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With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny

With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny

With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny AMSTERDAM — When the Dutch artist Renzo Martens presented his film “Episode III: Enjoy Poverty” at Tate Modern in London in 2010, he couldn’t help but notice the many Unilever logos painted across the museum’s white walls. Unilever, …

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A Bleak Forecast for Canada’s 600,000 Energy Industry Workers

A Bleak Forecast for Canada’s 600,000 Energy Industry Workers

A Bleak Forecast for Canada’s 600,000 Energy Industry Workers A Bleak Forecast for Canada’s 600,000 Energy Industry Workers We don’t know exactly what Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s deputy prime minister and finance minister, will present when she becomes the country’s first woman to deliver a federal budget later this month. But the Liberal government has made it abundantly clear that economic …

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Amazon Workers Defeat Union Effort in Alabama

Amazon Workers Defeat Union Effort in Alabama

Amazon Workers Defeat Union Effort in Alabama Amazon Workers Defeat Union Effort in Alabama Amazon workers at a giant warehouse in Alabama voted decisively against forming a union on Friday, squashing the most significant labor drive in the internet giant’s history and dealing a crushing blow to organizers, Democrats and their allies when conditions have appeared ripe for unions to …

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As Diners Return, Restaurants Face a New Hurdle: Finding Workers

As Diners Return, Restaurants Face a New Hurdle: Finding Workers

As Diners Return, Restaurants Face a New Hurdle: Finding Workers As Diners Return, Restaurants Face a New Hurdle: Finding Workers MIAMI — All Day, a downtown coffee shop and restaurant, started the year on a high note. January was its busiest month since the start of the pandemic. “It was like turning on a light switch,” said Camila Ramos, an …

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Restaurant Workers Are in a Race to Get Vaccines

Restaurant Workers Are in a Race to Get Vaccines

Restaurant Workers Are in a Race to Get Vaccines Restaurant Workers Are in a Race to Get Vaccines Over the course of the pandemic, some of the most dangerous activities were those many Americans dearly missed: scarfing up nachos, canoodling with a date or yelling sports scores at a group of friends at a crowded, sticky bar inside a restaurant. …

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Garment Workers Who Lost Jobs in Pandemic Still Wait for Severance Pay

Garment Workers Who Lost Jobs in Pandemic Still Wait for Severance Pay

Garment Workers Who Lost Jobs in Pandemic Still Wait for Severance Pay Garment Workers Who Lost Jobs in Pandemic Still Wait for Severance Pay Over a crackling phone line, Ashraf Ali, a 35-year-old father in Bangladesh, described feeling suicidal and desperate to feed his family. Sokunthea Yi, in Cambodia, said she spends sleepless nights worrying about how she will pay …

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Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds

Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds

Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds SEATTLE — Amazon illegally retaliated against two of its most prominent internal critics when it fired them last year, the National Labor Relations Board has determined. The employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, had publicly pushed the company to reduce its impact on climate …

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Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims

Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims

Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims Oxfam has suspended two staff members over accusations of sexual misconduct in the Democratic Republic of Congo in recent years, the British charity said on Friday, months after commissioning a broader investigation into abuse claims in the central African nation. …

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‘It Takes Time’: I.C.U. Workers Help Their Former Covid Patients Mend

‘It Takes Time’: I.C.U. Workers Help Their Former Covid Patients Mend

‘It Takes Time’: I.C.U. Workers Help Their Former Covid Patients Mend ‘It Takes Time’: I.C.U. Workers Help Their Former Covid Patients Mend LOS ANGELES — Three days after being released from Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, Gilbert Torres returned on a stretcher, a clear tube snaking from his nose to an oxygen tank. It was the last place he …

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Italy Pushes Back as Health Care Workers Shun Covid Vaccines

Italy Pushes Back as Health Care Workers Shun Covid Vaccines

Italy Pushes Back as Health Care Workers Shun Covid Vaccines Italy Pushes Back as Health Care Workers Shun Covid Vaccines ROME — Giulio Macciò tested negative for the coronavirus and spent weeks receiving treatment for emphysema in a sealed-off hospital under the care of doctors and lung specialists — and a nurse who had refused to be vaccinated. On March 11, …

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