01 May

Safeway To Limit How Many Meat Products Customers Can Buy Amid Concerns Of Nationwide Shortage

2020-05-01T22:38:45+00:00May 1st, 2020|Tags: , , |

Safeway customers in southern California will face limits on how many meat products they can purchase, with the company announcing measures to tackle panic buying amid a possible meat shortage. Meat industry leaders have sounded the alarm over the impact of the coronavirus on meat supply. Tyson Foods warned that [...]

30 Apr

4 union leaders: Coronavirus is a stress test for capitalism, and we see encouraging signs

2020-04-30T16:07:56+00:00April 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

American businesses will certainly emerge from the coronavirus crisis transformed by the trials of human loss, steep recession and Wall Street collapse. The social fabric of capitalism is undergoing a once-in-a-lifetime stress test. We are seeing the faults with the gig economy and the unfounded faith in finance. We are also seeing [...]

30 Apr

Turning Worker Anger Into Worker Power

2020-04-30T16:02:54+00:00April 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

Millions of workers—grocery clerks, bus drivers, fast-food cooks, delivery workers, and many others—felt newly appreciated when society suddenly deemed them essential. But for many of these essential workers, COVID-19 soon trained a spotlight on the many ways they were being shafted. The coronavirus crisis made them see many things all [...]

29 Apr

American idols: New action figures, toys immortalize heroes of the coronavirus pandemic

2020-04-29T17:52:10+00:00April 29th, 2020|Tags: |

Health care workers and other essential personnel on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic are considered heroes. Now Mattel is making it official with a new line of action figures and toys. The Barbie and Hot Wheels toymaker has a new roster of #ThankYouHeroes Fisher-Price action figures and Little People figurines [...]

27 Apr

Front-line workers in the covid-19 fight need unions

2020-04-27T18:05:21+00:00April 27th, 2020|Tags: , |

Protests by garbage collectors, transit and health care workers, grocery clerks and delivery people have called attention to the dangers faced by workers on the front-lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Front-line workers deserve protection, and this demands listening to the specifics of their workplace grievances so they can perform their [...]

24 Apr

Food shortages possible as meat processing plants shut down over coronavirus

2020-04-24T18:24:02+00:00April 24th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Concerns about a possible food shortage are growing as more meat processing plants around the country shut down. In a national news conference call on Thursday, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union said the country’s food supply is in danger if meatpacking workers don’t get help from the [...]