Labor

Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 3 | Labor Rights

Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 3 | Labor Rights

June 25, 2020

We explore the different areas of labor rights and the role we all play in their enforcement, while digging deeper into the aspect of mental health as it relates to our rights as workers.

Union Leads West Coast Port Shutdown On Juneteenth

Union Leads West Coast Port Shutdown On Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

Former political prisoner Arthur League talks about the ILWU shutdown and the campaign to free Black political prisoners, some of whom have been imprisoned for over 50 years.

Sanitation Workers Striking For PPE And Pay Replaced By Prison Labor

May 27, 2020

Dr. Talitha LeFlouria talks with TRNN about the New Orleans sanitation strike where workers were fired and replaced by prison labor from nearby Livingston Parish, and the historical roots of the exploitation of prison labor.

‘Children Are Infected, Inmates Are Dying’

May 22, 2020

Maryland’s largest public sector union staged a socially-distanced protest to demand more PPE, testing, and safer working conditions.

A Just Reopening Prioritizes People Over Profits

May 20, 2020

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

Largest Public Utility To Outsource Hundreds Of Jobs Amid Covid-19

May 9, 2020

Despite Trump’s ‘America First’ policy, the Tennessee Valley Authority is outsourcing hundreds of federal jobs overseas.

Amazon VP Quits In Support Of Fired Whistleblowers

May 6, 2020

Senior Amazon engineer Tim Bray said the firings were evidence of “a vein of toxicity running through the company culture.” We get a response from Chris Smalls, one of those fired workers.

Refocusing May Day On The Revolutionary Struggle For Workers’ Rights

May 5, 2020

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 fight.

Johns Hopkins Leads The COVID-19 Response, But Just Laid Off Its Low-Wage Workers

May 5, 2020

At a May Day rally, workers said Johns Hopkins University reneged on a commitment to give laid off workers four weeks pay.

The Obscenity Of ‘Honoring Healthcare Workers’ With Military Flyovers

May 4, 2020

“Please spend that money housing homeless and incarcerated people in safe places where they can be socially distanced,” said one nurse.