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Workers Stage Global Day of Action to #MakeAmazonPay

"Loud and clear, Amazon's producers, distributors, and delivery drivers are telling Jeff Bezos: pay your workers."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Sanders, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Allow College Athletes to Unionize

"Big time college sports haven't been 'amateur' for a long time, and the NCAA has long denied its players economic and bargaining rights while treating them like commodities," said Sen. Chris Murphy.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


There Is Zero Justification for GOP Ending $300 Federal Unemployment Boost

The latest state jobs data show the economy has not fully recovered.

David Cooper ·


Republicans Accused of Economic 'Sabotage' as Florida Becomes 23rd GOP-Led State to Slash Jobless Benefits

"No one should face financial ruin for living in states run by Republicans."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Now Comes the Reckoning: Black Lives Matter Hits the Labor Movement

Dispatch from the front lines of the war on caregivers.

Oliver Broudy ·


'Attempting to Starve People Back to Work': Anger Grows as GOP Governors Cut Off Jobless Benefits

Meanwhile, the Biden administration is under fire for claiming it is powerless to prevent states from ending the $300 weekly unemployment boost.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


GOP United in Action To Keep Workers Down

Republican governors in state after state are cutting off the federal aid. They'd rather turn away free money than relieve pressure on the poor. 

Laura Flanders ·



Study Shows 'Intentional Policy Decisions'—Not Abstract Market Forces—to Blame for Wage Stagnation

"Wage suppression was an actively sought outcome engineered by policymakers," concludes the Economic Policy Institute.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Sanders Urges Labor Secretary to Protect Jobless Benefits as GOP Governors Race to Cut Them Off
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Energy nominee Jennifer Granholm on January 27, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
jakeMay 13, 2021
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Energy nominee Jennifer Granholm on January 27, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
The Vermont senator warned that many workers "will be forced into poverty" if Republican leaders are permitted to end emergency unemployment benefits.