All Articles on Workers

A coalition of activists gathered outside the New York Stock Exchange to call for higher taxes on the rich to fund Covid-19 recovery on January 28, 2021. News
Minimum Wage Would Be $44 Today If It Had Increased at Same Rate as Wall St. Bonuses: Analysis
"Since 1985, the average Wall Street bonus has increased 1,217%, from $13,970 to $184,000 in 2020."
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'Getting Nervous'? Bezos Told Amazon Execs to Hit Back at Critics Amid Historic Union Drive
"He's afraid that if Amazon workers in Alabama vote to unionize, it'll give workers all over America the courage to take on his greed and win economic justice."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to support Amazon warehouse workers trying to unionize. (Photo: Bernie Sanders/YouTube/screen grab) News
'What You're Doing Is Historical!' Bernie Sanders Rallies With Amazon Workers in Alabama
"If history teaches us anything, it is that big money interests do not just give you anything," the senator said in support of the union drive in Bessemer. "You've got to stand up and you've got to fight for it."
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U.S. lawmakers are signing on to a new pledge that promotes investing $10 trillion over the next 10 years in creating millions of union jobs that address climate change, economic inequality, and systemic racism. (Image: Sunrise Movement) News
Progressives in Congress Commit to Sunrise Movement's $10 Trillion 'Good Jobs for All' Pledge
"The climate crisis poses an existential threat to our planet, but it also brings massive opportunity to redress historic injustices and build a better future for all."
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Theresa Velasco, a union member of SEIU 721, participates in a rally on March 22, 2021 in downtown Los Angeles in support of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama who are trying to unionize. (Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images). News
Team Bernie vs. Amazon Executive: War of Words Erupts as Sanders Backs Alabama Union Drive
"I am proud to stand in solidarity with Amazon workers in Alabama who are fighting for better wages and better working conditions."
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An Amazon delivery driver carries boxes on February 2, 2021 in Hawthorne, California. (Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images) News
Amazon to Delivery Drivers: Agree to Be Spied On Biometrically or You're Fired
"Rank authoritarianism disguised as corporate efficiency for consumer satisfaction."
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A waitress takes an order during lunch on May 22, 2020 at a restaurant in New Orleans. (Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images) News
On Eve of Equal Pay Day, Report Reveals Subminimum Wage 'Keeps Incomes Low and Harassment High'
One Fair Wage found that over 70% of women in the restaurant industry have been sexually harassed while working at least once.
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A single mother plays with her young sons outside their family home. (Photo: Stock/Getty Images) News
Corporate Coalition Calls on Congress to Approve Paid Family Leave
"Lack of a national paid leave policy makes all of us more vulnerable during this pandemic and for future public health emergencies, while putting the financial stability of businesses on the line."
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A first grade student sits at her desk at South Boston Catholic Academy in South Boston on September 10, 2020. (Photo: David L. Ryan/<em>The Boston Globe</em> via Getty Images) News
Nurses, Teachers, and Experts Push Back Against Rush to Reopen Schools as Covid-19 Cases Spike
"The studies commonly cited as supporting school reopening are deeply flawed."
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) was one of seven Democratic senators to vote against including a $15 federal minimum wage in the American Rescue Plan. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
In Thumbs-Down to Sinema, Survey Finds Majority of Arizona Voters Favor $15 Minimum Wage
"The verdict is clear—in Arizona, voting to raise the minimum wage is the smartest political move."
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