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This Is What Happens When Workers Don’t Control Their Own Lives

Jamelle Bouie New York Times
For a vast majority of Americans democracy ends when work hours begin. Most people in this country are subject, as workers, to the nearly unmediated authority of their employers, which can discipline, sanction or fire them for nearly any reason

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Diary of a Pandemic Shop Steward

Joseph Healy Transform!
Union membership in the UK hit a historic low (23%) a few years ago. The pandemic has reminded many workers that the unions are their protective shield in a situation where employers were ordering them back to work in unsafe circumstances.

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Bus Drivers and The Right to Pee

TransitCenter StreetsBlogDenver
“We’re in a different world today, where management is all about the money and the company’s bottom line, but where’s the dignity of a person?”

Americans Deserve Safer Jobs

Matt Sedlar CEPR Blue Collar Jobs Tracker
There are thousands of accidents across the United States every year that could be prevented by stronger safety and health regulations and enforcement.

New Study Reveals Just How Brutal Meat and Poultry Work Is for Workers

Elizabeth Grossman In These Times
The meat and poultry industry remains exceptionally dangerous, despite a decline in reported injuries and illnesses over the past 10 years, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Further, says the report, the injury and illness rates reflected in Department of Labor numbers are significantly underreported.
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