New York nurses strike for safety, patient care, better wages

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
Members of New York State Nurses Association picket Albany Medical Center during Dec. 1 strike demanding more staff to ensure safety and for the health of patients, higher pay.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Hundreds of nurses organized by the New York State Nurses Association struck Albany Medical Center here Dec. 1. Many picketed the entire day, dressed in red and carrying signs reading, “On strike for safety” and “Fair contract…


Chicago nursing home workers win pay raise after 12-day strike

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

CHICAGO — After nearly two weeks on strike, 700 members of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois ratified a contract with Infinity Healthcare Management that includes an immediate raise of at least $1 an hour. The strike involved certified nursing…


Airport workers challenge boss demands for 25% wage cut

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

LONDON — Engineers, firefighters and security workers employed by Heathrow Airport Ltd and members of the Unite union took part in a 24-hour walkout at Heathrow Airport Dec. 1 to protest wage cuts and threatened job cuts by the bosses.…


Farmworkers in Peru defeat gov’t anti-labor law

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

Thousands of farmworkers fighting for higher wages and better working conditions ended a six-day strike and blockade of highways across Peru Dec. 4, after the Peruvian Congress revoked the anti-labor “Agrarian Promotion Law.” This was a key demand of the…


COVID-19 poses deadly crisis for workers behind bars

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep its way through the U.S., those facing some of the worst conditions are working people behind bars. Inmates have been infected at a rate that is more than four times higher than that…


Thai protests continue fight for political rights

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
Thai protests continue fight for political rights

Seven young leaders of protests in Thailand were charged Nov. 30 with insulting the king which, if they are found guilty, could mean up to 15 years in prison. Tens of thousands of mostly student-led protesters have been demanding political…