Workers to Amazon: ‘We are not robots!’

The e-commerce giant Amazon is worth a trillion dollars. But the megacorporation is not into sharing–least of all with the Amazon workers whose labor produces all this profit. No U.S. Amazon facility is unionized.

Workers to Amazon: ‘We are not robots!’

By By Joyce Chediac (Liberation)

Amazon workers are subjected to dangerous, exhausting and stressful conditions. This includes mandatory 70-hour work weeks, and …

1199 SEIU Marks 60th Anniversary; Solidarity Was Key in Historic 1959 Victory

Before 1199: Hospitals were exempt from labor laws because they were considered charitable organizations. And the great majority of unions were reluctant to organize poverty-wage workers, most of whom were women of color.

1199 SEIU Marks 60th Anniversary; Solidarity Was Key in Historic 1959 Victory

By 1199 Magazine | March / April 2019

This year marks the 60th anniversary of 1199’s emergence as New York’s major healthcare union. The

Worker’s Compensation

Workers compensation is an insurance or wage replacement offered to employees injured on the job. Under New York State law, worker’s compensation covers employees working in for-profit businesses and excludes most independent contractors. Independent contractors are self-employed workers and not employees.

Worker’s Compensation

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – More than a century ago, pirates were some of the world’s first advocates for worker’s compensation. Known for their …