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Organize a Worker Fightback in the Face of the COVID-19

Carl Rosen, Andrew Dinkelaker and Gene Elk Working In These Times
Now is the time for all labor organizations committed to forging a better society for working people to step up and help launch workers into the kinds of fights needed to win that future.

Federal Prison Factories Kept Running as Coronavirus Spread

By CARY ASPINWALL, KERI BLAKINGER and JOSEPH NEFF The Marshall Project
two men sewing
Prisoners have made furniture, license plates and government uniforms during the pandemic. In a factory, social distancing is almost impossible. At some factories still operating, workers did not get paper face masks until this Monday.

COVID-19 Crisis Brings Unprecedented Job Loss to Many Occupations

Jennifer Schramm AARP Blogs
Policy makers can start thinking now about how to prepare for the reopening of businesses and the rehiring of workers. Care must be taken to ensure that older workers, displaced due to COVID-19, can reenter the workforce.

Pandemics Can Mean Strike Waves

Pandemics Can Mean Strike Waves JACOBIN
During the Spanish Flu in 1919 four million workers struck, one-fifth of the workforce, a proportion never since equaled.