Amazon workers in Germany set to strike again to disrupt Black Friday orders

A trade union has called on workers at an Amazon warehouse in Germany to hold their second strike in a week in an effort to disrupt Black Friday order processing, Reuters reported. Some 500 workers took part in a three-day strike that started Thursday and ended Saturday, according to trade union Verdi, with the next…Continue Reading

‘They think workers are like dogs.’ How pork plant execs sacrificed safety for profits.

Leer en españolThis story is part of a collaborative reporting initiative between USA TODAY and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and is supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Bernardo Serpa cut pork legs eight hours a day, six days a week.He made the same cut roughly 12,000 times per shift, wielding a sharp…Continue Reading

Hospital workers win $6 million in lottery on Halloween

A group of hospital workers in British Columbia woke up to a $6 million surprise on Halloween.Heewon Choi, Melanie Nolan and two other unidentified workers at Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster, British Columbia, bought British Columbia Lottery tickets together for a year before finally winning the jackpot on Oct. 31, the lottery company said…Continue Reading

Gig workers have a lot more to gain under a Joe Biden presidency, like unemployment benefits and paid time off

Joe Biden’s has publicly opposed California’s Prop. 22. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden’s plan to provide unemployment benefits and paid time off to gig workers goes well beyond those that Prop. 22, if passed, will create.  The candidate has opposed the California ballot measure, accusing firms like Uber of “trying to gut the…Continue Reading

Healthcare Workers Ask OSHA for More Oversight on COVID-19 Safety

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Last spring, when Cliff Willmeng, RN, was working at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, he’d take off his personal protective equipment (PPE) in the same hallway where children were transported from ambulances to the neighboring Children’s Hospital emergency department. Stretchers…Continue Reading

Workers are getting fired and penalized for reporting COVID safety violations

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Restaurant Workers Need More Than Healthcare This Election Year. They Need Mental Health Support.

Health care has become one of the most critical issues this election, especially in the midst of the pandemic. Much of the debate centers on who should pay for it: the government or the individual. But for Jezabel Careaga, the owner of Jezabel’s Café in Philadelphia, the health care debate is ignoring a glaring crisis…Continue Reading

Postal workers really do not feel safe

It’s only two weeks until Election Day in the US. Many deadlines for requesting absentee ballots are approaching, and voters in states that won’t accept mail-in ballots after Nov. 3 have to rush to send in their vote. The work of the Postal Service and its employees are absolutely essential to ensure the smooth functioning…Continue Reading

The Warehouse workers ‘dejected, annoyed’ over restructure

Navigation for News Categories A Warehouse employee says some of his colleagues are feeling dejected having given years of their working life to the company only to have their hours slashed. (File image). Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon The company’s been undergoing a restructure which it expects will result in between 500 and 750 roles…Continue Reading