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How the pandemic undermines low income workers

Corporations are using COVID-19 as an excuse to treat low-wage workers as disposable The post How the pandemic undermines low income workers appeared first on…

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Posted in #Police #TheRealNews black lives matter organized labor reform unions

Lawmaker Says Union Fired Him For Pushing Police Reform

Organized labor must confront police unions’ opposition to meaningful accountability, says Delegate Gabriel Acevero. The post Lawmaker Says Union Fired Him For Pushing Police Reform…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews AFSCME COVID-19 Larry Hogan maryland ppe testing unions

‘Children Are Infected, Inmates Are Dying’

Maryland’s largest public sector union staged a socially-distanced protest to demand more PPE, testing, and safer working conditions. The post ‘Children Are Infected, Inmates Are…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Democrats #Economy #Military #TheRealNews #Trump COVID-19 pandemic unemployment unions workers

A Just Reopening Prioritizes People Over Profits

As Trump’s “reopening” endangers lives, Democrats must advance policy that gives working people something to fight for, argues In These Times’ Sarah Lazare. The post…

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Posted in #Socialism #TheRealNews anarchists capitalism class struggle COVID-19 labor labor organizing labor rights labor strike May Day picket lines protests solidarity unions walkouts workers rights Working Class

Refocusing May Day On The Revolutionary Struggle For Workers’ Rights

The revolutionary history of May Day is recognized around the world in a way that should inspire workers in the United States to continue their…

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Posted in #Healthcare #TheRealNews AFL-CIO bernie sanders Elizabeth Warren health insurance labor movement Mark Dudzic Medicare for All Nevada Culinary Workers Richard Trumka single payer unions

Is Medicare for All Bad for Union-Negotiated Healthcare?

The argument that Medicare for All will hurt workers because it abolishes hard-earned healthcare benefits of unionized workers has repeatedly been used against Sanders and…

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Posted in #TheRealNews American Nazi Party Communist Workers Party Communists Greensboro Massacre Ku Klux Klan nazis Police Corruption unions white supremacy Working Class

Forgetting About Greensboro Keeps Us Unprepared for White Supremacist Violence

Jacqueline Luqman talks with Rev. Nelson Johnson, one of the survivors of the Greensboro Massacre, about how knowing this history of white supremacist violence might…

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Posted in #Strike #TheRealNews auto workers Contract Agreements UAW unions

UAW and GM Reach a Deal, But Will Autoworkers Support It?

Two former autoworker leaders examine how the militancy of rank and file union membership carried the current strike, how it could transform unions, and how…

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Ending Temp Workers Is at Center of Auto Workers Strike

Auto Worker Jesse Kelly talks about the oppression of being a temp worker, how it keeps workers impoverished & works to diminish unions The post…

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Why Does Teen Vogue Need a Labor Column?

Teen Vogue labor reporter Kim Kelly talks about writing about labor for glossy magazines, reporting on direct action, how unions should respond to the climate…

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Posted in #Canada #TheRealNews Jane and Finch temp workers Toronto unionizing unions

Toronto Temp Workers Organize in City’s Poorest Neighborhood

Jane and Finch residents, who make up Toronto’s poorest and most diverse neighborhood, are increasingly organizing to confront temp agencies that are exploiting them The…

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Hopkins Hospital and Nurses Reach Settlement On Unionization Efforts

A battle over nurses’ right to organize at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore reached an inflection point last week when the sprawling institution…

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Posted in #Democrats #Economy #TheRealNews 2020 barack obama Crime Bill Donald Trump Jacqueline Luqman jeff cohen Joe Biden Kamau Franklin labor NAFTA TPP trade unions unions workers

Biden’s Real Union & Labor Track Record

Biden has presented himself as a friend of unions. But does he have a record of showing up for workers? Kamau Franklin and Jeff Cohen…

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Posted in #Canada #TheRealNews Canadian Auto Workers GM oshawa Sam Gindin unions

Oshawa GM Plant Workers “Collateral Damage”

The GM plant in Oshawa has shrunk from 23,000 jobs in early 1980’s to 300 today.  Taxpayers bailed out GM to save jobs and productive…

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