Labor

Stir Crazy!

May 1, 2020
Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join your favorite Real News correspondents as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

Workers Are Fighting Back

April 30, 2020

Labor journalist Sarah Jaffe says despite unprecedented challenges, working people are finding new ways to organize for basic protections during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fired Amazon Worker Chris Smalls: Support May Day Strikers

April 28, 2020

Frontline workers across the world are organizing wildcat strikes on May Day, demanding protective gear and hazard pay from companies making record profits.

Amazon Workers Hold Nationwide Strikes As COVID-19 Sweeps Warehouses

April 22, 2020

Fired Amazon employee Chris Smalls says workers will protest until they feel protected, while Amazon-owned Whole Foods is ranking stores where employees are most likely to unionize.

‘We’re Not Treated Like We’re Essential. We’re Treated Like We’re Disposable.’

April 8, 2020

Amazon is using COVID-19 rules to control their employees, not to protect them, says an Amazon worker who took part in the fourth strike at a Chicago facility.

Nurses Protest Extreme Shortages Of Protective Gear

April 6, 2020

Frontline medical professionals across the country warn of the potentially deadly consequences of a lack of personal protective equipment.

Fired Amazon Worker Chris Smalls Responds To Leaked Smear Campaign Plans

April 3, 2020

Amazon executives described Smalls as “not smart or articulate.” Smalls was fired after organizing a walkout over employee safety at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse.

Will The Baltimore Orioles Step Up To The Plate For Their Concession Workers?

March 27, 2020

700 people who serve beer, hot dogs, and more at baseball games in Baltimore don’t yet know if they will be compensated for games canceled because of COVID-19.

Sanitation Workers Strike Over Lack Of Protection From Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

Pittsburgh sanitation workers were sent home with pay after they refused to pick up trash due to unsafe working conditions.

Corporations Are Protecting Their Profits From COVID-19, Not Their Workers

March 20, 2020

Trump is offering big business billions of dollars as the pandemic spreads, and almost nothing for their stranded employees. But real protection for workers has to be much more than a $1000 check.