News From: Corporate Greed

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 14, 2020

Companies Use COVID-19 Pandemic to Attack Workers

Last week, UCOMM reported on companies that are stepping up to help build PPE, produce hand sanitizer, and ramp up production for ventilators. While the pandemic has brought out the best in these...

by Press and Media | on Apr 02, 2020

Leaked Amazon Document Details Plan to Smear Fired Worker

On Monday, Amazon workers in Staten Island held a walkout to protest the company's failure to protect them on the job. On Tuesday, Amazon fired the organizer. Vice has now gained leaked notes...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 01, 2020

Hobby Lobby Lays off by Email

For weeks, craft store Hobby Lobby has been insisting on keeping their stores open even as other companies have made the decision to voluntarily close to stop the spread of coronavirus. By the middle...

by Brian Young | on Mar 31, 2020

CWA Demands GE Use Aviation Workers to Build Ventilators

As states prepare for the apex of the coronavirus outbreak, there is a fear that the need for ventilators will outpace the stockpile. To ramp up the production of the needed equipment, Trump has...

by Guest Post | on Mar 26, 2020

Gig Workers are Employees

Today, the New York State Court of Appeals decided that Luis Vega, a Postmates delivery person, as well as similarly situated workers, are employees for Unemployment Insurance purposes.  Mario...

by Brian Young | on Mar 23, 2020

Amazon: Give Paid Sick Leave to Warehouse Workers

As more and more states move towards limiting the number of people who can work outside of the home, they are also asking people to stop heading out for non-essential shopping. This means that more...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 23, 2020

Why Dems Rejected Bailout Plan

With the economy in a freefall, the coronavirus closing businesses and with no end in sight Congress is considering trillions of dollars in bailouts and economic stimulus. However, on Sunday, the...

by Brian Young | on Mar 03, 2020

Jack Welch: King of Outsourcing Dies

This week, former General Electric (GE) CEO Jack Welch passed away. Welch served as the chairman and CEO of the company from 1981 until 2001, working his way up from a chemical engineer in 1960....

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 24, 2020

Why do The Young Turks Hate Unions?

Even though they get 200 Million hits a month, The Young Turks are YouTube’s version of Morning Joe. With hits comes greed and the staff, which is probably overworked and underpaid, just want...

by Brian Young | on Feb 21, 2020

Wages Stagnate for Workers

While Trump is on the campaign trail talking about how strong the economy is and the new record that the Dow hit, average Americans are still struggling to get by. Even with near-record unemployment...

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