Peoples WorldIn a move that is widely expected to boost voter turnout and push Donald Trump out of office in less than 83 days, presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris yesterday as his vice presidential running mate. The selection is being widely lauded not just by Black women but by broad swaths of labor and all its allied movements.

Harris, who’s been a senator for the last three years, has a 100% pro-worker voting record, according to the nation’s largest labor federation.

“Kamala Harris has spent her career tackling some of the most critical issues facing working families,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement just minutes after the announcement by Biden.

“As California’s Attorney General, she...

The police killing of George Floyd on May 25 provoked demonstrations worldwide. The United Nations Human Rights Council on June 17 debated a draft resolution introduced by the “African Group” of nations that condemned “structural racism endemic to the criminal justice system in the United States.”  The African nations were responding to a letter from the families of murder victims George...

This year’s New York State Democratic primaries (June 23) occurred during one of the nation’s most troubling times—in the midst of a spontaneous, nationwide outpouring of grief and anger set off by the release of video showing the police murder of George Floyd on May 30 in Minneapolis. This tragedy occurred after a rash of lynchings of people of color that was brushed aside by the judicial...

Senator Kamala Harris (California) as the running mate for Vice President Joe Biden. From fighting for hazard pay for grocery workers to her championing of the bread and butter issues that matter most to hardworking families, UFCW said that Senator Harris has proven her unbreakable support for all those who work at America’s grocery stores, meatpacking plants, pharmacies, hospitals and other...

Today, a coalition of progressive organizations, including CODEPINK, WAND, WILPF, and Massachusetts Peace Actiondelivered a petition with 4,800 signatures to the Biden and Trump campaign expressing the urgent need to incorporate a  vision of peace and serious nuclear disarmament in their campaign platforms. The petition lays out five clear nuclear disarmament planks to add to their campaign...

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) called on the CEOs of the country’s largest grocery store chains to reinstate hazard pay for their workers who are still on the frontlines of the pandemic as COVID-19 cases surpass 4.8 million nationwide. 

In a new CNN op-ed, UFCW International President Marc Perrone and Senator Harris and condemn America’s largest grocery chains for cutting hazard pay for their...

The appointment of Elliott Abrams to replace Brian Hook as the next U.S. Special Representative for Iran is another low point for the Trump administration’s disastrous policy towards Iran. The dangerous conflict resulting from Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear agreement will be exacerbated by a man committed to Washington’s failed policies of regime change, including in his present-day position...

As Rossana Cambron contemplates the multiple crises and threats to democracy facing the nation, the Communist Party USA co-chair is gripped with urgency. But she also sees much to be excited about and the potential for a transformative moment.

“All these social and democratic movements are coming together, there’s a deeper understanding about injustice, especially police brutality against Black...

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“The time is long past to hold Jeff Bezos and Amazon accountable for their failures and irresponsibility that has consistently placed Amazon profits ahead of the safety and rights of American workers.

“It is outrageous that in the middle of a pandemic, Amazon refused to tell the American people how many of its workers...

Socialism is a social economic system in which the well-being of humans and the planet are given top priority—not sacrificed in favor of profits. In our current system of capitalism the greatest part of profits are kept by large industry or monopolies and financial and banking institutions or the super mega rich individuals who own or run these entities. In socialism the government we elect would...

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“Amazon represents a clear and present danger to American workers and our economy. The company has not only refused to acknowledge the full impact of COVID-19 on its workers, it has exploited this pandemic to increase its market dominance as well as its power over employees throughout its distribution centers.

“With...

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