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Teamsters Union Faces Revolt From Members Over UPS Contracts

Dave Jamieson Huffington Post
When UPS workers in western Pennsylvania held a vote on their new collective bargaining agreement earlier this year, 96 percent of them voted against it. But it appears the national union leadership plans to implement the contract anyway.

‘Colony of Hell’: 911 Calls From Inside Amazon Warehouses

Max Zahn, Sharif Paget The Daily Beast
Between October 2013 and October 2018, emergency workers were summoned to Amazon warehouses at least 189 times for suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and other mental-health episodes, according to 911 call police and ambulance logs.

Sex Work is Work

Riley Renegade and Kressent Pottenger New Labor Forum
The term "sex worker" is becoming more ubiquitous over time, and some workers are organizing to fight for better conditions.

Teachers Urge Divestment from Private Prisons

Negin Owliaei Inequality.org
As the movement for justice in education grows, divesting from prison profiteers is a concrete way educators can join the call to end mass incarceration.

From Exploited to Empowered – My Journey as a Domestic Worker

Novelita Palisoc iloblog.org
Novelita Palisoc became a domestic worker to support her family in the Philippines. She now is president of a local union affiliated with the International Domestic Workers’ Federation, a global organization of half a million domestic workers.

Strike Wave Wins Raises for Mexican Factory Workers

Paolo Marinaro and Dan DiMaggio Labor Notes
Workers in Mexico are striking for higher pay. With a new president in office, it may be that Mexican workers see improvements they haven't seen in many years.