Letter to the Editors: How Do We Deal with Conspiracy Theories?

Photo credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images Dear Tribune of the People Editorial Board, I have often struggled with other working-class people around conspiracy theories. In the wake of the large public health crisis going on in the US, I have often heard of conspiracy theories like the idea that “COVID-19 was made in a Chinese lab,” or that “the government is putting chips in … Continue reading Letter to the Editors: How Do We Deal with Conspiracy Theories?

Workers’ Correspondents: Ford Plant Uses Safety Protocol to Retaliate Against Workers

By Jakob Stein Management at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant has been using safety protocols, especially those around COVID-19, as a pretext to retaliate against workers whom they have personal issues with. The general attitude of management with regard to these ‘violations’ has been guilty until proven innocent, with workers being punished for not wearing masks when they were in fact wearing them, or … Continue reading Workers’ Correspondents: Ford Plant Uses Safety Protocol to Retaliate Against Workers

Worker’s Correspondence: Houston EMT and ER Technicians Overworked and Unprotected

Photo credit: Godofredo A. Vásquez, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer By Eli Blackhart Tribune of the People spoke with a healthcare worker in Houston who works as an EMT and Emergency Room (ER) Technician. The medic detailed unsafe working conditions, increased workload, and a lack of support from healthcare companies. During the peak of the pandemic, the lack of healthcare workers resulted in only one … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Houston EMT and ER Technicians Overworked and Unprotected

Worker’s Correspondence: Nurses Speak Out Against Low Staffing and Poor Hospital Conditions

By Serran Soledad Tribune of the People interviewed two nurses at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) in Ventura, California, about uncompromising staffing practices and poor work conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Both nurses participated in a caravan protest Wednesday morning, which sought to hold local hospital administration’s accountable for their negligence that puts healthcare workers and patients at greater risk of contracting the virus. “We … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Nurses Speak Out Against Low Staffing and Poor Hospital Conditions

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