Workers’ rights during COVID-19
Amazon warehouse workers in New York file for union vote

6 months after the union loss in Alabama, workers continue to push for unionization at the trillionaire company

Nabisco workers across US strike demanding fair contracts

Over 1,000 workers across 5 US states have walked off their jobs in Nabisco to demand a fair contract. Workers are protesting low wages and long shifts extending up to 12 to 16 hours.

Deciphering Biden’s excuse to abandon the fight for $15

Walter Smolarek argues that Joe Biden used the promise of $15 minimum wage to win constituents but has showed no political will to pass it

Fight for $15 is a struggle for dignity and equality

Worker and organizer Eric Winston speaks about the importance of the $15 minimum wage for workers in the US and the broader struggle for rights

Workers across US strike demanding hike in minimum wage

Workers in major cities across the United States, participated in a nationwide strike action to raise the federal minimum wage to USD 15 per hour, on February 16

Historic vote on Amazon union kicks off in Alabama

Over 5,800 ballots have been sent out to the employees of Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse near Birmingham, Alabama. Workers will have seven weeks to mail-in their ballots, in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic

Right to picket-UK Union lawsuit wins UK workers right to picket during lockdown 

During the proceedings in a lawsuit filed by Unite union against police and health authorities for threatening workers on strike, the UK government confirmed that workers on lawful industrial action have the right to picket their workplace during the COVID-19 lockdown

Workers returning from crisis-hit Gulf economies need state support back home

The Gulf countries are already forcing a large number of migrant workers to go back to their home countries

Slovenian Left faces opposition to pro-worker bill

The left-wing Levica Party proposed a bill calling for shop workers to have Sundays off, but conservative parties delayed the voting

Retrenched employees stage protest at Delhi Airport, claim union members were targeted

Those retrenched were employed by Celebi Airport Services India, which handles ground operations at Delhi airport. The company recently laid off 708 of its 1,19 workers, citing a steep decline in business

In India, Left leads fightback against govt.’s inhumane policies

Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India (Maxist), talks about the all-India protest day organized by the party on June 16

Spanish Nissan workers resist company’s plans to shut down Barcelona plants

These closures will affect around 3,000 direct jobs and 25,000 indirect jobs dependent on Nissan’s operations.

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