Dirty Work: Eyal Press on Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. This Monday is Labor Day. Today, we spend the rest of the hour looking at Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. …
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Work from home? They’ll cut your pay!

Support us and go ad-free Businesses are still trying to find ways to make workers pay. Curtis Daly calls for a new way of working. Video transcript Working from home? Maybe you’re getting paid too much. I think we’ll cut it.  Seems fair?  Well, Whitehall officials have had ‘high level talks’ discussing scrapping a wage …
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Employees suffering with long Covid are being discriminated against at work

Support us and go ad-free The TUC is calling for the government to recognise long Covid as a disability to prevent suffering employees being discriminated against at work. The union’s survey of employees with long Covid found that respondents reported symptoms lasting over a year, while experiencing workplace discrimination as a result. NICE defines long …
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Biden and Putin Agree to Begin Work on Arms Control & Cybersecurity in Effort to Avoid New Cold War

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva Wednesday for a three-hour summit and agreed to set up working groups to deal with nuclear arms control, as well as cyberattacks. The sides also agreed to send ambassadors back to their posts, restoring “normal diplomatic relations of a kind which exist between …
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Parliament’s youngest MP speaks out about taking time off work due to PTSD

Britain’s youngest MP has been told to take “several weeks” away from work by her doctor, as she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Labour MP for Nottingham East Nadia Whittome has announced she will take a leave of absence from the Commons, after months of trying to manage her condition alongside full-time work. …
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‘Exhausted’ doctors felt pressured to work extra shifts – survey

Thousands of NHS workers are experiencing “unacceptable levels of exhaustion”, a health chief has warned, after a survey found some doctors worked extra unpaid shifts during the pandemic. Over-worked The British Medical Association (BMA) said more than half of doctors (58%) surveyed in the UK had worked extra shifts as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) …
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“Our Demand Is for Him to Be Fired”: Outrage in Kenosha as Cop Who Shot Jacob Blake Returns to Work

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Relatives and supporters of Jacob Blake staged a sit-in outside the Kenosha police headquarters in Wisconsin Sunday to protest the department’s decision to allow police officer Rusten Sheskey to return to work. Last August, Sheskey, who’s white, fired seven shots …
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Care home group considering if staff without vaccine can work with residents

One of the UK’s largest care home providers has said it is considering whether staff who have refused a vaccine for non-medical reasons can continue in roles where they are in contact with residents. Barchester Healthcare, which runs more than 200 care homes, said it is considering an option where staff make themselves “unavailable for …
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“Work Won’t Love You Back”: Sarah Jaffe on Toxic U.S. Work Culture & the Fight Against Inequality

Amid the economic crisis and precarious working conditions for millions of people during the pandemic, we look at a new book by Sarah Jaffe, an independent journalist and author who covers labor and economic justice. “Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone” looks at the unsustainable …
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A ‘New Wales’ is possible, and the work has already begun

This week, The Canary’s #Independence2021 series speaks to people from movements working towards a new and independent Wales. So we’re speaking with Llywelyn ap Gwilym of YesCymru and Sam Coates of UNDOD. This series explores the movements for independence in Scotland and Wales in the run up to the May 2021 elections. Ap Gwilym is …
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