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USA : Organizing in a Pandemic: Labor Notes Resources

LabourStart US - Sat, 2020-03-21 09:38
Source: Labor Notes

USA : Even the coronavirus can't stop union organizing

LabourStart US - Fri, 2020-03-20 18:16
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Italian Warehouse Workers Say: Stop All Non-Essential Activity to Stop the Virus

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2020-03-20 17:06

S.I. Cobas, or in Italian the Sindicati Interaziendali Comitati di Base (Cross-firm Base Committees) have done extensive work organizing in the logistics sector, principally in northern Italy. As their name suggests, base committees are formations at the “base” and are not part of the country’s three principal trade union federations: CGIL, CISL, and UIL. They initially arose in the 1990s in manufacturing, teaching, and hospitals in reaction to the perceived collaboration of the traditional unions with the government and the corporations.

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Italian Warehouse Workers Say: Stop All Non-Essential Activity to Stop the Virus

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2020-03-20 17:06

S.I. Cobas, or in Italian the Sindicati Interaziendali Comitati di Base (Cross-firm Base Committees) have done extensive work organizing in the logistics sector, principally in northern Italy. As their name suggests, base committees are formations at the “base” and are not part of the country’s three principal trade union federations: CGIL, CISL, and UIL. They initially arose in the 1990s in manufacturing, teaching, and hospitals in reaction to the perceived collaboration of the traditional unions with the government and the corporations.

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VIDEO: Organizing in the Face of the Coronavirus

Steward's Corner - Fri, 2020-03-20 16:54

In the light of this pandemic, it is imperative that we protect workers immediately, prevent the exploitation of this crisis by management, and consider how to use this moment to advance demands that last far beyond the coronavirus.

How do we do this? What is happening and what can we learn from each other?

Almost 900 people joined a Labor Notes webinar to hear from educators, an Amazon worker, and a worker center organizer about their successes organizing in the face of the coronavirus.

Categories: Labor Notes

VIDEO: Organizing in the Face of the Coronavirus

Magazine Stories - Fri, 2020-03-20 16:54

In the light of this pandemic, it is imperative that we protect workers immediately, prevent the exploitation of this crisis by management, and consider how to use this moment to advance demands that last far beyond the coronavirus.

How do we do this? What is happening and what can we learn from each other?

Almost 900 people joined a Labor Notes webinar to hear from educators, an Amazon worker, and a worker center organizer about their successes organizing in the face of the coronavirus.

Categories: Labor Notes

NASA Announces They Definitely Just Destroyed An Asteroid

The Onion - Fri, 2020-03-20 16:22

A really big one, too. Hear how close NASA officials say the Earth was to total annihilation, and why they are the ones to thank for saving us all.

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Aquarium Lets Penguins Take Tour Of Premises During Coronavirus Shutdown

The Onion - Fri, 2020-03-20 15:47

In a video that has since gone viral, penguins at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium were given the opportunity to explore the premises and visit animals in other exhibits this week as the facility closed its doors to the public. What do you think?

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Experts Warn Americans Could Still Be Dealing With Coronavirus As Late As Tomorrow Afternoon

The Onion - Fri, 2020-03-20 15:35

WASHINGTON—Warning that the deadly COVID-19 virus could continue to plague the United States for far longer than previously expected, experts from the CDC announced Friday that Americans could still be dealing with coronavirus as late as tomorrow afternoon. “According to our most recent projections, residents in all…

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Amazing Lore: ‘Doom Eternal’ Creators Confirm Every Demon You Fight In The Game Went To Hell For Masturbating As Teenagers

The Onion - Fri, 2020-03-20 15:07

We all know the 2016’s Doom was a reboot beloved for its nonstop action and face-melting gunplay, but below that hardcore surface lay thousands of tiny details that developer id Software agonized over to create one of the most fine-tuned first-person shooter experiences ever. But even the most hardcore fan is going to…

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Trump Orders Manufacturers To Drastically Ramp Up Production Of Hospital Gift Shop Supplies

The Onion - Fri, 2020-03-20 14:48

WASHINGTON—In an effort to equip the nation’s medical centers for the exponential increase in patients seeking treatment for coronavirus, President Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday that requires manufacturers to quickly and dramatically ramp up production of hospital gift shop supplies. “This is a vital…

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