Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Begin Strike for Better Working Conditions

By Vincent Cross On Monday morning, hundreds of nurses gathered outside St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts to officially mark the beginning of their strike for better working conditions and increased staffing levels. The nurses have been demanding increased staffing levels and a lower patient-nurse ratio for years, and last month they overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike if management continued to refuse to meet … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Begin Strike for Better Working Conditions

Celebrate March 8th, International Working Women’s Day

By the Editorial Board International Working Women’s Day (IWWD), marked every year on March 8, is a militant celebration observing the strength and organizing of proletarian women, but it is not a day for women alone as it holds historical significance for the proletarians of the world. On March 8, 1917, the February Revolution broke out in Russia. It was working women who led the … Continue reading Celebrate March 8th, International Working Women’s Day

Charlotte: Snyder’s-Lance Employees Describe Lack of Sick Pay, Workplace Injuries, Death

Photo credit: WBTV By Dontay Stevenson A worker at one of the Snyder’s-Lance Factories in Charlotte recently spoke with Tribune of the People about the conditions inside the facility. The worker informed Tribune that management takes deliberate steps to avoid paying their permanent workers higher wages by hiring temp workers or outside contractors for maintenance-related jobs. Once hired, the temp workers receive very little in … Continue reading Charlotte: Snyder’s-Lance Employees Describe Lack of Sick Pay, Workplace Injuries, Death

Worker’s Correspondence: Worcester Nurses Vote to Strike, Ready to Fight for Demands

Photo Credit: Telegram and Gazette By Vincent Cross On Wednesday, more than 700 of the 800 nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts voted in favor of striking. Demands are for safe staffing and legal patient-to-nurse ratios. While the vote authorizes the union to strike, they have yet to give management the required ten-day notice before the strike can begin. Nurses have been picketing … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Worcester Nurses Vote to Strike, Ready to Fight for Demands

Worker Correspondence: Amazon Worker Injured On-Site, Charged for Mandatory Doctor Visit

Photo credit: Jo Mannies/St. Louis Public Radio By David Albright A worker at the STL8 Amazon Facility in St. Peters, MO spoke with Tribune about her experience surrounding an injury sustained offsite that was reinjured on the job soon after she returned from medical leave. The worker told Tribune that she felt a pop in her shoulder and excruciating pain while lifting a box during … Continue reading Worker Correspondence: Amazon Worker Injured On-Site, Charged for Mandatory Doctor Visit

Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

By Serran Soledad Last Friday, dozens of union workers held a picket line outside the future Amazon fulfillment center in Oxnard, California. This was day two of a strike organized by Ironworkers Local #433, who initially walked off the jobsite the previous day. Upon the announcement of the development of the Amazon fulfillment center, and in response to some community backlash, local politicians promised the … Continue reading Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

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: Fedex Pushes Higher Productivity Amid Layoffs

By Arthur Boukman and Nélida Tello Tribune of the People spoke to two FedEx Ground package handlers, one worker is from South Windsor, Connecticut and the second is from Austin, Texas. Both spoke on the firing practices and work speedups carried out by Fedex. Layoffs have targeted workers who missed work during peak season, and in an effort to increase profit, workers have been laid … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Fedex Pushes Higher Productivity Amid Layoffs

Georgia: 6 Poultry Plant Workers Killed in Liquid Nitrogen Leak

Cover photo by Scott Rogers By Brian Martel At a Georgia poultry plant Thursday morning, six workers were killed and another eleven were hospitalized after a liquid nitrogen leak. Three of the hospitalized workers are in critical condition. The plant, located in Gainesville, was owned by Prime Pak Foods until early January, when the company merged with Victory Processing to form Foundation Food Group, which … Continue reading Georgia: 6 Poultry Plant Workers Killed in Liquid Nitrogen Leak

Brazil: Workers Protest Closure of Ford Factory in State of Bahia

By David Martinez On January 21 in an act of protest, automobile workers in Camaçari in the state of Bahia took their uniforms, on which they wrote the names of their family members affected by the closure of the Ford plant, and hung them on the fence surrounding the factory headquarters. Earlier this month, Ford Motor Co., which operated three plants in Brazil, announced it … Continue reading Brazil: Workers Protest Closure of Ford Factory in State of Bahia