Worker’s Voices From the Amazon Walk Out
“These people are working in fear. They only confirmed one case, there are at least 10 in here. There is no social distancing going on. People are packed on top of each other. Close this building now and pay us for every day that is closed. Close this building down, get it clean.”
Luigi MorrisMarch 30, 2020
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 GeorgMarch 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 VoiceMarch 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 MorrisMarch 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 MorrisMarch 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 FlakinMarch 21, 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 FlakinMarch 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 MorrisMarch 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 FlakinMarch 11, 2020