Posts Tagged ‘workers’

2022 FIFA World Cup: Amnesty demands over €400m in damages for Qatar workers

NGOs have accused Qatar of abusing migrant workers ahead of the World Cup.

Germany’s top court approves vaccine mandate for health workers

Judges said the need to protect vulnerable people in hospitals and care homes outweighs any infringement of workers’ rights.

How America can stop violence against health care workers

“The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn’t go down.”

Amazon workers in Staten Island clinch a historic victory

It’s the magical stuff of Disney movies. But yesterday, the improbable became the most probable when the scrappy band of workers who make up the Amazon Labor Union took the lead in a union election at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York, putting within reach a historic labor win at the corporate behemoth. Before […]

Axios: China, Russia Use H-1B Workers for Cheap Propaganda

Malevolent groups are using the huge H-1B visa-worker program to do bad things in the United States, says a shocked report in Source

Fukushima Workers Tell The Harrowing Story Of How They Tamed One Of The World’s Worst Nuclear Disasters

[embedded content] In 2011, three nuclear reactors melted down, provoking a series of hydrogen explosions and resulting in the world’s most severe nuclear accident. It happened in Japan, which had been long celebrated as a technology powerhouse. Advertisement At the time of the accident, the site became a veritable death trap, with extremely high levels […]

How union workers safeguard American democracy

Image Credit: Sam Myers/AP This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute. The guard shacks, razor-wire fences and gun-toting soldiers struck fear into Cynthia Overby when she traveled with an American university group behind the Iron Curtain in 1971. Even worse was the utter despair she witnessed in people living under the weight of […]

How union drives in Mexico help workers on both sides of the border

Image Credit: Caesar Rodriguez/New York Times This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute. What Tom O’Shei remembers most about his visit to Mexico in 2019 is the determination he glimpsed in the hundreds of Mexican workers who paraded through the port city of Lázaro Cárdenas and stopped to pray at a monument honoring […]

France promises FFP2 masks and more workers after teachers strike

France’s education minister said the government would provide five million FFP2 masks and hire 3,300 contract workers following a nationwide education strike. Jean-Michel Blanquer said that the government understood there was “fatigue related to all the challenges of the health crisis” following a meeting with education unions. Tens of thousands of teachers and school workers […]

SCOTUS Rules Healthcare Workers Are The Only People Who Can’t Make Decisions About Their Own Health

U.S.—In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has determined that Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses is unconstitutional. However, in a split decision, they also determined that healthcare workers are the only ones who should not be allowed to make decisions about their own health. “Healthcare workers have no idea what they’re talking about […]

More Than 8,000 Kroger Grocery Workers Strike In Colorado

Above photo: King Soopers employee Susan Hester, who has worked for the grocery chain for 18 years, walks the picket line during a strike on January 12, 2022 in Glendale, Colorado. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images. The strike began a day after a report showed 14% of Kroger workers have experienced homelessness in the past year. On […]

Solar Jobs Market Explodes as Companies Seek Workers to Meet Renewables Demand

The sun’s rays are shining light on an industry that has long been in existence, but has recently gained new momentum amid the national push for more renewable energy. Between October and November 2021, PeopleReady’s skilled trades division reported a soaring 32 percent increase in solar jobs postings, totaling 305,000, compared to pre-pandemic job figures from […]

How responsible are employers for the safety of remote workers?

Image Credit: Pixabay When most people think about workplace safety, they envision incidents in the office. However, one of the main lessons we’ve learned from the recent health crisis is that remote work is now a permanent part of our economy.  So, shouldn’t the conversation around employee safety when working from home become a more […]

Student Workers Of Columbia Reach Tentative Agreement

Above Photo: Jeremy Chiu / Teen Vogue. After more than two months on strike, the Student Workers of Columbia reached a tentative agreement for their union’s first contract with Columbia University. In the late hours of January 6, after more than two months on strike, the Student Workers of Columbia (SWC-UAW) reached a tentative agreement for […]

Image Comics Workers Have Officially Certified Their Groundbreaking Union

Above Photo: Comic Book Workers United The Vote Comes After Image Comics Has Gone Months Without Voluntarily Recognizing Comic Book Workers United. After formally announcing the formation of Comic Book Workers United late last year—the first specific union to support workers within comics publishing—workers at Image Comics have voted to officially certify their union in the […]

Unvaccinated workers who were fired suddenly being begged to return

Unvaccinated workers who were fired suddenly being begged to return Posted on December 30, 2021 By WND StaffCorporations’ mass firings of unvaccinated workers have been documented as becoming “more common” as Joe Biden repeatedly has mandated that they force their employees to accept the experimental COVID shots.But now those companies are discovering that perhaps Biden’s leadership […]

Quebec To Allow Some Health Workers With Covid To Continue Working Amid Staff Shortages

The health minister for the Canadian province of Quebec has said that some “essential” workers who come down with Covid will be permitted to remain on the job. He citing an “urgent” need for healthcare staff amid a surge in cases. RT reports: Quebec’s most senior health official, Christian Dube, told reporters on Tuesday the […]

Longshore Workers Get Blamed For Delays, As Contract Fight Looms

Above Photo: The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach moved the equivalent of 10 million 20-foot containers in the first half of 2021—a record high. Daniel Melling / The Emmett Institute, CC BY-NC 2.0. If you ordered a teddy bear or a designer picture frame as a holiday gift, you know that it likely […]

‘No culture, no future’: Belgian cultural workers protest against COVID measures

Thousands of Belgian performers, cinema operators, event organizers, and others joined together on Sunday to protest the government’s decision to close down the country’s cultural life to stem the spread of the surging Omicron variant. Waving posters reading “The show must go on” or “No culture, no future,” a crowd of about 5,000 demonstrated peacefully […]

Graduate Workers Win Union In Card Count

Above Photo: Graduate assistants during the occupation of UNM’s Scholes Hall December 7th. They worked from the administration building to demonstrate their labor to university President Garnett Stokes and others. (Samantha Cooney). UNM Still Challenging Labor Board’s Decisions In Court. It’s official: graduate student workers at the University of New Mexico have the right to […]

Pharmacy Workers Describe Conditions That Sparked US Walkouts

Above Photo: CVS sign. Creative Commons. “They’re Literally Making Us Sick.” Retail pharmacy workers conducted a nationwide walkout on Monday in the US, organized on social media, to protest worsening work conditions at large retail chains such as CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. As the hyper-infectious Omicron variant continues to spread throughout the country, this much […]

How Public Workers Can Stop The Privatization Of Everything

Above Photo: For decades, work in the public sector has been a gateway to a middle-class life. But that’s changing. Joe Brusky / Flickr. In the New Book, The Privatization Of Everything, Cohen And Mikaelian, Describe And Debunk The Vast Array Of Privatization Schemes That Now Litter The Landscape. From Private Prisons And Charter Schools […]

Boston mayor lines up vaccine mandates amid pushback from city workers

Wu tightened the capital city’s vaccine requirements days after three cases of the Omicron variant were detected in Boston and as health officials said infections have climbed 89 percent over just two weeks. The move comes as many cities hope to stem the latest wave of infections and the Biden administration looks to expand testing […]

Teamsters Union Shuts Down Southern California Sanitation Workers Strike

Above Photo: (Orange County Employees Association, Facebook). In coastal Orange County, south of Los Angeles, 400 sanitation workers went on strike on December 9 against Republic Services, the second-largest waste management firm in the US. The workers, members of International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 396, had voted by a large majority in favor of […]

Amazon Workers Are Organizing For Cellphone Access

‘No One’s Life Is Worth A Package’ In the aftermath of a deadly tornado, hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers are demanding their employer allow them to keep their phones with them at work. Hundreds of Amazon employees at warehouses across the mid-Atlantic are organizing to push the company to allow workers to keep their phones […]

Labor Activists Want To Know Why Workers Were Left To Die

Above Photo: First responders surround an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Edwardsville, Illinois, on December 10, 2021, after it was hit by a tornado. Tim Vizer / AFP / Getty Images. Grief, Anger, And Demands For Answers After Tornadoes Kill At Least 14 U.S. Workers. In the aftermath of a rare string of December tornadoes last Friday […]

American companies walk back vaccine mandates for workers

American companies walk back vaccine mandates for workers / Ramon Tomey (Natural News) American companies are now walking back on vaccine mandates they earlier imposed on workers as three federal judges overturned the Biden administration’s executive order requiring workers to get injected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. The Daily Gazette reported on Dec. […]

Columbia Student Workers Defy University’s Strikebreaking Threats

Above Photo: Picketing at Columbia University. WSWS Media. Begin Seventh Week On Strike. Last week saw a sharp escalation of the strike by 3,000 student workers at Columbia University in New York City, which continues in the face of strikebreaking threats by the administration. In an effort to shut down the walkout before finals, the […]

Hospitals Regret Firing Workers for Resisting Tyranny & Are Now Hiring Them Back

In September, despite claiming he wouldn’t issue one, President Joe Biden announced a jab mandate for all companies in the United States with more than 100 employees. If these companies refuse to comply, they were told they would face massive fines, upwards of $700,000. Not wanting to go out of business from massive fines, companies across […]


Robert Maxwell (right) Ghislaine Maxwell (or her masked body-double in court) ‘will almost certainly not give evidence at her trial’. ‘Judge Nathan ruled at Manhattan federal court that only small parts of Maxwell’s ‘little black book’ would be released under seal. ‘It is said to contain the names and addresses of almost 2,000 world leaders, […]

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