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imageILWU Seattle Workers & Boss Worked on Contaminated SSA Seattle Terminal
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by WorkWeek
Seattle ILWU longshore workers were forced to work with a sick SSA manager who might have been infected with Covid-19 and were not informed of the health and safety dangers....
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2020 11:54PM
imageStarbucks Let Critical Time Slip Away Before Taking Action During COVID-19 Pandemic
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by Ruth Robertson
A March 26 Buzzfeed News article says of Starbucks, “the decisions of a company that employs 220,000 people in the US have had far-reaching consequences in the midst of a virus accelerating faster than most public health systems can keep up with.”...
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:33PM
imageModolva, COVID-19 & Lessons With Former Federal OSHA Investigator Darrell Whitman
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by Labor Video Project
Former Federal OSHA WPP investigator and lawyer who is now in Moldova reports on how this poor Eastern European country is grappling with the coronavirus unlike the panic in the US....
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17PM
textAlternatives to Profit Maximization and The Fragility of Power by Peter Ulrich and Julia Lis
We must look for the "signs of the times" that point to the coming of the Kingdom of God or, as John Holloway puts it, the signs "of the presence of the material power of the cry." The world of struggle against the instrumental power that oppresses and exploits people often seems invisible...New struggles are constantly breaking out....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:43PM
imageUAW Michigan Workers On Elections, Coronavirus, GM Strike, Democracy & Internationalism
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by Pacifica
Pacifica and WorkWeek reporter Steve Zeltzer interviews UAW 909 Detroit retiree Frank Hammer and UAW 598 Flint Truck Assembly worker Sean Crawford about primary elections in Michigan as well as the struggles for auto workers. They also discuss the lack of protection from the coronavirus epidemic expanding into US auto plants. They also discuss the corruption crisis in the UAW, green technology and international solidarity efforts by auto workers....
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2020 10:08PM
imagePetition: Accountability for the Incident Regarding a Black UCI Alumna at UC Irvine
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by Black Student Union at UC-Irvine
UCI Black Student Union and United Students Against Sweatshops Demand for Accountability Regarding the Incident on February 20, 2020...
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 1:11PM
textChina uses forced labor in factories making American products by Lynda Carson
Forced labor in factories that make products for American companies, including some of the companies listed further below such as GAP Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, Apple which is headquartered in nearby Cupertino, Cisco Systems which is headquartered in San Jose, or Google which is headquartered in Mountain View!...
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2020 9:43PM
textDying to work at Amazon by Muffy Sunde
The Human cost of obscene profits...
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:09PM
imageThe 2019 China Wuhan Coronavirus & (BSL-4) Biotech Warfare Labs with Dr. Francis Boyle
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by Labor Video Project
Dr. Frances Boyle talks about the Wuhan Coronavirus and how in his view it is a genetically engineered bioweapon that was accidentally released from the Wuhan Biosafety (BSL-4) laboratory....
Posted: Thu Feb 6, 2020 10:51PM
imageWorkWeek On USMCA NAFTA 2.0 USMCA With UE Kari Thompson
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by WorkWeek
WorkWeek interviews UE International Strategies director Kari Thompson about United States Mexico Canada USMCS trade agreement which is known as NAFTA 2.0 by the Washington Post and other corporate media. She discusses how it will continue the anti-labor policies of corporate America both in the US and Mexico. The agreement is supported by Trump, the US corporations and billionaires, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats along with AFL-CIO president Trumpka along with all US unions except the IAM ...
Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:13AM
imageMassive Strike Paralyzing France Erupts on Thursday
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Over 80% of nation’s transportation halted as working people strike. Government acknowledges over 800,000 in streets. Strikers claim 1.5 million....
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2019 3:00PM
imageICTSI Global Union Busting Threatening MUA & ILWU Longshore Workers
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by Labor Video Project
MUA Sydney Branch Deputy Secretary Paul Keating talks about the union busting role the company ICTSI which has sued the ILWU and won $97 million which threatens the union. This company has also attacked the Maritime Union of Australia...
Posted: Wed Dec 4, 2019 9:21AM
imageLargest McStrike launched at 6 South London stores
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by Fast Food Rights
October 25, 2019 - The Bakers Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) will today notify 6 London McDonald’s stores that its members will go on strike on 12 November as part of an international day of action for fast food workers’ rights....
Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:22AM
textNNU Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly & UAW GM Strike Scab Threat by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek radio hears about the Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly in San Francisco on September 13, 14 and 15th. We then talk with GM auto workers about the national strike and the threat of scabs at some plants....
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:03PM
imageHong Kong & The Termination of Cathay's Flight Attendant Ass. Pres. Rebecca Sy
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by Labor Video Project
Rebecca Sy, president of Cathay Dragon's Flight Attendants Association discusses her firing and the growing repression against working people in Hong Kong. She. also discusses the social conditions of the working class in Hong Kong....
Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:05AM
textThe Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality by Rainer Mausfeld
Democracy promises the greatest possible freedom from social fear and social determination. Democracy means renouncing on one of the most effective rule techniques: the systematic production of social fear. When those exercising power systematically generate fears, they block social judgment and paralyze readiness for decisions and actions....
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:15PM
textThe Idol Totters by Michael Kratke and Georg Rammer
Economists oppose the austerity religion and demand investments. Germans ardently believe in economic fairy-tales, that the 2007/2008 world financial crisis was a result of excessive state indebtedness, that state debts burden future generations, and that state debts always led to hyper-inflation. This only happened in a few special cases....
Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 3:59AM
text"We Gotta Get Out of this Place" by Anselm Jappe
Bourgeois theorists have always believed capitalism to be “everlasting” because, they claim, it is in accordance with “human nature.” For them, all crises are only cyclical and transient: they are understood to be the result of imbalances between supply and demand, or are even praised as a form of “creative destruction.” This interview is from www.exit-online.org, 2/23/2016...
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:12AM
imageThe SF Mime Troupe, SF Chronicle & The Treasure Island Cover-up
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by WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio on KPFA looks at the recent SF Mime Troupe play which was panned by the SF Chronicle reviewer. WorkWeek then hears from the SF Chron editor Audrey Cooper who talks about the powerful figures who are threatening their. reporters because of their stories on Hunters Point and Treasure Island. WorkWeek then hears from Treasure Island residents and Tetra Tech whistleblowers and former Cal-OSHA medical director Dr. Larry Rose about the failure to inspect sites and defend whistlebl...
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:47PM
textHerbert Marcuse: The One-Dimensional Man by J. Schuttler, J. Scholz and Y. Rudolph
"Manipulation of needs" is one of the control instruments. Rulers change needs through manipulation. False needs are needs imposed from above like the need for production and consumption of useless things. The need for freedom no longer exists. While individuals are manipulated and indoctrinated, they should be able to distinguish false and true needs....
Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2019 7:18AM