Nashville: Police Firing Squad Executes Man Having Mental Health Crisis

By Maria Decoteau On January 27, nine Nashville Police officers murdered 37-year-old Landon Eastep, gunning him down in a fashion similar to a firing squad. The officers surrounded Eastep, who was not a suspect in any crime, in the middle of Interstate 65 as he was experiencing a mental health crisis. Eastep’s wife, Chelesy, says that he left their house that morning after he woke … Continue reading Nashville: Police Firing Squad Executes Man Having Mental Health Crisis

Worker Correspondents: School District Won’t Provide COVID Sick Days

By a Nashville Teacher While Nashville is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) does not see a need to provide protection for us teachers or students. Shortly before the winter break, MNPS decided to get rid of all our COVID sick days, only to emphasize during our professional development before the spring semester that we should stay home if we … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: School District Won’t Provide COVID Sick Days

Electricians Expose Exploitative Contracts, Poor Working Conditions

By Peter Garland Over 90 electrical workers from across the country protested on October 10 outside the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) trade show in Nashville, Tennessee. NECA is a contractors’ syndicate with which all International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) local unions negotiate their contracts. The workers highlighted a recent contract dispute in IBEW Local 606 in Orlando, Florida, which instituted a seven-day workweek … Continue reading Electricians Expose Exploitative Contracts, Poor Working Conditions