Thursday August 5, 2021
| Last update: Tuesday at 11:05 PM
BY Jim Byrne | Tucson, AZ | 12/13/20
Over 100 educators in CUSD called in sick on Friday, December 11 to express their opposition to the negligent board.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 11/13/20
Within a week of the election, the pandemic in the United States has turned the corner, just as President Trump said. But instead of fading away, there has been a surge in new infections.
COVID-19, economy
BY Fronte Popolare | Italy | 10/31/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Italian Marxist- Leninist organization Fronte Popolare.
BY staff | San José, CA | 10/05/20
On Friday, October 2, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the official unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9% in September, from 8.4% in August. But of the almost one million people who left the official unemployment count, 70% stopped looking for work and did not find a job.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 9/22/20
On September 20, union members and frontline workers gathered at Zeidler Union Square in downtown Milwaukee.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/11/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the testimony of Joe Iosbaker to the September 10 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Board of Trustees meeting. University of Chicago workers are preparing a major strike for safety, respect and wages.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/11/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the testimony of Joe Iosbaker to the September 10 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Board of Trustees meeting. University of Chicago workers are preparing a major strike for safety, respect and wages.
BY staff | Franklin, WI | 8/11/20
On the morning of August 7, a crowd of around 80 people marched outside a Strauss Brands meatpacking facility located in the small town of Franklin just south of Milwaukee. In the crowd were workers from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1473 (UFCW 1473) and their families, and members of other unions and community groups; most visibly immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera.
BY Kristin Ervin | Tallahassee, FL | 8/10/20
Tallahassee, FL - Around 50 people gathered outside of the Leon County School Board meeting on the afternoon of August 4. The group met in front of the building where the Leon County School Board was meeting to discuss the district’s plans to reopen schools for in-person lessons on August 31. This action came shortly after the community learned that the second of two staff members at a local school had died after contracting COVID-19.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 8/07/20
In March and April of this year, more than 20 million jobs were lost because of the economic crisis, COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders to fight the virus. Millions more who were working gig jobs or had their own businesses lost their livelihood. At the time when the government count was done in mid-July, more than 30 million people - almost 20% of the workforce - were collecting some form of unemployment insurance benefits.
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