Worker Correspondents: Sam’s Club and Walmart Push Workers to Chronic Pain

By Michael Nolan Sam’s Club and Walmart routinely disregard the physical well-being of workers, leaving some workers with potentially life-long impairments, particularly those involved in filling online orders, who the company refers to as ‘fulfillment associates.’ One worker who experienced both companies’ indifference towards her health told Tribune, “Walmart and Sam’s Club are dangerous places to work.” When the worker contracted COVID-19 while working at … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Sam’s Club and Walmart Push Workers to Chronic Pain

Worker Correspondents: Mancan Inc. Steals Wages from Temp Workers

By Jason Bartles Mancan Inc., a temporary worker staffing agency based in Wheeling, West Virginia, has withheld some workers’ wages up to two months at a time, in certain cases completely refusing to pay for hours worked. When workers dispute the discrepancies, the company typically attempts to blame the theft on clerical error, but their standard practice when workers report missing wages is to make … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Mancan Inc. Steals Wages from Temp Workers

Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Work Speedups, Hazardous Conditions

By Dontay Stevenson Workers at the UPS facility in Charlotte have been subjected to dangerous working conditions related to increasing workloads and work speedups ordered by supervisors and corporate management. In just the past week, four workers have been injured. One worker had a large stack of packages fall on him while using a load stand, causing him to fall off of the stand. Afterwards, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Work Speedups, Hazardous Conditions

Worker Correspondents: NXP Semiconductors Pushes Workers to Resume Full Production

By Brian Martel Since the winter storm that hit Texas last month, workers at the Austin NXP Semiconductors plant have been pushed to speed up production and maintain strict standards under threat of firing. NXP Semiconductors is partners with other monopoly corporations like Philips and Motorola, with two fabrication facilities in Austin. Workers at the factory are divided between contractors, hired through Randstad, and full-time … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: NXP Semiconductors Pushes Workers to Resume Full Production

Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Begin Strike for Better Working Conditions

By Vincent Cross On Monday morning, hundreds of nurses gathered outside St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts to officially mark the beginning of their strike for better working conditions and increased staffing levels. The nurses have been demanding increased staffing levels and a lower patient-nurse ratio for years, and last month they overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike if management continued to refuse to meet … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Begin Strike for Better Working Conditions