Worker Correspondents: Sam’s Club and Walmart Push Workers to Chronic Pain

By Michael Nolan Sam’s Club and Walmart routinely disregard the physical well-being of workers, leaving some workers with potentially life-long impairments, particularly those involved in filling online orders, who the company refers to as ‘fulfillment associates.’ One worker who experienced both companies’ indifference towards her health told Tribune, “Walmart and Sam’s Club are dangerous places to work.” When the worker contracted COVID-19 while working at … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Sam’s Club and Walmart Push Workers to Chronic Pain

Beaumont: ExxonMobil bloquea a los trabajadores de la refinería e intenta forzar un contrato injusto

Por Blaine Hopkins Durante casi 90 días, ExxonMobil ha bloqueado a más de 650 trabajadores sindicalizados que luchan por un mejor contrato en su refinería de Beaumont, Texas. El cierre patronal de los trabajadores tiene a la refinería operando a solo el 60% de su capacidad, ya que los trabajadores se oponen a los intentos de la compañía de eliminar las licitaciones de antigüedad, liderar … Continue reading Beaumont: ExxonMobil bloquea a los trabajadores de la refinería e intenta forzar un contrato injusto

Corresponsales obreros: Condiciones inseguras en una vieja fábrica de negro de carbón

Por Michael Nolan y un obrero de negro de carbón Los trabajadores de la central eléctrica de carbón llamada Tokai en Borger, Texas, laboran por largas horas en condiciones duras mientras los dueños ajenos cosechan las ganancias. La planta produce un componente industrial crucial llamado negro de carbón, un polvo ultra fino de carbón con usos valuables. Durante la producción, trabajadores laboran de lado a … Continue reading Corresponsales obreros: Condiciones inseguras en una vieja fábrica de negro de carbón

Beaumont: ExxonMobil Locks Out Refinery Workers, Attempts to Force Unfair Contract

By Blaine Hopkins For nearly 90 days, ExxonMobil has locked out over 650 union workers fighting for a better contract at their Beaumont, Texas refinery. The workers’ lockout has the refinery operating at only 60% capacity as workers hold out against the company’s attempts to remove seniority bidding, lead safety operator positions, and pay raises. Since January, Exxon has refused to budge on its original … Continue reading Beaumont: ExxonMobil Locks Out Refinery Workers, Attempts to Force Unfair Contract

Pennsylvania: ATI Strike Concludes, Worker Resistance Remains

By Jason Bartles Steelworkers with Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (ATI), part of the United Steelworkers (USW) union, have voted to end their three-month-long strike and return to work. Despite the strike formally ending, workers have remained on the picket lines for the past week. Votes on whether to accept the new contract were cast on July 13, with 513 workers voting yes and 427 voting no. … Continue reading Pennsylvania: ATI Strike Concludes, Worker Resistance Remains

Worker Correspondents: Unsafe Conditions in an Aging Carbon Black Factory

By Michael Nolan and a carbon black worker Workers at the Tokai Carbon manufacturing plant in Borger, Texas work long hours in harsh conditions while uninvolved owners reap the profit. The plant produces a crucial industrial component called carbon black, an ultra-fine carbon powder with valuable uses. In the course of production, workers labor alongside furnaces in a hot atmosphere of dense dust inside an … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Unsafe Conditions in an Aging Carbon Black Factory

Topeka: Trabajadores de Frito-Lay en huelga por salarios más altos, fin de las horas extraordinarias obligatorias

“Luchando por nuestro futuro” “En huelga” “¡Tenemos familias también! Frito-Lay”  Por Sarah Ahmed El 5 de julio, 600 trabajadores de una planta de Frito-Lay en Topeka, Kansas, abandonaron el trabajo y comenzaron una huelga después de votar en contra de un contrato propuesto durante las negociaciones sindicales a principios de este mes. Los trabajadores exigen salarios más altos y el fin de las horas extraordinarias … Continue reading Topeka: Trabajadores de Frito-Lay en huelga por salarios más altos, fin de las horas extraordinarias obligatorias

Corresponsales obreros: Distrito Escolar de Oxnard niega una compensación adecuada de COVID-19

Por Serran Soledad & Scarlett Maroney Los empleados del Distrito Escolar de Oxnard (OSD) realizaron una manifestación frente a una reunión de la Consejo de OSD el 2 de junio para exigir una mayor compensación por el tiempo trabajado durante la pandemia de COVID-19. La manifestación tuvo lugar en medio de negociaciones entre el Consejo de OSD y la Asociación de Empleados Escolares de California … Continue reading Corresponsales obreros: Distrito Escolar de Oxnard niega una compensación adecuada de COVID-19

Worker Correspondents: Oxnard School District Denies Adequate COVID-19 Compensation

By Serran Soledad & Scarlett Maroney Employees at the Oxnard School District (OSD) held a rally outside an OSD Board meeting on June 2 to demand increased compensation for time worked during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rally took place in the midst of negotiations between the OSD Board and the California School Employees Association (CSEA), a union that claims to represent around 800 classified employees, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Oxnard School District Denies Adequate COVID-19 Compensation

Topeka: Frito-Lay Workers Strike for Higher Wages, End to Mandatory Overtime

By Sarah Ahmed On July 5, 600 workers at a Frito-Lay plant in Topeka, Kansas walked out on the job and began striking after voting down a proposed contract during union negotiations. Workers are demanding higher wages and an end to mandatory overtime. Workers at the plant are represented by Local 218 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers Union, which has been … Continue reading Topeka: Frito-Lay Workers Strike for Higher Wages, End to Mandatory Overtime