Worker’s Correspondence: Covid Nurse Expresses Need to Organize

By Henry Underwood A nurse who works in a Covid-19 ward at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin recently spoke with Tribune about high patient-to-nurse ratios, under-staffing, and the necessity to organize for better pay and working conditions. “When the pandemic first started, we begged for specialty pay or hazard pay. … They refused. They all said no,” she told Tribune. Despite a sharp increase … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Covid Nurse Expresses Need to Organize

Worker’s Correspondence: ‘Sustainable’ Agricultural Facility Denies Pandemic Sick Pay

Photo: The Boscovich family, Company owners (Source: Boscovich Farms) By Serran Soledad Tribune of the People interviewed a worker correspondent from Boskovich Farms about conditions at the agricultural company’s Oxnard, California facility, where workers have been denied sick pay in the wake of multiple Covid-19 outbreaks throughout the 2020 work year. Boskovich Farms earns an annual revenue of $30 million and is advertised as an … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: ‘Sustainable’ Agricultural Facility Denies Pandemic Sick Pay

COVID-19 Relief Added to Budget of US Imperialism

Photo credit: Ken Cedeno By Brian Martel On Monday, Congress passed a 5,593 page omnibus spending bill which allocates a total of $2.3 trillion. This year, $900 billion in coronavirus aid has been added on top of the US imperialism’s ever-increasing federal spending. The bill includes $6.2 billion in “foreign military financing,” $3.3 billion of which is allocated for Israel, which is on top of … Continue reading COVID-19 Relief Added to Budget of US Imperialism

Worker’s Correspondence: Muranaka Farms, Largest US Green Onion Distributor, Neglects Workers During Pandemic

By Serran Soledad Tribune of the People spoke with two workers from Muranaka Farms (the largest distributor of green onions in the United States), about work-related grievances, including lack of Covid-19 precautions and high employee turnover. With farms in California, Arizona, and Mexico, Muranaka owns 450 acres of land in Ventura County alone, employing over 150 workers from all over the county to pick green … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Muranaka Farms, Largest US Green Onion Distributor, Neglects Workers During Pandemic

Paises imperialistas compran reservas de la vacuna Covid por adelantado mientras el nivel de pobreza global aumenta

Este mes, Sandra Lindsey, una enfermera de cuidado critico de Long Island fue unas de las primeras en recibir la vacuna de covid en capacidad sin prueba. Por Mike Talavera Muchas de las vacunas de Covid irán a los países imperialistas que han puesto suficientes pedidos con compañías como Pfizer, Moderna y Johnson & Johnson para inmunizar a sus poblaciones múltiple veces de acuerdo a … Continue reading Paises imperialistas compran reservas de la vacuna Covid por adelantado mientras el nivel de pobreza global aumenta

Houston: COVID Relief Program Reaches Only 1 Percent of Population

Photo credit: Houston Chronicle By Helen Milne The Houston City Council recently approved a $30 million dollar COVID relief package to be distributed in the form of $1200 checks to approximately 24,000 people. This amounts to a little more than 1% of Houston’s population of 2 million people. Houston’s economy has taken a major hit during the current crisis. While the city was able to … Continue reading Houston: COVID Relief Program Reaches Only 1 Percent of Population

California: Healthcare Workers Threaten Christmas Eve Strike Over Covid-19 Negligence

By Serran Soledad Nurses and other healthcare professionals at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California are among three Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facilities whose workers have given their respective employers until Christmas Eve to meet a contract agreement for better work conditions, or face a 10-day unfair labor practice strike. Negotiations between the three facilities and the SEIU Local 121RN representing … Continue reading California: Healthcare Workers Threaten Christmas Eve Strike Over Covid-19 Negligence

Austin’s Homeless Encampments

Photo credit: Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman By Ed Dalton Austin, Texas is the fastest-growing city in the US, making it the 11th largest in the country and rising. It is also the least livable city for low-wage workers, with an average rent of over $1,100 and a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. These conditions factor into the growing homeless population. Driving in Austin means … Continue reading Austin’s Homeless Encampments

Imperialist Countries Hoard Coronavirus Vaccine Preorders as Global Poverty Rises

Long Island critical care nurse Sandra Lindsay was one of the first to receive a coronavirus vaccine in a non-trial capacity this month, Photo credit: Spectrum New. By Mike Talavera Most coronavirus vaccines will be going to the imperialist countries, which have placed enough preorders with companies like Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson to immunize their populations multiple times over, according to a Duke … Continue reading Imperialist Countries Hoard Coronavirus Vaccine Preorders as Global Poverty Rises

Opinión: Políticos burgueses decadentes desobedecen propias órdenes pandémicas

Por David Martinez Durante las crisis imperialistas, la clase dominante se ve obligada a trasladar aún más la carga de la crisis hacia la clase obrera, manteniendo sus propios estilos de vida decadentes. La depresión económica y la pandemia de COVID-19 son un ejemplo de ello una vez más, ya que los políticos burgueses toman aviones privados para tomar vacaciones y cenar en restaurantes de … Continue reading Opinión: Políticos burgueses decadentes desobedecen propias órdenes pandémicas