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Labor

  1. vaccinations
    Should Restaurant Owners Require Staff to Get Vaccinated?A controversial firing addresses a difficult question.
  2. covid-19
    New York Takes On Amazon Over COVID Safety MeasuresIn a lawsuit, State Attorney General Letitia James alleges that the company put workers at risk of infection.
  3. politics
    Biden Instantly Fires Trump-Appointed Anti-Worker AttorneyBrought back to Washington by Trump to defend employers and bust unions, the Reagan attorney who broke the PATCO strike got his own walking papers.
  4. getting around
    Can a Worker-Owned App Pull Drivers From Uber and Lyft?A cooperative tries to revolutionize ride sharing.
  5. labor
    Nevada Sex Workers Are Getting Stiffed by Brothels, the Government — and COVIDBarred from both working and receiving unemployment benefits, sex workers are struggling to survive the inequality of the socially distanced economy.
  6. strike
    Nearly 800 Philly Nurses Strike Over Staffing ShortagesAfter months on the front lines of the pandemic, nurses are now battling their employers, too.
  7. wolves in wokes clothing
    Uber and Lyft’s Proposition 22 Win Is a Warning Shot to DemocratsCorporations co-opted the language of social justice to screw workers, and the party is too comfortable with it.
  8. labor
    Florida Becomes Latest State to Pass a $15 Minimum WageIt will be raised annually through 2026 and then adjusted for inflation every year after.
  9. the top line
    The World’s Best BureaucratAs chairman of the Federal Reserve during the pandemic, Jerome Powell has managed to do something almost unimaginable in Washington: a good job.
  10. q&a
    The Conservative Case for Organized LaborA dissident conservative think tank — and Marco Rubio — is calling on the GOP to embrace collective-bargaining rights.
  11. labor
    NBA Playoffs to Resume, New Social Justice Initiatives AnnouncedGames will resume on Saturday, team arenas will be converted into polling locations this fall, and a new social justice coalition has been formed.
  12. federal reserve
    In Historic Move, Fed Will No Longer Kill Jobs to Fight Phantom InflationFor decades, the central bank has deliberately slowed growth whenever unemployment got “too low.” Jerome Powell says that era is over.
  13. education
    Unfriendly Divisions: Union-Busting and Quakerism Collide at Brooklyn FriendsA liberal Quaker school says that having a union violates its beliefs. That’s news to parents and teachers.
  14. post office
    “Why Would You Privatize Something the People Own?”Cuts threaten the U.S. Postal Service, one of America’s last great public institutions.
  15. labor
    Bill de Blasio Is Picking a Fight He Might Not Be Able to WinThe mayor wants to reopen school buildings whether teachers like it or not.
  16. mcdonald’s
    McDonald’s Still Has a Lot to Do to Address Sexual HarassmentSuing the former CEO is only the start for a company that does not require sexual-harassment training at its privately held franchises.
  17. conservatism
    ‘Working Class’ Conservatism Doesn’t Work Without UnionsSelf-styled “populist” Republicans — who oppose pro-labor policies — are just Reaganites in different clothes.
  18. labor
    Teachers Aren’t Sacrificial Lambs. No Essential Worker Is.Don’t blame school workers for trying to protect themselves from danger.
  19. education
    Did America Set Public Schools Up to Fail?States underfunded public schools for years. COVID-19 is about to make things worse.
  20. labor
    Florida Teachers Are Suing Ron DeSantisThe governor’s reopening strategy puts them in life-threatening danger, they say.
  21. labor
    Racism Is a Working-Class ProblemThe Strike for Black Lives reminds America that racial justice and economic justice are linked.
  22. labor
    McDonald’s Workers Have Filed a Federal Civil Rights LawsuitThree Black workers say they experienced sustained racial discrimination on the job.
  23. covid-19
    America’s Teachers Face an Impossible ChoiceTwo years ago, teachers walked out over pay and school funding. As the debate over reopening rages, some are preparing to walk out again.
  24. labor
    Walmart Decides to Try Caring About Its WorkersMonths after Walmart associates started dying from COVID, stores will require masks.
  25. covid-19
    Disney World Is Reopening. Some Workers Are Worried.The Disney’s flagship theme park reopens this weekend. But has the company done enough to protect workers from the coronavirus?
  26. covid-19
    Amazon’s Coronavirus Problem Is Worse Than It Let OnA COVID outbreak in Minneapolis is much worse than the company has admitted.
  27. covid-19
    Vegas Workers Are Suing Flavortown, Sort OfA formidable Las Vegas union has sued several casino companies for putting workers at risk.
  28. coronavirus
    Essential Workers Are Still Dying From CoronavirusTrump wants life to go back to normal. But the virus is still killing workers.
  29. police
    Seattle-Area Labor Council Expels Cop UnionThe move comes amid broader calls for labor to isolate cop unions.
  30. labor
    To Truly Protect LGBTQ Workers, Get Rid of At-Will EmploymentWeak labor protections leave workers vulnerable to discrimination.
  31. labor
    America Is Paying a High Price for Cheap MeatOur nation’s exceptionally weak labor protection for meatpacking workers is fueling its exceptionally lethal pandemic.
  32. george floyd
    Protests Are Galvanizing Demands to Take Cops Out of SchoolsSome teachers unions have demanded police-free schools for years, but they face major obstacles.
  33. labor
    Walmart Workers Are Dying From Coronavirus. Now They Want a Seat at the Table.Associates are lobbying investors for the right to be considered for seats on the company’s board of directors.
  34. the economy
    An Economist Who Called the 2008 Crash Says We’re In for a Long DepressionNouriel Roubini predicted the 2008 crash. Now, he’s warning that the America is hurtling toward food riots — and then a decade-spanning depression.
  35. inequality
    McDonald’s Wants to Reopen Its Dining Rooms. Workers Say Not So Fast.Workers in 20 cities went on strike to protest the chain’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  36. coronavirus
    A Brief History of Elon Musk’s Bizarre Pandemic BehaviorThe alleged tech genius is reopening Tesla’s factories in defiance of a Bay Area stay-at-home order.
  37. the media
    Hearst Loses Big at the National Labor Relations BoardThe media giant waged a hostile anti-union campaign last year.
  38. coronavirus
    Workers Are No Longer Heroes, Kroger ConcludesThe grocery-store chain is ending “hero pay” nationwide.
  39. coronavirus
    A Call Center Giant Is Responding to COVID-19, But Not Its Own EmployeesA federal contractor is making millions off the pandemic while workers struggle to stay safe.
  40. labor
    GOP’s Coronavirus Stimulus Priority: Make Workers Poorer, Less SafeRepublicans are fighting to cut unemployment benefits and let employers flout workplace safety standards.
  41. coronavirus
    This May Day, Honor Labor by Compensating ItLabor is entitled to the wealth it creates. It deserves more than temporary hazard pay.
  42. coronavirus
    Amazon Walkouts Are SpreadingWorkers in Minnesota walked out last weekend, and other protests are planned.
  43. coronavirus
    Trump Is Ready to Let Tyson Foods Work People to DeathThe president wants to keep meatpacking plants open no matter what.
  44. coronavirus
    Columbia Graduate Students Are Going on StrikeMany have also said they’ll stop paying rent to the university over its handling of COVID-19.
  45. coronavirus
    Amazon Workers Protest: ‘They Don’t Care Enough About Us’Activists say over 300 workers called out of their shifts nationwide to protest Amazon’s handling of the pandemic.
  46. coronavirus
    The U.S. Postal Service Needs Help Now: ‘The Situation Is Absolutely Dire’A conversation with Mark Dimondstein, the president of the American Postal Workers Union.
  47. coronavirus
    Customer Behavior Is Making Life Even Harder for Grocery Store WorkersStores and customers alike could do more to keep essential workers safe.
  48. labor
    Trump’s Labor Department Fights to Protect Workers From BenefitsEugene Scalia is working hard to shield Uber drivers from the threat of income support.
  49. coronavirus
    Workers Are Trying to Avert a Deadly COVID-19 DisasterCOVID-19 has life-and-death stakes. Workers know that.
  50. coronavirus
    The Coronavirus Is Radicalizing WorkersThe working class was already in crisis before the coronavirus. Now they’re angrier than ever.
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