Without help from major labor unions or members of the national Democratic Party — like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), who they say abandoned them — Amazon workers in Staten Island fought to form a union on their own. Against overwhelming odds, they won the right to organize.
For many, this Labor Day marks a fundamental shift in the nature of work. While no one expected that a pandemic, however disruptive in the short term, would fundamentally alter the workplace, it has. Suddenly, we are in what my guest on this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast, workplace expert and professor of management Scott Behson, calls the “great resignation.”
A record 4 million Americans quit their jobs in April, looking for more money and better working conditions and reassessing their lives after the pandemic.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Great Depression was characterized by unemployment, homelessness, hunger, bankruptcies, home foreclosures, dust, drought, and inequality in the distribution of wealth. And America’s infrastructure was crumbling. Sound familiar?
Largest private security firm takes another boycott hit over role in Palestinian rights abuses.
Israeli blockade saps livelihoods, and PA offers no protection.
Striking workers have been threatened with loss of pay by the Palestinian Authority.
If Israeli apartheid falls, it will not just be a victory for Palestine, but a taste of liberation for the whole world.
Published on Aug 17, 2014 Labor activists in the United States and Canada are blocking an Israeli ship from docking in US harbors. The Israeli boat has officially delayed its scheduled arrival in Oakland, California.
Peter B. Collins Presents Melinda St. Louis of Public Citizen