Worker Correspondence: H-E-B Employees Speak on Wages, Work Conditions, and COVID Precautions

Photo Credit: H-E-B Newsroom By Nélida Tello Tribune of the People spoke to two H-E-B employees from Austin and Brownsville, Texas, respectively, who spoke about the work conditions they face, wages, and some of the company’s practices during the pandemic. H-E-B is a grocery store which operates mainly in Texas. It is also one of the largest companies in the US and is promoted by … Continue reading Worker Correspondence: H-E-B Employees Speak on Wages, Work Conditions, and COVID Precautions

Austin: Memorial Held for Lives Lost During Capitalist Winter Disaster, Protesters Demand Better Housing Conditions

Photo Credit: Candice Bernd By Oliver Powell On February 21, activists in Austin held a memorial downtown to mourn a homeless person who froze to death and honor other lives lost during last week’s harsh winter storm. Although the death toll is still undetermined, some reports say nearly 80 people died as a result of the capitalist crisis during the days-long freeze and record-setting low … Continue reading Austin: Memorial Held for Lives Lost During Capitalist Winter Disaster, Protesters Demand Better Housing Conditions

Austin: Hospitals Without Water or Heat

By Ed Dalton Several hospitals in the Austin area lost critical water pressure Tuesday evening and in subsequent days, resulting in a loss of heat due to water-powered boilers. Patients have been unable to flush toilets and lack drinking water during a city wide boil order. St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and Ascension Seton hospital are both affected. Dell’s Children Hospital also experienced the … Continue reading Austin: Hospitals Without Water or Heat

Texas: Extreme Ice and Snow Highlight Capitalist Crimes

Photo credit: Associated Press By the Editorial Board Ice, snow, and single-digit temperatures froze Texas and other states with poor critical infrastructure Sunday, leaving more than four million without utilities in Texas alone. The ruling class and its media are fast to place blame on a ‘natural disaster,’ but really there is nothing natural about it. Many in Texas’ capital city of Austin shivered in … Continue reading Texas: Extreme Ice and Snow Highlight Capitalist Crimes

Austin: Manufacturing Kept Running While Hundreds of Thousands Had No Power

Photo credit: http://www.theporterco.com/ By Brian Martel Although homes have been without power for days, the City of Austin allowed manufacturing to continue fully powered until Tuesday. Austin Energy began shutting off power to homes on Sunday when the Texas energy grid began to fail across the system. On Tuesday, over half of all households in Austin had no power. During this time, companies like Samsung … Continue reading Austin: Manufacturing Kept Running While Hundreds of Thousands Had No Power

Photos: The Capitalist Winter Disaster in Austin

Tribune shares the following gallery of photos taken by the Austin Tribune Support Committee which provide a picture of the conditions faced by the heroic workers and people of Austin who have been forced to suffer by the criminal negligence and indifference of the capitalist system. The people of Austin and Texas have weathered the corner cutting of ERCOT and other players in the energy … Continue reading Photos: The Capitalist Winter Disaster in Austin

Austin: Police Chief Manley Resigns, Victory of the People

By Sandra Harris Last week, Austin police chief Brian Manley announced his resignation months after the people of Austin demanded that he leave the department. These demands escalated last summer when Austin made national news during the May Uprisings for the brutal response from police towards protesters. Manley has announced his resignation during a lull in anti-police brutality protests, stating he would officially leave the … Continue reading Austin: Police Chief Manley Resigns, Victory of the People

Austin: Energy Companies Cut Corners, Thousands Weather Historic Storm Without Power

Cover Photo: Austinites sheltering at a warming center (Credit: Austin Tribune SC) By Nélida Tello Temperatures in Austin hit below freezing during the week, as layers of snow and sleet covered the city. Hundreds of thousands of people across the city weathered the historic winter storm without power due to the failure of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) as well as various power … Continue reading Austin: Energy Companies Cut Corners, Thousands Weather Historic Storm Without Power

Austin: Hospitales sin agua ni calefacción

Por Ed Dalton Varios hospitales de la zona de Austin perdieron la presión de agua crítica el martes por la noche y en los días posteriores, lo que provocó una pérdida de calor debido al uso de calderas que funcionan con agua. Los pacientes no han podido tirar de los inodoros y carecen de agua potable durante una orden de hervir agua en toda la … Continue reading Austin: Hospitales sin agua ni calefacción

Austin: Empresas de energía tomaban atajos y miles de personas se quedan sin electricidad por la histórica tormenta

Foto de portada: Los habitantes de Austin se refugian en un centro de calentamiento (Crédito: Austin Tribune SC) Por Nélida Tello Las temperaturas en Austin llegaron a estar bajo cero durante la semana pasada, mientras capas de nieve y aguanieve cubrían la ciudad. Cientos de miles de personas en toda la ciudad aguantaron la histórica tormenta invernal sin energía eléctrica debido al fracaso del Electric … Continue reading Austin: Empresas de energía tomaban atajos y miles de personas se quedan sin electricidad por la histórica tormenta