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Kathy Andrade, Unionist Who Fought for Immigrant Workers, Dies at 88

Kathy Andrade, Unionist Who Fought for Immigrant Workers, Dies at 88

Kathy Andrade, a longtime garment union activist in New York City and a native of El Salvador who pushed the labor movement to embrace immigrants rather than view them as threatening the livelihoods of American-born workers, died on July 2 in Manhattan. She was 88.The cause was cardiac arrest, her husband, Jorge Colon, said.From the early 1960s to 1995, Ms. Andrade was director of education for Local 23-25 of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, a large and influential chapter in New York. But the title alone hardly conveyed her impact on her union, which represents men and women...

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Amazon workers leading a historic push for unionization in Alabama describe midnight 'education' meetings, an unexpected mailbox, and streams of anti-union flyers as they go up against one of the world's most powerful companies

Amazon workers leading a historic push for unionization in Alabama describe midnight 'education' meetings, an unexpected mailbox, and streams of anti-union flyers as they go up against one of the world's most powerful companies

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Six thousand warehouse workers in Alabama could soon decide the future of a $1.5 trillion tech giant and its 560,000 employees worldwide.One of those employees, Darryl Richardson, 51, said he was thrilled to work for Amazon when it opened a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, in March 2020. But within weeks his excitement waned. He said he watched workers get fired after violating social-distancing rules and be slapped with write-ups for taking time from work to use the...

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Bernie Sanders rips into Jeff Bezos: 'You are worth $182 billion ... why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers' from unionizing?

Bernie Sanders rips into Jeff Bezos: 'You are worth $182 billion ... why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers' from unionizing?

The word "Insider".Set up laterTwo crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.At a hearing on Wednesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke critically about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, to testify, and Elon Musk, the two wealthiest men."Bezos and Musk now own more wealth than the bottom 40%. Meanwhile, we're looking at more hunger in America than at any time in decades," Sanders said in his opening remarks at the Senate Budget Committee hearing, which was titled The Income and Wealth Inequality Crisis in America."If he was with us this...

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GameStop trader 'Roaring Kitty' slipped a reference to the viral cat-lawyer meme into his Congressional testimony: 'I am not a cat'

GameStop trader 'Roaring Kitty' slipped a reference to the viral cat-lawyer meme into his Congressional testimony: 'I am not a cat'

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...Retail investor Keith Gill, better known as on YouTube, worked an inside internet joke into his opening remarks to Congress during a hearing to discuss the GameStop trading events.Gill referenced a viral video in which a lawyer found himself accidentally turned into a cat thanks to a Zoom filter."A few things I am not," Gill told the House's Committee on Financial Services on Thursday. "I am not a cat. I am not an institutional investor....

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Workers who leave unsafe jobs during the pandemic could still receive unemployment benefits under a new Biden proposal

Workers who leave unsafe jobs during the pandemic could still receive unemployment benefits under a new Biden proposal

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Something is loading.Loading...President Joe Biden on Friday announced plans to protect workers who refuse unsafe working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing them to receive unemployment benefits should they leave their jobs.The move is part of the Biden administration's executive order detailing an "all-of-government effort to provide equitable emergency economic relief."  The move a plan for Biden to ask the Department of Labor "to...

Jan 22
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