Shop Steward and Workplace Accidents

Outside of handling workplace accidents, the shop steward plays a role in providing information to union leadership, organizing meetings and welcoming new employees.

 Shop Steward and Workplace Accidents

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Workers World Today) – Keeping a pack safe in the workplace first starts with the shop steward – a construction site’s go-to person for job protection. Often referred to as a company’s first line of defense, a shop steward helps those who are injured on the job receive medical care and compensation. During the […]

German Lessons for Great Britain on European Workers

It is not too late for the United Kingdom to learn from other EU member-states that with stricter labor market rules and better job training, there is nothing to fear from immigration.

German Lessons for Great Britain on European Workers

By Denis MacShane (The American Prospect) One of the knottiest problems for British politicians struggling with Brexit is their insistence, as much by Labour as by the Conservatives, that Britain has to set up a giant new immigration bureaucracy to issue work and residence permits for any European citizen who is offered a job in Britain. […]

A Hardball Look at the NYPD Confrontations with the Disabled and Mentally Ill

“In 2018 alone, police have shot and killed 64 people with mental health disabilities.” - American Civil Liberties Union

A Hardball Look at the NYPD Confrontations with the Disabled and Mentally Ill

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Workers World Today) – New York is made up of diverse communities and along with them comes a line of defense.   To speak about what the New York Police Department (NYPD) expects of their officers, the agency has put together a mission statement.  According to the city’s official website, the department’s mission […]

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids

Lower-income teens spend an average of eight hours and seven minutes a day using screens for entertainment, while higher income peers spend five hours and 42 minutes, according to research by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit media watchdog.

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids

By Nellie Bowles (The New York Times) America’s public schools are still touting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether. It wasn’t long ago that the worry was that rich students would have access to the internet earlier, gaining tech skills and creating a digital divide. […]

Residential Multiple-Dwelling Properties: Gold Mines or Coal Pits?

Property managers are devoted to ensuring that your investment does not go to ruin. They take care of violations, keep track of the rent roll and ensure that your property is in good standing. After all, a property in disarray can lose value when it is time to sell.

Residential Multiple-Dwelling Properties: Gold Mines or Coal Pits?

Multiple dwelling buildings are highly sought-after because of their high return on investment. No, they are not coal pits. Here’s why. With multiple apartments and with the increasing market rates, multiple dwellings offer their owners a higher rental income than income from one and two-family properties—all in one location. A responsible multiple-dwelling owner, who seeks […]

Why a record number of women are running for office

A record 3,379 women have won nomination for state legislatures across the country, breaking 2016’s record of 2,649, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.

Why a record number of women are running for office

By Colleen Shalby (LA Times) A record number of women are running for the U.S. House, Senate and state legislatures this year — more than any other election in U.S. history. Traditionally, the major political parties scout out their potential candidates. And typically, says Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics […]

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

Travel Agents understand there are different reasons why a particular hotel/resort can receive a particular rating.

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

People often ask, “Why would anyone use a Travel Agent when you can find everything online?” “Do people still use Travel Agents?” Yes, people still use Travel Agents, especially people who care about getting the best value for their dollars.  There are many reasons why people use Travel Agents and here are just a few: […]

Wave of CBD-infused products: From CBD Pain Creams to CBD Oil and More

“Several recent clinical studies have demonstrated that combination of THC and CBD can be an effective therapeutic option for patients with neuropathic pain and other types of chronic pain.” - The Journal of Experimental Medicine

Wave of CBD-infused products: From CBD Pain Creams to CBD Oil and More

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Workers World Today) – Multiple studies have shown that cannabis has various health benefits, including benefits for our physical and mental health. As the recreational use of cannabis is being legalized in various States, interest in its usage as well as research for its benefits have increased. CBD or Cannabidiol is derived from […]

Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

"The short-term home rental platform’s previous policy of displaying profile pictures throughout the booking process increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color, whether because of racial animus or implicit bias." - Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement in Response to Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy The company ends a booking policy that increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ […]

Worker Cooperatives: Keep the Full Fruits of Your Labor

In New York City, there are the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives and the Green Worker Cooperatives, which is based in the South Bronx and focused on assisting communities of immigrants and people of color.

Worker Cooperatives: Keep the Full Fruits of Your Labor

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — When we work in a capitalist business, we produce more value than we receive in wages. It’s called exploitation. A rich class lives high off the hog on the labor of a working class. Under slavery, it was  slaveowners exploiting slaves. Under feudalism, it was the landowners exploiting serfs. Under capitalism, […]

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