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The World Needs Ventilators, General Electric Workers Want to Make Them

Factories that once produced jet engines may soon be producing ventilators if General Electric workers have their way. They demonstrated on Monday, March 30th, at a Massachusetts aviation facility and at GE’s corporate headquarters in Boston, demanding that factories that would otherwise be idle be used in the fight against Covid-19.

Ioan Georg

March 30, 2020

French Aeronautics Unions Demand a Halt to All Non-Essential Production

Cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly in France, doubling every four days. At this writing, some 2,314 people have already died from the virus, with 319 deaths occurring in just the preceding 24 hours. President Emmanuel Macron has declared “war” on the outbreak, using it as justification to implement repressive measures to keep people in […]

Left Voice

March 30, 2020

Jacobi Medical Center Nurse Speaks out About Limited Supplies in the Midst of a Pandemic

“There’s money, it’s there but it’s not being put into the protection of the workers, of the nurses, of the doctors, of our housekeeping staff - all of us working long hours” #WeNeedPPE #NationalizePrivateHealthcare

Luigi Morris

March 28, 2020

Health Disparities Will Devastate the Nation’s Capital During the Pandemic: A Physician’s Perspective

Less than a couple miles from the nation’s capital, where the seats of political power converge in one of the wealthiest cities in the world, egregious disparities in healthcare have left swathes of Washington D.C. undeserved or without access. A frontline physician implores us: We must act now.

Luigi Morris

March 25, 2020

Fighting the Coronavirus Demands Justice for Janitors

Washing hands and rubbing down doorknobs is not enough. Cleaners are key to prevent people dying from COVID-19. They need living wages, secure contracts, and — since many are immigrants — full rights.

Nathaniel Flakin

March 21, 2020

A Call to Healthcare Workers

Calling all healthcare workers: Are you concerned about the coronavirus response? How has the pandemic affected you and your workplace? We want to hear from you!

Mike Pappas

March 20, 2020

U.S. Automakers Shut Down After Wildcat Strikes

On Wednesday, the Big Three automakers announced they are closing all plants in the U.S. Managers presented this as a voluntary decision. In reality, it was a reaction to spontaneous strikes by auto workers. Auto workers around the world have been going on strike to protect their health and safety.

Nathaniel Flakin

March 19, 2020

Closing NYC Restaurants Will Keep People At Home, But How Will We Pay Rent?

As restaurants and bars close in New York and other states to combat the coronavirus crisis, many workers are left without the means to take care of themselves and those that depend on them. Here is one food industry worker's perspective.

Luigi Morris

March 18, 2020

The Socialist Podcast That Shares Workers’ Stories in Their Own Words

Working Class Heroes, a new socialist podcast from New York City, is dedicated to sharing the struggles of today's working-class heroes, with a first season dedicated to the struggles of taxi drivers. This is more than just a few lefties talking on a couch — it is deeply researched and well-produced radio. Left Voice spoke with Julian Guerrero, one of the producers.

Nathaniel Flakin

March 11, 2020