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.

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.