Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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The U.S. women's national team celebrates News
Friday, March 08, 2019
'We Deserved to Be Paid Equally': Reigning Women's World Cup Champions Sue US Soccer Over Gender Discrimination
As the global community celebrated International Women's Day on Friday, all 28 members of the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing the United States Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination."
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Trump with workers News
Friday, March 08, 2019
'Turning Its Back on Millions of Workers,' Trump Admin Moves Backward With New Overtime Pay Rule
President Donald Trump and his cabinet "are again siding with corporate interests over those of working people," critics charged, after the administration proposed a new federal rule for overtime pay on Thursday.
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report cover News
Thursday, March 07, 2019
'Quantum Leap for Gender Equality' Demanded on Eve of International Women's Day
On the eve of International Women's Day, United Nations labor experts decried three decades of failures to close gender gaps in the global workforce and offered a pathway to achieving "a better future of work for women."
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Wabtec News
Thursday, March 07, 2019
'A Message to Corporate CEOs Across the Country,' Says Sanders, After Wabtec Workers Claim Strike Victory
After union workers at a locomotive plant in Erie, Pennsylvania struck a 90-day deal with Wabtec Corporation late Wednesday—ending the largest manufacturing strike of the Trump era—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said the victory "should send a message to corporate CEOs across the country."
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water samples News
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Bolstering Call for Urgent Global Action, New Study Shows Microplastic Pollution 'Absolutely Everywhere'
Bolstering global demands to #BreakFreeFromPlastic and end the world's worsening pollution crisis, a new study from the United Kingdom shows that "microplastics are being found absolutely everywhere."
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kids in cages News
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
After Locking Migrant Children in Cages, DHS Chief Tells Congress, 'They're Not Cages'
After months of outrage over the Trump administration detaining migrant children in "cages," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted to members of Congress on Wednesday, "We don't use cages for children."
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Whole Foods Market employees and union activists News
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
After Raising Hourly Wages to $15, Amazon-Owned Whole Foods Reportedly Slashed Workers' Hours
While Amazon caved to massive public pressure last fall and raised all company wages to at least $15 per hour—including at its subsidiary Whole Foods Market—in the months since, workers at the popular grocery chain have had their hours cut, negating their raises.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) News
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Mitch 'Nuclear Option' McConnell Poised to Turn Steady Stream of Trump's Right-Wing Judges Into a Flood
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is reportedly pursuing a "nuclear option" rule change to make it easier to push through a flood of President Donald Trump's right-wing judges—a plan critics condemned as "hijacking" the federal judiciary.
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fire in Cali News
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Report Exposes 'Devastating' Economic, Public Health, and Environmental Impacts of Trump's Industry Giveaways
A new study out Tuesday backs up a series of legal challenges launched by Democratic state attorneys general alarmed by President Donald Trump's deregulatory rollbacks designed to benefit polluting industries at the expense of public health, the environment, and the economy.
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fracking protest News
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
New Study Ties Spike in Hospitalizations for Genital, Skin, and Urinary Ailments to Fracking in Pennsylvania
New research has tied high rates of hospitalizations for genital, skin, and urinary conditions to fracking in Pennsylvania, underscoring mounting concerns about the public health implications of the controversial process of extracting natural gas.
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