Stories tagged: "labor"


Why Unions and Labor Advocates Are Worried About Amy Coney Barrett
Amy Coney Barrett Could Be Catastrophic for Worker Protections and Labor Rights

With the impending confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, labor experts are concerned that a 6-3 conservative court could further erode worker protections.

Strike for justice protesters are seen Monday, July 20, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
IN PHOTOS: Thousands Walked Off Jobs to Call for Better Treatment of Black Workers

Workers from the service industry and the gig economy rallied with organized labor Monday to protest systemic racism and economic inequality.

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Thousands of Workers Are Going on Strike for Black Lives Today. Here Are Their Demands.

Tens of thousands of frontline workers across the country are going on strike Monday to protest systemic racism and police brutality and to demand that corporations and the government take action to address white supremacy, end economic exploitation of Black workers, and allow all workers to unionize.

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Labor Secretary Scalia Calls Reopening Workplaces ‘Safe’ as COVID-19 Spikes Across U.S.

The partial economic recovery in June was spurred on by states rushing to reopen. So has the uptick in coronavirus cases.

Chris Smalls, center, wears a bandana while leading workers in a protest at Amazon's fulfillment center in Staten Island, N.Y., calling for the company to improve working conditions at the warehouse as COVID-19 continues to spread, Monday March 30, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
‘He’s Not Smart or Articulate’: How Amazon Planned to Smear Fired Strike Organizer

According to leaked meeting notes, Amazon wanted to make a former employee who was fired earlier this week "the face of the entire union/organizing movement."

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Whole Foods, Amazon, and Instacart: The Coronavirus Crisis Could Be a ‘Watershed Moment’ for Unions

Labor experts say these strikes and the increase in organizing activities showcase the failure of American corporations to treat workers with dignity.

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Did Britney Spears Just Call for a General Strike on Instagram?

Hinting further that she may hold radical politics, Spears signed off her caption with three rose emojis, the official symbol of the Democratic Socialists of America.