Category: Workers

Tech at Work: Black gig workers speak out, and a look at Uber commitment to being anti-racist and Facebook’s diversity report
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Tech at Work: Black gig workers speak out, and a look at Uber commitment to being anti-racist and Facebook’s diversity report

Welcome back to Tech at Work, a bi-weekly roundup and analysis of labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech.  This week, we’re looking at Uber’s anti-racism commitment, Shipt shoppers walking off the job, Facebook’s diversity report and Black gig workers organizing against tech companies. Also, hear from CODE2040 CEO Karla Monterroso on tech’s response to…

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Workers protest racial inequality on day of national strike – Breitbart
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Workers protest racial inequality on day of national strike – Breitbart

Hundreds of workers are rallying outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan and the Massachusetts Statehouse to protest systemic racism and economic inequality Workers protest racial inequality on day of national strikeBy AARON MORRISONAssociated PressThe Associated PressNEW YORK NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of workers rallied Monday outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan and…

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Fortune 500 CEOs Use H-1B Visa Workers to Grow Bonded-Labor Workforce
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Fortune 500 CEOs Use H-1B Visa Workers to Grow Bonded-Labor Workforce

Hundreds of thousands of Indian contract workers are tied to their U.S. employers for many years because U.S. companies have offered them green cards as payment for compliant labor, according to a new report by the Cato Institute. “U.S. employers file far more petitions for Indians than the [green card] limits allow,” says the Cato…

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Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi’s Coronavirus Plan Guts Pensions
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Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi’s Coronavirus Plan Guts Pensions

American union workers are warning against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) coronavirus relief package over worries that it will gut employees’ pension plans. House Democrats passed their coronavirus relief package, dubbed the HEROES Act, this weekend despite labor unions’ pleading that the legislation will destabilize their pensions at an already uncertain time. In a letter…

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Pinkerton: ‘Essential Workers’ Point the Way to a Republican Workers Party

On April 12, tornadoes tore across eight Southern states, killing 33. Chattanooga, Tennessee, was especially hard hit. An EF-3 twister killed nine, injuring dozens, and destroying or damaging 150 buildings. Yet within minutes, there was hope. First responders were soon on the scene, and at 6 a.m. the following day, 500 workers began conducting a “grid search”;…

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2.7 Billion Workers Impacted By Coronavirus, But That’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg
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2.7 Billion Workers Impacted By Coronavirus, But That’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg

A new study from the International Labor Organization reveals the staggering rate of global unemployment. Over 2.7 billion workers are currently unable to work due to the coronavirus crisis. Projected workforce losses are expected to far exceed the 2008-09 financial crisis. According to a new study from the UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO), 2.7 billion…

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Canadian Oil, Gas Workers Protest Greta Thunberg: Don’t Kill Our Jobs
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Canadian Oil, Gas Workers Protest Greta Thunberg: Don’t Kill Our Jobs

Thousands of young people who have bought into the United Nations’ and other manmade climate change believers’ prediction that the world is on the verge of extinction gathered in Alberta, Canada, on Friday to support the ongoing climate strikes launched by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. But this time there were counter-protesters representing the massive…

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