week at airports in Phoenix, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. Source Article from http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blacklistednews/hKxa/~3/sLtBKPmL8zU/american-airlines-subsidiary-workers-say-they-must-take-food-stamps-sell-blood-to-get.html FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Workers VS The Environment: The Fraying Of The Blue-Green Alliance

Workers VS The Environment: The Fraying Of The Blue-Green Alliance Above Photo: The ExxonMobil refinery after the February 18, 2015, explosion . (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Nothing ignites a local environmental justice campaign more quickly, in California, than a refinery fire or explosion affecting down-wind neighbors. Three years ago, an Exxon-Mobil facility was rocked by a […]

German workers win a 28-hour week after industrial action

     German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week in a victory towards their fight for a better work-life balance. Industrial union IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union, has won its workers the right to work the equivalent of under six hours each day in a deal that could eventually impact almost 4 […]

Workers Show How To Transform Unions And Rebuild Labor Movement

Workers Show How To Transform Unions And Rebuild Labor Movement Above Photo: Hilton workers and supporters after one of the workers’ daily actions inside the hotel. (Photo: Unite Here Local 217) It’s Saturday afternoon in December 2017 at the hotel workers’ union hall in Stamford, Connecticut, a mere two days before a scheduled union election at […]

BRAZIL: 200,000 Workers And Youth Protest Lula Conviction

BRAZIL: 200,000 Workers And Youth Protest Lula Conviction Above Photo: 50,000 workers and youth in Sao Paulo on Jan. 24 protest sentencing of Lula In the aftermath of the sentencing of Lula to 12 years in prison by a court held over from the military dictatorship On January 24, despite having absolutely no proof to back […]

How Workers Would Spend Corporate Tax Cut

How Workers Would Spend Corporate Tax Cut Above Photo: Having a bullhorn is nice, but workers need more to elevate their voices. AP Photo/David Goldman) NOTE: This article contains interesting data on the trend in union membership and workers’ priorities. We believe that workers should have a greater voice in the workplace, rather than hoping that […]

China is stealing solar panel jobs from American workers – Will Trump send a tough trade message?

(Natural News) All along the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump emphasized how China has been aggressively manipulating its own currency in order to shadily gain an upper hand economically. And now the communist regime has been exposed for colluding to steal American jobs, particularly in the solar industry, which the International Trade Commission (ITC) is […]

Iowa Fast-Food, Hospital Workers Protest Gov. Reynolds

Iowa Fast-Food, Hospital Workers Protest Gov. Reynolds Above Photo: From http://fightfor15.org Fed up with Gov. Kim Reynolds’ attacks on working people and their unions, local fast-food and hospital workers in the Fight for $15 took over the Iowa statehouse to protest during the governor’s Condition of the State address, stressing their commitment to defeating Reynolds.   […]

Nurses and Healthcare Workers Across the U.S. Are Refusing Mandatory Flu Vaccines

The Truth Behind Flu Shot Mandates for Healthcare Workers by Claire Dwoskin, Founder, Childrens Medical Safety Research InstituteSpecial to Health Impact News When you are sick, injured or just need a check-up, you trust that your doctor is giving you valid, conflict-free, evidence-based advice on what is best for your health. The last thing you […]

America’s Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers

America’s Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers December 30th, 2017 Via: Bloomberg: Cleanup at the slaughterhouse is as dangerous as it is repulsive, and the immigrants who do the work are under pressure to complete it faster than ever. […]

Labor Storm Brewing From Below As Workers Attacked From Above

Labor Storm Brewing From Below As Workers Attacked From Above Above Photo: A protestor is taken into custody outside the Willis Tower where United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), the parent company of United Airlines, was holding its shareholder’s meeting on May 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) The first year of […]

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