Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality labor

‘A burger costs $20 and I’m getting $15’: SFO Airport food workers strike for better pay

Molly Gomez has worked as a bartender at the San Francisco International Airport, the seventh busiest airport in the US and one of the busiest…

Continue Reading... ‘A burger costs $20 and I’m getting $15’: SFO Airport food workers strike for better pay
Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: International

Cuba passes historic new Family Code in nationwide referendum

This story originally appeared in Peoples Dispatch on Sept. 26, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons 4.0 (CC BY-SA) license. The people…

Continue Reading... Cuba passes historic new Family Code in nationwide referendum
Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality labor

Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library workers move to unionize

Employees of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library system have announced their intention to unionize, citing better pay, benefits for all, and greater employee input into…

Continue Reading... Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library workers move to unionize
Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality labor

Tom Morello meets the miners striking against Warrior Met Coal

If you grew up listening to heavy music in the 1990s or 2000s, you know who Tom Morello is, and have probably thrashed yourself silly…

Continue Reading... Tom Morello meets the miners striking against Warrior Met Coal
Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US Racial Justice The Marc Steiner Show water

Jackson’s long fight for environmental justice

The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, is the latest in an arc of environmental catastrophes affecting predominantly Black communities from Flint, Michigan, to New Orleans….

Continue Reading... Jackson’s long fight for environmental justice
Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality labor

Case New Holland workers’ strike enters fifth month as negotiations stall

Back in July, I took a weekend trip to Burlington, Iowa, to visit manufacturing workers at Case New Holland (CNH Industrial), who, along with their…

Continue Reading... Case New Holland workers’ strike enters fifth month as negotiations stall
Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US Racial Justice The Marc Steiner Show water

Vangela Wade: Environmental racism from Jackson to Flint

The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, is the latest in an arc of environmental catastrophes affecting predominantly Black communities from Flint, Michigan, to New Orleans….

Continue Reading... Vangela Wade: Environmental racism from Jackson to Flint
Posted in #TheRealNews Article climate crisis Economy and Inequality

Puerto Rico in ‘Total Blackout’ as Hurricane Fiona Makes Landfall

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Sept. 18, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. A “total…

Continue Reading... Puerto Rico in ‘Total Blackout’ as Hurricane Fiona Makes Landfall
Posted in #Opinion #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality labor Politics and Movements: US

I’m a railroad worker. Don’t listen to corporations’ attempts to demonize us.

As I think about generations gone by, the values people held, the moral compasses that guided them, I can’t help but wonder what our ancestors…

Continue Reading... I’m a railroad worker. Don’t listen to corporations’ attempts to demonize us.
Posted in #TheRealNews #Video Economy and Inequality labor railroad

Wall Street is holding the supply chain hostage to stop a railroad workers’ strike

The United States could see its first major railroad shut down in 30 years beginning this Friday, September 16. For months, unions and railroad corporations…

Continue Reading... Wall Street is holding the supply chain hostage to stop a railroad workers’ strike
Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US Racial Justice The Marc Steiner Show water

Kali Akuno: Jackson’s water crisis is a harbinger of things to come

Jackson, Mississippi, remains gripped in an ongoing water crisis. The task of distributing water to local residents has been largely taken up by community organizations…

Continue Reading... Kali Akuno: Jackson’s water crisis is a harbinger of things to come
Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: International Racial Justice

Chris Hedges: Monarchs belong in the dustbin of history

This article originally appeared in Scheerpost on Sept. 12, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The fawning adulation of Queen Elizabeth in the United…

Continue Reading... Chris Hedges: Monarchs belong in the dustbin of history
Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US Racial Justice The Marc Steiner Show water

Kali Akuno: Racism, Jackson’s water crisis, and the need for mass movements

Jackson, Mississippi, remains gripped in an ongoing water crisis. The task of distributing water to local residents has been largely taken up by community organizations…

Continue Reading... Kali Akuno: Racism, Jackson’s water crisis, and the need for mass movements
Posted in #TheRealNews Article climate crisis Economy and Inequality labor

EPA workers push Biden to issue climate emergency, hire more scientists

Workers at the Environmental Protection Agency are calling on President Joe Biden to issue a climate emergency declaration at the same time they’re calling for…

Continue Reading... EPA workers push Biden to issue climate emergency, hire more scientists
Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US water

Jackson, MS community orgs step up during water crisis

Residents of Jackson, Mississippi, are in the throes of a seemingly unending water crisis and a near collapse of the city’s public water system.  Jackson’s…

Continue Reading... Jackson, MS community orgs step up during water crisis
Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality labor

Amazon fires another organizer to allegedly stop Kentucky facilities unionizing

Matt Littrell has worked as a picker at the Amazon warehouse in Campbellsville, Kentucky, for the past year and a half. He’s also been one…

Continue Reading... Amazon fires another organizer to allegedly stop Kentucky facilities unionizing
Posted in #TheRealNews #Video Economy and Inequality labor Politics and Movements: US Prisons and Policing Rattling the Bars

Why unions can’t ignore incarcerated workers

An estimated two thirds of the more than one million prisoners in the United States today are incarcerated workers. With many prisoners earning less than…

Continue Reading... Why unions can’t ignore incarcerated workers
Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: International War in Ukraine

Infant death in Netherlands refugee camp sparks rally against ‘inhumane’ conditions

With chants of “refugees are welcome here,” hundreds of activists rallied in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Friday, Aug. 26, to protest the country’s “inhumane” treatment…

Continue Reading... Infant death in Netherlands refugee camp sparks rally against ‘inhumane’ conditions
Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality labor

Is the US headed for a national rail strike?

The rail industry is experiencing a self-induced crisis as a result of decades of cost-cutting, profit-maximizing executive decisions that have driven rail workers and the…

Continue Reading... Is the US headed for a national rail strike?
Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US

Jackson, Mississippi has no running water because of 50 years of infrastructure neglect

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Aug. 30, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons license. As many as 180,000 people…

Continue Reading... Jackson, Mississippi has no running water because of 50 years of infrastructure neglect
Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality

3.8 Million tenants in the US could be evicted in the next two months

This story originally appeared in Peoples Dispatch on Aug. 31, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons license. According to the United States…

Continue Reading... 3.8 Million tenants in the US could be evicted in the next two months
Posted in #TheRealNews Article Baltimore Economy and Inequality labor

MOM’s Organic Market workers vote to unionize Baltimore-area store

MOM’s Organic Market boasts its values on walls and placards throughout its stores. Among the images of small farms, from which the company sources organic…

Continue Reading... MOM’s Organic Market workers vote to unionize Baltimore-area store