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How the US labor movement is getting to grips with the climate crisis

How the US labor movement is getting to grips with the climate crisis

US work & careers How the US labor movement is getting to grips with the climate crisis In Texas and West Virginia, unions are having tough conversations about the future of fossil fuels – and finding new ways to support workers transitioning from oil and coal to cleaner jobs Michael Sainato Mon 20 Sep 2021 […]

‘I worry what’s going to happen’: how Covid has made airline work risky and exhausting in the US

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‘I worry what’s going to happen’: how Covid has made airline work risky and exhausting in the US

Airline industry ‘I worry what’s going to happen’: how Covid has made airline work risky and exhausting in the US As flight attendants are forced to manage disruptive passengers, other workers in the industry get by with no health insurance or sick leave Michael Sainato Thu 16 Sep 2021 05.00 EDT Last modified on Thu […]

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Anti-masker abuse, subpar healthcare, and a 5 cent raise: CVS workers say enough is enough

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US unions Anti-masker abuse, subpar healthcare, and a 5 cent raise: CVS workers say enough is enough California employees looking for a better deal in union negotiations as the company posts record profits Michael Sainato Wed 15 Sep 2021 06.00 EDT Last modified on Wed 15 Sep 2021 07.21 EDT Thousands of workers at CVS […]

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Union seeks Hollywood ending for film industry’s tale of exploitation

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US unions Union seeks Hollywood ending for film industry’s tale of exploitation Behind the glitz many of those working in movies and TV face low wages and conditions that strike at the industry’s diversity Michael Sainato Tue 7 Sep 2021 02.00 EDT Last modified on Wed 8 Sep 2021 17.18 EDT Working in Hollywood may […]

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America celebrates Labor Day – but are US workers winning?

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US economy America celebrates Labor Day – but are US workers winning? As McDonald’s and others increase wages, some economists say the balance is shifting in favor of workers – but will it last?     Steven Greenhouse Mon 6 Sep 2021 04.00 EDT Last modified on Mon 6 Sep 2021 04.01 EDT   As […]

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‘We’re peons to them’: Nabisco factory workers on why they’re striking

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‘We’re peons to them’: Nabisco factory workers on why they’re striking While the CEO of Nabisco’s parent company is paid nearly $17m a year, plants are closing, jobs outsourced to Mexico, and older workers are unable to retire on weakened pension benefits             By Michael Sainato Mon 23 Aug 2021 […]

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‘The labor movement has lost a legend’: union boss Richard Trumka dies at 72

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US unions ‘The labor movement has lost a legend’: union boss Richard Trumka dies at 72 Trumka, a ‘relentless champion of workers’ rights’, had led the 12.5 million-member labor federation since 2009 Amanda Holpuch in New York @holpuch Thu 5 Aug 2021 14.57 EDT First published on Thu 5 Aug 2021 13.09 EDT Richard Trumka, […]

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‘We went from heroes to zeroes’: US nurses strike over work conditions

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Nursing ‘We went from heroes to zeroes’: US nurses strike over work conditions Nurses across the US are picketing over severe understaffing issues and inadequate equipment amid the pandemic Michael Sainato Fri 30 Jul 2021 06.00 EDT Last April people across America came out of quarantine each night to cheer the healthcare workers fighting to […]

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Union advocates rally in New York to support striking Alabama coalminers

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Mining Union advocates rally in New York to support striking Alabama coalminers 1,100 workers from two Warrior Met Coal mines in Brookwood have been on strike since April amid contract negotiations Lauren Aratani in New York Wed 28 Jul 2021 16.05 EDT Last modified on Wed 28 Jul 2021 16.22 EDT Coal miners and union […]

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