Workers’ Response to COVID-19

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Workers across the US —in healthcare, at Amazon, and in other workplaces— are being fired for raising concerns about their own and fellow workers’ health and safety in the COVID-19 pandemic.  By last week, the  Occupational Safety and Health Administration had received  over 3000 worker complaints about employer culpability for workers’ unnecessary exposure to the virus.

 

Bill Resnick talks with Travis Watkins,  an organizer with Unite All Workers in Democracy, about his union experience and being fired from his auto parts plant in Michigan, with the collusion of the United Auto Workers.  Bill also talks with with Alexandra Bradbury, co-editor of Labor Notes, about worker challenges from union and unorganized workers across the country.

 

Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

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