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Scenes From Four Wage Protests Across the Country

In cities throughout America yesterday, advocates for workers' rights mobilized in a day of nationwide protests. Led in part by labor organizations like Fight For $15 and the Service Employees International Union, nationwide ralliesShow More Summary

The rise and fall of US labor unions — and why they still matter

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Editor’s note: this is the first in a weekly series of articles on organized labor, to culminate on International Workers Day on May 1. The US labor movement was once the core institution fighting for average workers. Over the last half century, its ranks have been decimated. The share of the...

Nepal airport still closed after plane skidded off runway

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least another day as workers attempt to remove a Turkish Airlines jet that skidded after landing, blocking the single runway, aviation officials said Friday. Civil...Show More Summary

FairPoint union workers approve new labor agreement

FairPoint Communications has made yet another step forward with its labor unions, announcing that after three days of voting, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have ratified tentative agreements with the telco.

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court on pimping charges

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn faced another humiliating day in a court Monday when he appeared on charges accusing him of procuring sex workers for an international prostitution ring operating out of luxury hotels in Europe and the United States.

Out-Of-Control Motorcycle Kills Corner Marshal At Florida Track Day

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Veteran corner worker Robert Hoffstetter was struck by an out of control Yamaha R1 at a Florida Track Days event on Sunday at Palm Beach International Raceway, according to reports. Hoffstetter was transported via helicopter to St. Mary's Medical Center in nearby West Palm Beach, but he passed away from the injuries he sustained. Read more...

Sex worker violence vigil scheduled for Woodruff Park

If you see red umbrellas descending on Woodruff Park this evening, don't blame it on the weather. Today Atlanta joins more than 54 cities around the world in recognition of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers by holding vigils to raise awareness and fight for human rights.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Why Sex Workers Need Their Own Day

Today, December 17, is the International Day to End Violence Against SexWorkers, and groups all over the world are gathering to memorialize victims. The occasion was launched by Annie Sprinkle after the "Green River Killer," Gary Ridgway,...Show More Summary

Help End Violence Against Sex Workers by Decriminalizing Prostitution, Activists Say

4 months agoNews : Reason

December 17 is commemorated internationally in the sex worker community as a "Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers"—violence which activists say is rooted in prostitution's criminalization.  The Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP-USA) organized the first such day 11 years ago, in response to the sentencing of "Green River Killer" Gary Ridgway. Show More Summary

Union Interests Work Against Low-Wage Workers

By Diana Furchtgott-Roth, economics21.org A few days after the latest round of fast food demonstrations, when the Service Employees International Union tried to get workers all over the country to go out on strike to demand $15 an hour,...Show More Summary

Amnesty International says Qatar is ‘still failing’ when it comes to migrant workers and the 2022 FIFA World Cup

5 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Just a day after Qatar’s sports minister proclaimed his country’s government is cracking down on the inhumane working conditions that have plagued the migrant workers building facilities for the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International officials have come out to say it’s not good enough. Per Sports Illustrated: Amnesty International says that Qatar, the host of […]

Ukraine, pro-Russia fighters trade blame over aid worker's death

7 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia gunmen raged around Donetsk's international airport Friday, a day after the artillery battle spilled into the nearby city and killed a Swiss aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Workers protesting outside Apple Stores on iPhone 6 launch day

7 months agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

In addition to the long lines of iPhone 6 customers, Apple Stores across the United States are going to see another group of people gathering today: protesting security workers. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is planning to stage protests … Read more ›

Worker Solidarity, Eugene Debs and Why Labor Day isn’t International WorkersDay

Even after 50 years of stagnant wages, union-busting, job outsourcing, and the appalling lapdoggery of politicians in both legacy parties who serve the interests of the modern oligarchs - we are obliged to stand with our fellow workers and acknowledge that our work makes our land. Show More Summary

A Brief History of Labour Day

SI was going to give you a brief history of Labour Day in North America, and Canada and the United States, in particular, where it is observed as the first Monday of September (and not May 1, which is International WorkersDay and synonymous with Labour Day in Many Countries), but the LOLCats thought that […]

Write and Learn About Your Rights with Mark Nowak!

International Domestic Workers Day is this weekend! To celebrate, Mark Nowak is hosting two pop-up poetry workshops this weekend in New York City. On Saturday, June 14th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Queens Museum (with Nanny Van)! Join the NannyVan and NYC domestic worker groups in front of the Queens Museum to [...]

Happy International Whores' Day! Celebrating the Birth of the Sex Worker Rights Movement

11 months agoNews : Reason

Today is "International Whores' Day," a day commemorating the 1975 occupation of the Church of St. Nizierof in Lyon, France, by more than 100 prostitutes. The event is considered to be the birth of the modern sex workers' rights movement.  Here's...Show More Summary

Currently Hanging: William Powhida's Seattle Paintings Made in China

12 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of the artist and Platform Gallery It was record-hot last Thursday in Seattle. Sweaty anticapitalist marches for International Workers' Day clogged big streets. Police guarded the defenseless windows of Niketown. And superheroes in full-body costumes skirmished with cop-loathing anarchists. Show More Summary

‘M’ Is For May And Masturbation Month

The workers of the world can have their International WorkersDay, or Labor Day or whatever, but the month of May belongs to an equally fundamental dignity: masturbation. How did May become masturbation month? Find out on Huffington Post…

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