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Strike Wave in Yakima Valley Demands Safer Working Conditions, Hazard Pay

Safer working conditions and an extra $2 an hour in hazard pay are the two main demands at the center of work...

We Need A Government Funded Public Works Program to Create Jobs

By Mark Friedman Strikes by workers at fruit packing plants in Washington state, nurses unions nation-wide, Amazon workers internationally and independent truckers protesting in Los...

McDonald’s Workers Strike Demanding Protections from COVID-19

 By Mark Friedman, Labor Columnist Demanding McDonald’s prioritize public health and worker safety over profits, hundreds of employees at the fast food chain (140,000 U.S....

Front Line Workers Protest Outside Trump National Golf Club in PV

By Mark Friedman, Labor Columnist Workers on the front lines battling the coronavirus protested at Trump National Golf Club in Palos Verdes this past week. These...

How Coronavirus Treatment Can Be Radically Different

The National Nurses Union, representing 150,000 nurses nationwide, has been organizing rolling protests at scores of hospitals around the country, from San Pedro to...

Random Lengths interview with Chris Smalls, NY Amazon organizer for May 1 Strike

By Mark Friedman, Labor Reporter We have all seen the Amazon TV commercials that show workers wearing gloves and masks. They claim that Amazon is...

EPA Uses COVID-19 As Excuse to Rescind Environmental Regulations

By Mark Friedman, RLn Contributor Not to be outdone by President Donald  Trump’s ongoing degradation of the environmental regulations instituted since the first Earth Day...

The Fight for Workers Safety on the Job Deepens

There are literally hundreds of battles going on across the country of working people fighting for personal protection equipment (PPE) in order to perform their job safely

EPA Slap To Our Face On Earth Day 

Using COVID-19 as excuse, rescinds environmental regulations By Mark Friedman, Environmental Writer Not to be outdone by Trump’s call for reducing whatever environmental regulations have been...

Indonesians Say, ‘No More Plastic from U.S.’

By Mark Friedman, Environmental Reporter In a powerful presentation by Indonesian environmentalists, Prigi Arisandi, the executive director of ECOTON and his daughter, Thara Bening of...

Tired of the LA Desert? Costa Rica Awaits You

By Mark Friedman, Environment Reporter Random Lengths readers, are you interested in a spring break or summer vacation with an environmental experience by visiting Costa...

Labor During COVID-19: Fight for Safety and Protection On the Job

Maintain physical distance, but expand our social and human solidarity By Mark Friedman, Reporter Workers around the world are demanding safety precautions on the job as...

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Keeping the Beer Taps Flowing During the Pandemic

In this latest edition of Random Lengths, we picked up a column by Beer Paper L.A.’s David Mulvihill, “Navigating the Current Normal,”...

“How Trump Stole 2020,” and What You Can Do to Make It Not Come True

By page 3 of How Trump Stole 2020, where our 45th president is labeled as “an orange-stained, gelatinous bag of malicious mendacity,...

Protestors March in Defense of Portland BLM Activists

As a result of the nationwide solidarity marches, federal troops, under Department of Homeland Security control, have agreed to leave Portland. The...