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Which Essential Workers Should Get Vaccinated First? States Face A Painful Decision

194 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

["When the coronavirus pandemic first started, John Costa, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, lost sleep wondering if the bus drivers that his union represents should be pulled off the job to avoid getting si...

Watch How Your Thanksgiving Food Is Grown, And Humanize The Farm Workers Behind It

97 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

["America’s largest union of farmworkers has spent the days leading up to Thanksgiving showing just how much effort goes into food production before millions of families prepare to tuck into green bean casseroles, swe...

Publix Worker’s Family Blames Anti-Mask Policy For COVID-19 Death

278 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

["The family of a 70-year-old Florida Publix worker who died from the coronavirus in April is suing the supermarket chain, claiming its prohibition against workers wearing masks at the start of the pandemic directly c...

Amazon Warehouse Workers File For Union Election In Alabama

50 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

["Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama have filed a petition to hold a union election, setting the stage for a high-profile labor battle inside the online retail giant. Although Amazon’s logistics workers bargain coll...

Laid-Off Workers Lobby For Unemployment Benefits To Continue

98 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

["Stephanie Freed and Grant McDonald aren’t lobbyists, but they’re orchestrating a sophisticated campaign pressuring senators to save the federal unemployment benefits that are expiring next month. When those benefit...

Frontline Workers, Hospitals Overwhelmed With Virus Cases

90 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

["Overwhelmed hospitals are converting chapels, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hallways, even a parking garage into patient treatment areas. Staff members are desperately calling around to other medical centers in search ...

Watching Election Workers Process Ballots Is The New Comfort-Food Television

63 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

["Move over, “Great British Bake Off” — my new favorite comfort-food television is watching the Philadelphia City Commissioners office’s livestream of election workers processing some of Pennsylvania’s millions of mai...

Domestic Workers Still Struggling, Many Jobless Months Into Pandemic

124 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

["House cleaners, nannies and home care workers across the country continue to face dramatic economic losses months into the coronavirus pandemic, with no relief in sight. A survey of over 20,000 Spanish-speaking dom...

Uber, Lyft Are Spending Millions To Fight Labor Protections For Their Workers

149 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

["Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/ HuffPost; Photos: Getty About a year ago, Steve Smith stood outside a press conference at a hotel in Sacramento where Uber, Lyft and DoorDash announced plans to spend millions on a stat...