Jan 25, 2022Liked by Meghan Murphy

I'm so glad people are talking about class again. This is the real social justice issue.

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"The left is no longer fighting for the working class — they have lost touch with the struggles and concerns of real working people in North America, and have chosen ideology, empty mantras, and political virtue signalling over freedom, rights, and justice." - Amen. I am politically homeless due to this.

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Meghan, how are buisness owners "working class" people?

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Your broad generalizations invalidate your analysis. Truckers in Canada are not the same as, say, Amazon workers in the US. Truckers are much less exposed to others while doing their work, driving alone. Amazon workers, on the other hand, have struggled since the beginning of the pandemic to get their employer to take their safety concerns seriously. Or do you see Amazon workers as “the privileged… the over educated.. those with political, corporate, and media power…”

Amazon Is Rolling Back COVID Protocols in Its Warehouses. Workers Say It’s Premature


”Meanwhile, warehouse workers around the country reported they, too, like Smalls, were fired after bringing up safety concerns. Linda Rodriguez, an Amazon worker in Colorado, said she was terminated after she raised alarms about the company’s “sloppy contact tracing” and lack of pandemic safety information for Spanish-speaking employees. (She filed a complaint with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment; the matter is yet to be resolved. Amazon told Colorado Public Radio Rodriguez was fired for other reasons.) News reports show that warehouse workers in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and New York also said they were fired for speaking out about Amazon’s lack of COVID safety measures.”

You may be right about progressives and Democrats no longer serving the interests of working people – but wrong about why. Many unions want MORE not LESS in the way of covid protections for workers.

Unions demand OSHA restore anti-COVID standard protecting health workers


“Led by National Nurses United, unions are demanding the Biden administration’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) restore its national standard ordering hospitals and nursing homes to protect workers against the coronavirus.”

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