Graduate workers at New York University and Columbia University, the two largest universities in New York City, are in the midst of a contentious labor battle with their administrations to eliminate the economic uncertainty, which has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of these unions have sought representation from the NewsGuild, a branch of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). They include editorial staff, who recognize the shared working conditions of an industry in crisis.
General Electric Lighting-Savant notified 81 workers at their Bucyrus, Ohio plant in the first week of January that they would be laid off and production would move to China. Management claimed it was necessary due to the high cost of producing LED light bulbs.
Americans who lost their homes and belongings to wildfires that spread across the western United States over the past several weeks are struggling to rebuild their lives in the aftermath.
Whole Foods Workers Face Retaliation For Demanding Enforcement Of COVID-19 Safety Measures, Opposing Anti-BLM Dress Code
Two Whole Foods workers allege they were fired for voicing concerns over COVID-19, hazard pay, and an anti-Black Lives Matter dress code policy.
Around 200 unionized workers who make sports equipment for Wilson Sporting Goods, Mizuno, and CCM Hockey at a factory in Yangon, Myanmar, were fired at the end of June 2020 after orders from companies stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bangladesh Clothing Factory Workers Face Layoffs As Retail Corporations Cancel Orders During Pandemic
Thousands of factory garment workers in Bangladesh are laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as U.S. and E.U. retailers cancel orders.
From the immense pressure placed on workers to return to low-wage jobs to broken social safety nets that have compounded poverty, food and housing insecurity, and inadequate unemployment benefits, America’s poor and working class have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States,
As workers organize unions to improve working conditions during the pandemic, employers have engaged in retaliation, including laying offs.
In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, several school boards voted or are in the process of voting to defund school police forces.