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UC Workers Organize For Salaries That Keep Pace With Cost Of Living

UC Workers Organize For Salaries That Keep Pace With Cost Of Living

In the months before the coronavirus pandemic abruptly halted the United States economy in March 2020, graduate student workers and faculty members in the University of California system aggressively pushed for cost-of-living salary adjustments through strikes, protests, and rallies on campuses.Though COVID-19 shutdowns and transitions to remote learning these organizing efforts ahead of a for a system-wide strike, workers in the UC system adapted organizing efforts to be conducted remotely, recently securing enough union authorization cards to represent at all ten campuses in the UC system...

June 15, 2021
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Graduate Workers Unions At NYU And Columbia University Vote To Strike

Graduate Workers Unions At NYU And Columbia University Vote To Strike

Graduate workers at New York University and Columbia University, the two largest universities in New York City, are in the midst of a contentious labor battle with their administrations to eliminate the economic uncertainty, which has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NYU Graduate Student Organizing Committee, which is affiliated with the United Auto Workers, announced on April 9 that their union members voted overwhelmingly—with of the vote—to authorize a strike because contract negotiations have dragged on for the past nine months.The strike vote came after NYU...

April 13, 2021
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‘I don’t have a choice’: childcare cost preventing US women from returning to work

‘I don’t have a choice’: childcare cost preventing US women from returning to work

The pandemic has worsened childcare issues in terms of their expense, the low pay for workers and lack of accessibility Fri 5 Nov 2021 05.00 EDTLast modified on Fri 5 Nov 2021 05.02 EDTThe high costs and lack of access to childcare is preventing many thousands of women from returning to the workforce in the United States despite a widespread labor shortage.Childcare systems in America were already facing significant problems in terms of their expense, the low pay for workers, and lack of accessibility for families before to the pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened these issues as...

Nov 5
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Alabama warehouse workers on track to reject forming Amazon’s first US union

Alabama warehouse workers on track to reject forming Amazon’s first US union

Results have not yet been finalized, but workers so far have voted 1,100-463 against forming a union at the Bessemer facility and agenciesThu 8 Apr 2021 21.32 EDTFirst published on Thu 8 Apr 2021 11.02 EDTVote counting kicked off on Thursday in a consequential unionization drive at an warehouse in Alabama, an effort seen as one of the most important labor fights in recent American history.While results have not yet been finalised, it appeared Thursday evening that warehouse workers were on track to reject unionization by a 2-1 margin, with almost half the votes counted. Vote counting will...

April 9, 2021
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AT&T said Trump's tax cut would create jobs – now it's laying off thousands of workers

AT&T said Trump's tax cut would create jobs – now it's laying off thousands of workers

The telecoms giant has closed hundreds of stores and cut 3,400 jobs amid the pandemicTue 30 Mar 2021 03.00 EDTLast modified on Tue 30 Mar 2021 10.39 EDTSince the coronavirus pandemic began, the telecoms giant AT&T has announced permanent closures of hundreds of retail stores around the US and laid off thousands of workers.The closures and losses include retail stores announced in November and December 2020 and announced in June 2020, including an estimated 3,400 cuts in technician, clerical, managerial and executive roles.The moves come despite the company’s keen support for a major...

March 30, 2021
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‘They don’t care’: US supermarket chain shutters stores after hazard pay rules

‘They don’t care’: US supermarket chain shutters stores after hazard pay rules

Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US, lays off employees after local ordinance on hazard pay passed in Los AngelesFri 26 Mar 2021 05.00 EDTLast modified on Fri 26 Mar 2021 08.30 EDTKroger, the in the US which makes hundred of millions of dollars in profits, is shutting down grocery stores and laying off scores of employees in response to local hazard pay rules for essential workers even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.Maria Hernandez has worked at Ralphs grocery stores for 25 years before she recently found out her store would be shutting down. She’s worked through...

March 26, 2021
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14-hour days and no bathroom breaks: Amazon's overworked delivery drivers

14-hour days and no bathroom breaks: Amazon's overworked delivery drivers

Drivers report being underpaid and having to urinate in bottles in their vehicles to keep up with delivery ratesThu 11 Mar 2021 05.00 ESTLast modified on Thu 11 Mar 2021 16.39 ESTJames Meyers worked as a driver for several delivery service providers in Austin, Texas, for about one year until he quit in October 2020 citing the immense workloads and poor working conditions.Fourteen-hour shifts were common because delivery service providers wouldn’t allow drivers to return any packages from their routes and the pressure to meet delivery rates meant Meyers used a plastic bottle to go to the...

March 11, 2021
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‘I don’t have money for food’: millions of unemployed in US left without benefits

‘I don’t have money for food’: millions of unemployed in US left without benefits

Delays, backlogs of claims and errors have left workers without any unemployment benefits while out of work due to CovidTue 2 Mar 2021 03.00 ESTLast modified on Tue 2 Mar 2021 13.18 ESTBefore the pandemic hit Stephanie Gaither worked as a driver for Uber and Lyft in Indianapolis, Indiana, making around $600 to $900 weekly. Now she is facing eviction and has her utilities shut off.Like millions of other Americans who have seen their work dry up as the virus has spread, Gaither has fallen through the huge holes in the US’s unemployment benefits system. Her unemployment benefits expired in...

March 2, 2021
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'We need $15': US minimum wage ruling a personal blow for millions of workers

'We need $15': US minimum wage ruling a personal blow for millions of workers

Workers have criticized setback and are pushing elected officials to figure out a way to still pass a $15 federal minimum wageFri 26 Feb 2021 12.03 ESTLast modified on Fri 26 Feb 2021 13.01 ESTBill Thompson, 50, has worked in food service in Independence, Missouri, for over 30 years. He currently works at Burger King, making $10.30 an hour. With his current wages, he avoids seeking medical care because of the costs, and explained his family has struggled to afford basic necessities.He’s one of many low-wage workers around the US who have been organizing and fighting for a $15 minimum wage...

February 26, 2021
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Despite Eviction Moratorium, Financial Assistance Slow To Reach Tenants

Despite Eviction Moratorium, Financial Assistance Slow To Reach Tenants

Tenants across the United States, who have fallen behind on rent during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of losing their job or reduced work hours, received a sign of hope as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued another of the eviction moratorium. But landlord groups are in federal court to block enforcement of the moratorium. The eviction moratorium was extended until October 3 for most communities in the U.S. and in spite of millions of dollars in to Democrats from real estate interests. Yet, despite the moratorium, relief still has been slow to reach tenants.Dawn Foust of...

Aug 9
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