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imageUnited Airlines threatens to axe 36,000 jobs
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by Steve Filips (WSWS Repost)
In the interest of profit, United Airlines seems to be taking former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's infamous words to heart: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."...
Posted: Thu Jul 9, 2020 12:34PM
imageWorkWeek On Police Unions, Police Terror, The AFL-CIO And Labor
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by WorkWeek
WorkWeek looks at the role of the police, police terror, labor and the AFL-CIO. The police have been expelled from the MLK Jr. Labor Council in Seattle after a debate and participants discuss the issue. Also WorkWeek looks at termination of Chicago ATU 241 bus driver and Executive Board member Erek Slater....
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:44AM
imagePostal Workers caravan delivers 2 million ‘Save USPS’ petitions to Washington
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by Mark Gruenberg
WASHINGTON—[June 23] Snaking its way from the Washington Navy Yard to the U.S. Senate, a caravan of cars driven by Postal Workers delivered petitions with two million names on them, demanding lawmakers enact the Heroes Act, including its $25 billion to save the U.S. Postal Service from financial devastation the coronavirus has caused to its revenues and potential subsequent collapse....
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:00AM
textCorporate Media Are Focusing on Race -- and Dodging Class by Norman Solomon
Economic exploitation, hidden in plain sight...
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:19PM
imageGrowing anger among US workers as COVID-19 rips through workplaces
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by Tom Hall and Jerry White (WSWS Repost)
A mood of anger and opposition is taking hold among meatpacking workers in Utah, sanitation workers in Philadelphia, and automakers and health care workers in Northern California. Where will it strike next?...
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:45AM
imageNurses Join Forces Nationally to Warn Against Early Reopening
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by National Nurses United
June 2, 2020 - As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the United States, unions representing 230,000 nurses across the country have joined forces to demand hospitals and the government follow strict guidelines before any further reopening measures are taken....
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2020 4:14PM
imageRNs to Hold Vigil in Memory of El Paso RN Karla Dominguez Who Died of COVID-19
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by National Nurses United
Registered nurses will hold a memorial Wednesday night in memory of Karla Dominguez, a pediatric intensive care nurse at Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus in El Paso who died of COVID-19....
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:00PM
imageControversies About Covid-19, Biotech Safety & US China Rivalry with Sam Husseini
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by Labor Video Project
ournalist Sam Husseini with The Institute of Public Accuracy discusses the growing controversies about where Covid-19 came from, what it is and the issue of bio-tech safety and biological warfare....
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:21PM
imageThe Coronavirus is a Disaster for Sex Workers – We Need Resources!
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by US PROStitute Collective
Thousands of families in the US rely on the income from sex work to survive and have been thrown into a crisis by the coronavirus....
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:17AM
textEconomic Crisis Could Get Much Worse Says IMF by Kate Zeller
The International Monetary and Financial Committee, the leadership of the IMF, released their Spring Meetings communiqué calling coronavirus economic impacts, "unprecedented" and that "the global economic outlook is subject to high uncertainty."...
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:22AM
textIMF Calls "Great Lockdown" Worst Economic Crisis Since the Great Depression by Kate Zeller
The IMF says we face the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression because of the coronavirus....
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:55PM
imageStop The Murder! Workers, Covid-19, The Attack On Labor, Our Unions & The Fightback
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by Labor Video Project
WorkWeek hosts a national panel on transit, health and shipping and they talk about the failure of the agencies and companies to protect their health and safety. They also discuss the failure of their union officials in many cases to fight management to educate and protect their members from the virus and pandemic...
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:54AM
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