Lawsuit: Black workers at UPS facility in Ohio faced decades of racial hostility

"African-American employees come to work each day not knowing whether a racist comment or conduct will confront them, being concerned that smirking or laughing white employees are ridiculing them because of their race, and walking on eggshells to avoid triggering a problem," the suit reads.

Lawsuit: Black workers at UPS facility in Ohio faced decades of racial hostility

By N’dea Yancey-Bragg (USA TODAY) Nineteen workers at a United Parcel Service distribution center in Ohio are suing their employer, claiming management at the facility “enabled, tolerated, and purposefully promoted and encouraged a culture of racism and racially discriminatory conduct.” The company itself is named as well as five supervisors and managers who defendants say maintained a […]

What It Takes To Stand Up To Authority

Most people do what authority figures tell them to – even when they disagree. The reason, it turns out, is hidden in the brain. The good news? It can be changed.

What It Takes To Stand Up To Authority

By Martha Henriques | BBC | 13 July 2018 We like to think we’d do the right thing in a tough situation. We’d stand up to our boss when necessary, step in if we saw someone being bullied, and say no if we were asked to do something we felt was wrong. It’s tempting to […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Travel diaries reveal Einstein’s racist views

He uses particularly derogatory language to describe Chinese people, calling them "spiritless" and "obtuse."

Travel diaries reveal Einstein’s racist views

By Jessica Spitz, NBC News A journal kept by Albert Einstein throughout his travels in the Far East, recently published by Princeton University Press, reveals xenophobic and racist attitudes that stand in stark contrast to the physicist’s legacy as a humanitarian and outspoken proponent of civil rights. This is the first time that the diary, […]