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

The Ruling-Class ‘Aid’ Rolls in after the Storm Rolls Out

By the Editorial Board At the height of the extreme winter storm that hit the country this past week, the Old State abandoned those suffering through power blackouts, the widespread loss of water, and the heavy cold that set in for days, all of which killed dozens of Texans and others across the country. These deaths should not be laid at the feet of nature, … Continue reading The Ruling-Class ‘Aid’ Rolls in after the Storm Rolls Out

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

47 Dead as Energy Providers Institute Blackouts

Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times By Emma Williams As of Thursday night, 47 people have died throughout the country after it was hit by an extreme winter storm, more than half the deaths were in Texas alone, largely due to the mismanagement by Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The central part of the Midwest largely relies on … Continue reading 47 Dead as Energy Providers Institute Blackouts

Texas: Politicians Mock the People’s Suffering during Capitalist-Caused Winter Crisis

By Regina Jones With their words and actions, Texas politicians have shown their disregard for the suffering of Texans who have been left to fend for themselves without electricity and stable utilities in historic low winter temperatures and extreme conditions rarely experienced in the state. The irresponsibility of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), who mismanaged the run-up to the storm and failed to … Continue reading Texas: Politicians Mock the People’s Suffering during Capitalist-Caused Winter Crisis

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

Houston: Mismanagement of Winter Storm Endangers Millions of Residents

Photo by David J. Phillip from the Associated Press By Trent Moss Capitalist mismanagement has left over a million Houston residents without power and many without water and food in the face of a massive winter storm that engulfed Texas on Sunday night. Some residents have been without power since Sunday while others have been subject to rolling blackouts which have been implemented without notice … Continue reading Houston: Mismanagement of Winter Storm Endangers Millions of Residents

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