Newsom: Washing His Hands of Our Needs

May 22, 2020

California governor Gavin Newsom released a revised budget for the state of California on May 14. Who are the targets of his spending cuts? Workers, high-needs students, the elderly

Online Townhall: Sat. May 30, 4pm (PDT), 7pm (EDT)

May 16, 2020

Opening the Economy? Their Plans and Ours The rush to open the economy has nothing to do with providing us with any real hope for our future. It is all about the profits of the banks and corporations. We won’t

Meatpacking Plants are COVID-19 Hotspots

May 8, 2020

In late April, President Trump ordered that meatpacking plants reopen after they were shut down because of COVID-19. He is more concerned about the companies’ profits than workers’ lives.

Reopening the Economy Will Send Us to Hell

April 23, 2020

this article is reprinted from Labor Notes As we head into the fifth month of the outbreak millions of working families feel like they have been kidnapped and sent to hell. As unemployment (officially reported) soars toward 30 percent or

The Digital Divide

April 4, 2020

Self-isolation thanks to the coronavirus makes everyone much more dependent on the internet. But lots of families lack reliable access

Food Deserts in a Pandemic

April 4, 2020

Residents of the Douglass Homes “affordable” housing community in Baltimore are organizing with supporters to get food during the coronavirus pandemic

France: Die first, demand later?

April 3, 2020

Many workers are shocked that they are being made to return to work with promises of protective equipment when hospitals are short of it.

GE Workers Demand Ventilator Production

April 1, 2020

On Monday, General Electric (GE) factory workers held demonstrations at two different plants, with the demand that the company use its aviation factories to produce ventilators.

How NOT to Fight a Virus

April 1, 2020

You would think that to fight the coronavirus, the government would pull together the best minds among relevant researchers and health care providers, decide what needs to get done, get industry to make the necessary supplies

Instacart Workers Protest Conditions

April 1, 2020

Instacart, a company that lets you order groceries online and have them delivered from your favorite stores, has seen a boom in business since the coronavirus has forced people to stay home.

France: Our outrage!

April 1, 2020

“I am angry and I am outraged” is the cry from the heart of a psychologist from Mulhouse hospital

Who is Essential?

March 27, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed some of the inherent shortcomings of the capitalist economic system. The recent labeling of “essential employees” during quarantine highlights the indispensability of certain jobs

Seasick

March 25, 2020

For the past couple of weeks, nurses at Kaiser Hospital have been caring for patients that came from the Grand Princess cruise ship and tested positive for coronavirus. Although there was time for the hospital to prepare before the ship docked, management implemented a training scheme only after the first confirmed cases of patients with Covid-19 arrived.

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