New US unemployment claims hit 3.28 million as pandemic produces economic catastrophe

The number of new weekly claims for state unemployment benefits reached the staggering total of 3.28 million, an increase of 1,000 percent over the previous week, and the largest such total in history. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

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By admin On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Trump’s “Get back to work” demagogy aids the spread of the pandemic

Amidst an expanding pandemic, which is still in its early stages, the Trump administration is intensifying its efforts to force a return to work, which would endanger the lives of millions of workers. World Socialist More...

By admin On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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US Senate passes massive economic “rescue” bill

The $ 2 trillion bill allocates the bulk of its funds to loans and grants to corporations and businesses, with some emergency aid to workers. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Strikes, protests spread as US workers demand protection from COVID-19

Even as Trump rushes to resume full production, tens of thousands of workers in the US and around the world are refusing to die for the sake of corporate profits. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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How many must die for Wall Street?

Amid growing evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading through American workplaces, powerful representatives of finance capital are demanding that the country be “open for business.” World Socialist Web More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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“We are not going to die in our cubicles!” – Wildcat strikes erupt at call centers across Brazil

Workers have rebelled against unsafe conditions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, challenging transnational corporations like AlmaViva. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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As more workers test positive for COVID-19, Amazon ignores demands to close warehouses

At least three Amazon workers in Shepherdsville, Kentucky tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, following the discovery of COVID-19 cases in New York, Florida and Michigan warehouses. World Socialist Web More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Two Fiat Chrysler workers die from COVID-19 in US

The deaths, at FCA Sterling Heights Assembly in the Detroit area and at Kokomo Transmission in Indiana, are the predictable outcome of the combined effort by the auto companies and the UAW to keep the plants running More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Trump calls for lifting COVID-19 restrictions by Easter

With the US death toll from COVID-19 nearing 700 and infections surging, President Trump on Tuesday pledged to “open up” the country and force workers back to work by Easter. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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UK: NHS frontline staff and patients at risk through government negligence over pandemic

NHS doctors and nurses have been battling against the government’s refusal to provide testing and adequate Personal Protective Equipment. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...