Andrew Puzder would’ve been terrible for workers as Secretary of Labor. As a nominee, though, he galvanized a broad coalition into concerted, effective action. And workers led the way.
The nominee for Secretary of Labor has a disturbing track record of exploiting and disrespecting his own employees. Can we expect him to treat millions of other workers any better?
In the ongoing campaign to pressure the top US poultry companies to improve conditions for processing workers, Oxfam will soon present resolutions at their annual investor meetings to call on company leaders to implement changes. The angles will be new, but our bottom line will remain the same: workers need better pay, safer conditions, and dignity.
Donald Trump has taken the Oath of Office of the President of the United States. With that historic moment comes both opportunities for and challenges to Oxfam’s fight against global poverty.
While the recent election amplified the voices of angry and disaffected workers, it didn’t really elevate the concerns of women working in low-wage jobs. Oxfam’s new research reveals how millions of women are still pushing up against the wall of gender segregation in the workforce. Women of color are pushing even harder.
Yes, economic anxiety is real. But the workers feeling the pressure most? Women. And women of color most of all.