Amazon’s Workplace Culture

One former employee said colleagues cried at their desks.

The New York Times’ expose on Amazon’s labor practices has put the company on the defense. Workers World TodayWorkers’ World Today is a free publication that empowers all workers, regardless of social or political affiliations. Distributed throughout New York City, our paper has a mission to educate workers and provide them with relevant information pertinent […]

Social Security Disability and Personal Injury

To be eligible for Social Security benefits you must have under $2,000 in assets if you are single.

Social Security Disability and Personal Injury

By Tatyana Bellamy – Walker, Special to Workers World Today  A staggering 10.2 million people are on Social Security Disability (SSD), according to a recent report by the U.S. Office of Retirement and Disability Policy (ORDP). The report states that musculoskeletal system and connective tissue issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and bone fractures, […]

Home Ownership and Real Estate Development

Do you have enough money for a down payment? Can you afford the monthly mortgage payments? How much are your debts? What is your credit score? And can you fix your own leaks?

Home Ownership and Real Estate Development

By Tatyana Bellamy – Walker, Special to Workers World Today For Caribbean-immigrant households, buying their first home can be the pathway to stability. Many Caribbean immigrants first came to the United States during the early 1900s, bought brownstones in largely white neighborhoods in Harlem and Brooklyn, then anchored dozens of generations. According to a report […]

Why Workers Should Organize Unions

Through unions, workers have the opportunity to receive health insurance, job security, paid vacation, sick time and legal services/advice. Without the aid of unions, employees are sometimes subjugated to abusive work tactics.

Why Workers Should Organize Unions

By Tatyana Bellamy Walker, Special to Workers World Today    When hyperlocal new sites DNAinfo.com and the Gothamist joined the Writers Guild of America, East, their CEO, Joe Ricketts, retaliated by shuttering the company. Nearly a week before firing more than 150 employees, Ricketts penned a blog post, “Why I’m against Unions at the Businesses […]

NY State Senator Secures $190,000 in Funding for Tenants’ Rights & Tenant Advocacy Groups

NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton: “We have dedicated lawyers, counselors, case workers, and community advocates working to uphold tenants’ rights and keep our communities whole...”

NY State Senator Secures $190,000 in Funding for Tenants’ Rights & Tenant Advocacy Groups

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Hamilton announced today $190,000 in funding for tenants’ rights and tenant advocacy groups secured in the New York State budget. The Flatbush Development Corporation with the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Housing & Family Services of Greater New York, Fifth Avenue Committee with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and the Legal Aid Society will be […]

What quality of life can minimum wage workers afford?

Life On Minimum Wage

Washington state has the highest minimum wage in the nation at $9.32. Can the state’s low-wage workers meet their basic needs without assistance? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the quality of life for a baggage handler at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and an employee of McDonald’s. – PBS Workers World TodayWorkers’ World Today is a free […]

The Labor Movement in the US

History Channel: "The labor movement in the United States grew out of the need to protect the common interest of workers. For those in the industrial sector, organized labor unions fought for better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions."

The labor history of the United States describes the history of organized labor, US labor law, and more general history of working people, in the United States. Beginning in the 1930s, unions became important components of the Democratic Party. However, some historians have not understood why no Labor Party emerged in the United States, in […]

American Workers Doubt Robots Will Destroy Their Jobs

Whatever the reason, American jobs are more stable than they have been in a generation, and workers know it.

American Workers Doubt Robots Will Destroy Their Jobs

By By Dan Kopf, Quartz American workers know the truth. Their jobs aren’t going anywhere. The typical narrative about the US labor market is that it is increasingly unstable. Robotics, artificial intelligence, and outsourcing mean jobs are tenuous, driving people in droves to the “gig” economy and other alternative arrangements that aren’t full-time. This narrative […]

Blackout Threat Rises With Worker Protests in South Africa

Eskom has seven days to respond to the unions’ demands, National Union of Mineworkers spokesman Livhuwani Mammburu said by phone.

Blackout Threat Rises With Worker Protests in South Africa

By Odwa Mjoand & Robert Bran, Bloomberg South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said it will start rolling blackouts for the first time since 2015 as protesting workers blockade plant entrances and disrupt distribution networks. “Acts of intimidation and sabotage have resulted in Eskom being unable to ensure uninterrupted power supply,” Khulu […]