Worker Correspondents: Universal Studios Understaffs and Overworks Workers

By a Universal Studios stocker Universal Studios pits workers against each other through manipulative tactics to hide underlying issues with under-staffing. Working in food service is a very demanding job, both physically and mentally. For example, customers who waited in line to buy a turkey leg but were unable to buy one will harass you for bringing turkey legs out after restocking, even though we … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Universal Studios Understaffs and Overworks Workers

Worker Correspondents: Instacart’s Absurd Ratings System Threatens Worker Livelihoods

Source: Instacart By an Instacart Shopper I started working for Instacart in July of 2021. In the beginning I was able to make about $1,000 a week as I long as I stuck to the goal I set for how many hours I needed to work a week. However, I soon learned about Instacart’s arbitrary rating system, which can dramatically reduce pay overnight. Instacart shoppers … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Instacart’s Absurd Ratings System Threatens Worker Livelihoods

Worker Correspondents: ‘Hero’ Myth Serves as a Farce to Exploit Wildland Firefighters

Source: Twitter @mrfirerob4 By an Oregon Firefighter Politicians, monopoly media, and public figures frequently commend wildland firefighters for their sacrifice and commitment to keeping communities safe, however, the outpouring of praise and thanks stands in stark contrast to actual job conditions, which include low pay and poor living conditions. Many firefighters are rightfully proud of the important work that we do. The sacrifices we make … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: ‘Hero’ Myth Serves as a Farce to Exploit Wildland Firefighters

Worker Correspondents: Management Retaliation, Going Without Bathroom Breaks at Lifetech Cosmetics Factory

By Sarah Ahmed Workers at the Lifetech Resources facility in Moorpark, California must wait long periods of time before being allowed bathroom or water breaks and can be ‘laid off’ when they complain to management, resulting in workers going weeks without paid work. The facility, which is mostly staffed by women, produces cosmetics like hair and skin products. Workers are not allowed to have water … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Management Retaliation, Going Without Bathroom Breaks at Lifetech Cosmetics Factory

Worker Correspondents: Miserable Working Conditions at Amazon Warehouses

Photo credit: Maryland GovPics By a Former Employee at Amazon DPP7 in Sewickley, PA In Amazon’s distribution centers, employees are held to unattainable standards while working in a very hazardous environment. The health and safety of workers is always a far lower priority than maximizing productivity, risking serious health problems for those involved. I worked full-time at the DPP7 Distribution Center in Coraopolis as a warehouse … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Miserable Working Conditions at Amazon Warehouses

Worker Correspondents: Spontaneous Walkout at Charlotte UPS Warehouse

By Dontay Stevenson Last Wednesday evening, warehouse workers at a UPS facility in Charlotte spontaneously walked out in response to weeks of work speedups, micro-management, and safety risks ignored by supervisors and corporate management. The walkout included workers from different sections of the building and due to the sheer number of workers who participated, none of them were fired. Out of fear of a repetition … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Spontaneous Walkout at Charlotte UPS Warehouse

Worker Correspondents: Oxnard School District Denies Adequate COVID-19 Compensation

By Serran Soledad & Scarlett Maroney Employees at the Oxnard School District (OSD) held a rally outside an OSD Board meeting on June 2 to demand increased compensation for time worked during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rally took place in the midst of negotiations between the OSD Board and the California School Employees Association (CSEA), a union that claims to represent around 800 classified employees, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Oxnard School District Denies Adequate COVID-19 Compensation

Worker Correspondents: Exposing the PIT5 Amazon Fulfillment Center

By Anon at PIT5 I work at the PIT5 Amazon fulfillment center. June 17 was when I saw the article that you wrote about the gas leaks and machinery breakdown. It was passed around by a small group of us. We all agreed on how you wrote it. PIT5 is bad, not as bad as some… but it is bad. You said in the article that … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Exposing the PIT5 Amazon Fulfillment Center

Worker Correspondents: UPS Drivers Face Video Surveillance, Heavy Monitoring

Photo: A picture of the Lytx camera posted by a UPS driver in Atlanta on an online forum By Rachel Foster UPS has begun installing surveillance systems in its delivery vehicles as a tactic to monitor drivers, speed up their work, and curtail breaks. Package cars in four fulfillment centers in Oklahoma and Texas have been fitted with cameras both inside and outside the vehicles, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Drivers Face Video Surveillance, Heavy Monitoring

Workers’ Correspondent: Trader Joe’s Uses Hazard Pay to Cut Raises, Workers Push Back

Photo Source: Tribune Supporter By Joanna Meyer Trader Joe’s has used the current economic situation to drive down wages and try to cut raises, using a temporary pandemic “hazard pay” as a bait-and-switch on their workers like myself. When workers spoke out last month, Trader Joe’s made some concessions, but we know that it’s still not enough. While Trader Joe’s does tend to pay better … Continue reading Workers’ Correspondent: Trader Joe’s Uses Hazard Pay to Cut Raises, Workers Push Back