Before the Deadly Tornadoes, Corporations Blocked a Bill That Could Have Protected Workers

Lawmakers and corporate lobbyists stymied recent proposed legislation to protect employees’ jobs when they flee an unsafe workplace — exactly the kind of protection that could have saved the Amazon workers who died at work during tornadoes over the weekend.

Source: Before the Deadly Tornadoes, Corporations Blocked a Bill That Could Have Protected Workers

Labour in 1950: betrayal is inherent in reformism

The following article was published in 1981, shortly after the opening of the so-called Cabinet Papers for 1950. These documents revealed the extent to which the post-war Labour government, so-often heralded by reformists as ‘real socialism in action’, was obsessed with routing communists and radicals out of the party

Source: Labour in 1950: betrayal is inherent in reformism

Happy Striketober. Let’s Restore the Legal Right to Strike. 

The United States is experiencing a wave of worker militancy and a White House administration that actually wants to take concrete actions to defend and grow labor unions. That strange sensation you’re feeling is optimism about labor’s prospects, reflected in the giddiness of #Striketober. Let’s take this opportunity to restore the legal right to strike.

Source: Happy Striketober. Let’s Restore the Legal Right to Strike. | Portside

‘John Deere made billions and threw us peanut shells’: Striking workers speak out 

More Perfect Union has tweeted a video explaining why the workers are angry. John Deere’s CEO John C. May made $15.6 million in 2020, while its workers are only getting a raise of two or three dollars per hour over a three-year period.

Source: ‘John Deere made billions and threw us peanut shells’: Striking workers speak out – Alternet.org