Posts Tagged ‘workers’

GOP Governors Slash Unemployment Benefits as Businesses Plead for Workers

Expanded federal unemployment benefits that were implemented during last year’s pandemic relief efforts are ending earlier than scheduled in Arkansas, Montana, and South Carolina—and Florida is expected to follow suit as Republican governors nationwide respond to pleas from businesses to encourage Americans to return to work. “We absolutely can put more people to work,” Florida […]

Workers’ Wages Rebound From Pandemics But Not For Blacks

Unemployment Rate Declined in March as Work Returns. While wages for many Americans have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, earnings for Black workers declined in the first quarter of 2021, growing the wage gap to its highest level since before the pandemic, according to a new analysis. In a report of earnings data by the Ludwig […]

Three jabbed & injured US health care workers, abandoned by their own profession describe their horrific experiences

Three women are interviewed by Del Bigtree at Highwire (further info at the link). A brief summary of some of the points … these women all took the experimental injection early on in the rollout in the US. They each describe their experience following their severe reactions. Anaphylactic shock, seizures, headaches and more. The discussion […]

Tyranny: Majority of US Companies Will Require Workers to Provide Proof of Vaccination

It looks like American colleges won’t be alone in making vaccination mandatory for any students who want to return to campus next semester. Despite the White House’s determination that vaccination shouldn’t be mandatory by law, more than 60% of American companies are reportedly leaning toward requiring proof of vaccination from their employees. Image credit: Yahoo.com […]

This May Day, Palestinian workers call for US solidarity

The Israeli occupation of Palestine is dehumanizing in thousands of ways. The military steals dignity, individuality, basic freedoms, and often people’s lives. One site of this dehumanization is the massive military terminals that tens of thousands of Palestinian workers must pass through every day. This film gives a glimpse of one stage of the demeaning, […]

Why workers Memorial Day is a national call to action

The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 959 safety committee leapt into action a few years ago after discovering that more and more workers at the Goodyear plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina, were exposed to knife injuries on the job. Committee members solicited workers’ input on how to address the hazard and then collaborated with the company […]

NHS trusts in London preparing to make Covid vaccinations compulsory for workers, leaked email reveals

Leaked letter reveals trust aims to to unilaterally change NHS staff contracts to require vaccinations Shaun Lintern Health Correspondent @ShaunLintern <img src=”https://static.independent.co.uk/2021/04/07/20/1309050862.jpg?width=982&height=726&auto=webp&quality=75&quot; alt=”<p>NHS staff could be required to have a Covid vaccination at a major London NHS trustNHS staff could be required to have a Covid vaccination at a major London NHS trust(Getty Images) A […]

Food Delivery Workers Protest For Better Work Conditions

Above photo: Los Deliveristas Unidos protest in Times Square. Claudia Irizarry Aponte/The City. Thousands of food delivery workers rally for improved work conditions. New York City – Deliveristas Unidos, a growing group of food delivery workers in New York City, is now working with the city’s largest union of service workers, representatives with SEIU Local 32BJ […]

Top US Banks Deploy AI Surveillance To Monitor Customers, Workers

The corporate world is quickly embracing the effectiveness and sophistication of these systems after governments such as China, the UK, Germany, Japan, and the US have used AI surveillance to track their citizens and non-nationals for years.  “We’re never going to compromise our clients’ privacy,” Dominguez said. “We’re getting off to an early start on […]

A Worldwide Workers’ Revolt Against Amazon Has Begun

Workers around the world — from Colombia to Nigeria to Myanmar — have expressed solidarity with Amazon’s workers in Alabama. When Italy’s largest labor federation, Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL), went on strike March 22 at 15 Amazon warehouses (alongside other unions), workers carried a banner that read, ​“From Piacenza to Alabama — One Big Union.” “Amazon workers in Europe understand that an organized workforce […]

Surge in migrant workers leaving Delhi as spectre of another lockdown looms over India

With India seeing soaring Covid case numbers and new restrictions being enforced state by state, migrant workers have started queuing up at Delhi’s interstate terminals to return to their home towns and villages. Those fleeing the capital fear a return to the kind of lockdown India saw imposed overnight in March last year, a decision […]

Understanding India’s Migrant Workers’ Crisis through the Prism of Commodity Fetishism

As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies in India, migrant workers are returning back to their villages. Imposition of new restrictions to contain the virus – like the announcement of a night curfew in Delhi – has instilled fears in workers that they will be rendered jobless and get stuck in the industrial […]

New York rabbis celebrate approval of $2.1 billion Excluded Workers Fund

Over 100 New York rabbis and cantors signed a letter in support of the recent inclusion of a $2.1 billion fund for excluded essential workers which was announced by the New York State Senate on Tuesday. According to the Senate, the fund aims to create a “long overdue income replacement program for New York’s estimated […]

INDIA: 19 health workers dead after COVID-19 vaccination; health experts demand investigation

The COVID-19 vaccination drive was kicked off on January 16 in India. Since then, at least 19 health workers have died post-vaccination. Doctors and public health experts write to the health ministry, demanding an investigation into the deaths. https://en.gaonconnection.com/19-health-workers-dead-after-covid-19-vaccination-health-experts-demand-investigation/?fbclid=IwAR3ZGAa76YIwxvZ11VD-itWjV-It9eMnp_dtZ0DQd57dTwednUZqzLb5YKE Photo: Ministry of Health. Frontline workers were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Gujarat. Share this: Like this: […]

BMJ Letter Opposing Mandatory Vaccination for Health Workers

The Most Revolutionary Act Dr K Polyakova’s challenges current Covid vaccination policy (and government failure to report serious vaccine side effects in April 2 letter to the British Medical Journal. View original post 443 more words Share this: Like this: Like Loading… Source 00 Hits: 0

White House: Moving All-Star Game ‘Undoubtedly’ Going to Cost Workers

Moving the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star game from Georgia is going to cost people their jobs, the White House acknowledged on Sunday. “There is undoubtedly going to be a cost,” Cecilia Rouse, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, said when asked about a hypothetical popcorn stand worker who found out he won’t be hired […]

Police: Woman Allegedly Shoots at Burger King Workers over Drive-Thru Wait Time

A drive-thru order took a bad turn on Tuesday when a woman allegedly opened fire into the window of a Burger King in Memphis, Tennessee, according to police. “The Memphis Police Department said it all started when a woman got angry about how long she was waiting for her food at a Burger King on […]

Italy Mandates COVID-19 Shots for All Its Healthcare Workers

Italy’s government has announced that all health workers in the country must get a COVID-19 jab or face possible sanctions. A decree on Wednesday—approved by Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s cabinet—says that health workers, including pharmacists, “are required to undergo vaccination,” with those who refuse facing potential suspension without pay, according to Reuters. “The aim of […]

1,100 Mine Workers In Alabama Are Going On Strike

Above photo: Alabama Daily News. After the failure of contract negotiations, 1,100 mineworkers in West Alabama with United Mine Workers are going on strike against Warrior Met Coal. Over 1,100 workers at two Alabama coal mines and related facilities will go on strike starting Thursday, April 1, at 10:30 pm. United Mine Workers of America […]

Jewish union chief sees battle to organize Amazon workers as modern-day Passover story

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

Controversial Georgia Law Requires Poll Workers To Check Voters For A Pulse

ATLANTA, GA—Republican Governor Brian Kemp has signed into law sweeping overhauls to Georgia’s election law, including a provision requiring poll workers to check for a pulse before allowing voters to cast a ballot. Voting rights advocates decried the controversial bill crafted by the Peach State’s Republicans as an act intended to suppress turnout of the state’s […]

Amazon Hires Off-Duty Cops To Harass Workers, The Press, And Supporters

Above photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images. Bessemer, Alabama’s police chief has confirmed that off-duty officers have been hired by Amazon to act as “security” for the BHM1 facility in the middle of a historic and intense union drive. Two Left Voice reporters who were recently expelled from Amazon’s premises by the cops report from the ground. […]

Important Factors Hinder Rehabilitation of Workers Freed From Manual Scavenging

Although securing freedom for workers engaged in manual scavenging  and providing rehabilitation for them is supposed to be an important priority for the government, in reality progress has been very inadequate, slow and sporadic. The reasons for this are several, starting with problems relating to the proper definition and identity of workers engaged in manual […]

UK To Make Vaccines MANDATORY For Health Workers

Health experts have warned that there is a direct correlation between obesity and higher COVID-19 death tolls across the globe, findings that will not jive well with the woke trend to promote being overweight as ‘body positivity’. The London Telegraph reports that a study of 100 countries by the World Obesity Federation found that 2.2 […]

 Lack of water supply makes sanitation workers manually scavenge Indian toilets, says Toilet woman of India

Written by Sabha Zaidi and Neha Kumar Interview with Pragya Akhilesh in Ahmedabad, Gujarat while she is on a country Union Tour to assess the toilets in semi-urban and rural areas in India.  In 2018, Trade Unionist, Pragya Akhilesh, Toilet woman of India recorded more than 10 thousand abandoned toilets in the rural areas of […]

How employers punish workers for forming unions

Image Credit: Seth Perlman/AP This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute. Workers at Solvay’s Pasadena, Texas, plant voted overwhelmingly to join the United Steelworkers (USW) in 2017 and looked forward to sitting down with the company to quickly negotiate a fair contract. Solvay decided to play games instead. Company representatives canceled some bargaining […]

In a historic victory over the fashion industry, garment workers have won billions in stolen wages

Image Credit: Remake.World In March 2020, Amanda Lee McCarty was laid off from her job. For years, she had been working in the fashion industry as a buyer and product developer. But as COVID-19 cases surged and lockdown orders were implemented across the world, retailers were faced with a dramatic plummet in consumer demand for […]

Don’t fire workers who aren’t vaccinated, Labor law experts prompt

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 5

A year of COVID anxiety has left many Israeli workers on edge

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 15

Workers Insist The $15 Minimum Wage Fight Isn’t Over

Above photo: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 2014 rally to raise the minimum wage. Sanders Senate office. Labor Groups Angry that Biden and Democrats Didn’t Push for the New Base Pay in the $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Legislation. Women comprise the overwhelming majority of frontline workers who risk their lives and the lives of their families […]

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