Tuesday’s news links – Jan. 18, 2022

King Soopers worker Susan Hester, who has worked for the grocery chain for 18 years, walks the picket line during a strike at more than 70 stores in Colorado on January 12, 2022.

Kroger Employees in Colorado Have Had Enough — Thousands Are Now on Strike Jacobin

Trash left uncollected as Seattle-area sanitation workers join strike Seattle Times

East Bay Kaiser Therapists Hold Strike, March on MLK Day NBC Bay Area

Oakland Unified teachers to stage another ‘sickout’ over COVID safety ABC

SMART-TD and BLET rail unions initiate steps to strike BNSF properties over new “Hi-Viz” attendance policy punishing sick rail workers during the pandemic

New Alabama Amazon union election dates set AL.com

Health care

Labor Union Sues 3 Health Providers, Alleging Racism In Dialysis Care KHN

Hospital Workers Filed Record Number of Workplace Safety Complaints Last Year, Unions Say The Chronicle


US surgeon general warns that Omicron wave has not peaked Independent

Empty Shelf at a Grocery Store Near You? Tight Inventories, Labor Shortages, Supply Chain Snags, Strong Sales, Soaring Inflation Wolf Street


Bipartisan Senate delegation arrives in Ukraine to show support amid tensions with Russia Washington Post


U.S. and Japan to jointly stockpile munitions, including near Taiwan Nikkei


Iran, China Launch Cooperation Pact, As Beijing Slams U.S. Sanctions On Tehran RFE

Financial Markets under capitalism MR Online

Why is the labour theory of value so important? – explainer Counterfire

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