Stories tagged: "strike"


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‘CEOs Don’t Care About Our Lives’: These Essential Workers Are Walking Off Their Jobs Today

It's International Workers' Day, and these employees are fighting for their rights.

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Tens of Thousands of Tenants Are Planning the Largest Rent Strike in Decades

About a third of renters didn’t pay rent in April, and with the number of unemployed at over 26 million and counting, even more are expected to have trouble paying in May.

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.

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Tired of Cutbacks and Low Pay, North Carolina Teachers Consider Striking

The North Carolina Association of Educators is gauging interest to see how far teachers are willing to go to push back against draconian cuts to public education.