NYT editorial board; Lazaro Gamio; Julie Rotham & Shaina Feinberg
New York Times
The New York Times has put together three useful articles with graphics over the past week, highlighting worker rights and worker safety. Two pieces focus on COVID-19 and worker safety. The third is about the dangers of construction work.
The European country hit hardest by coronavirus, Italy has announced a near-total shutdown of shops and public venues, but many nonessential workplaces are still running. Refusing to let bosses risk their safety, workers are now going on strike.
Workers denounce draconian immigration policies that repel people who are fleeing for their lives, but they also argue that central Americans should have the right to not emigrate; to live from birth to death in their homeland.
Trump is a conman nonpareil who has fooled millions of workers into believing he is their champion. No institution in society is better positioned than organized labor to disabuse workers of that demagogic notion.
British filmmaker Ken Loach's latest work, "Sorry We Missed You," shows the brutal reality of life for a package delivery driver working as independent contractor and home healthcare worker. This must-see film is now playing in the US.