first_imgAll over the country, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, workers are fighting for and winning safer working conditions, the right to stay home and income protection. They are both unionized and nonunionized and work in a range of occupations.Amazon, retail workers walk outAmazon warehouse workers at the DCH1 warehouse in Chicago began demanding paid time off in January after reading in the employee handbook that everyone working 20 hours or more a week was entitled to it. The company tried to claim only full-time workers could take days off with pay.DCH1 Amazonians United Members together with Amazon workers from around the world. (Photo Credit: DCH1 Amazonians United)Most of the workers at DCH1 are Black and Latinx. When they met with the company, “They talked to us like stupid workers who can’t read.” (Amazonians United) The workers’ group, DCH1 Amazonians United, distributed leaflets and wore buttons that read “Amazonians United for PTO.” Strike talk was part of the conversation.The campaign for PTO picked up steam when the COVID-19 crisis really hit, and Amazonians also began demanding protections to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On March 20, the company issued a memo informing all Amazon workers—not just workers at DCH1—they were eligible for PTO.With Amazon sales surging globally and warehouse workers in Spain and Italy testing positive for COVID-19, more than 1,500 workers from around the world signed a petition March 17 calling for stronger workplace safety measures and paid sick leave. Workers at an Amazon facility in Queens, N.Y., shut it down March 19 after a worker tested positive. (Washington Post, March 17)On March 30 Amazon workers in Staten Island, N.Y., walked off the job after seven workers fell sick there from COVID-19. Instacart grocery delivery workers nationwide joined them. The 4,500 workers in the warehouse say Amazon mishandled its response to the pandemic and want the entire facility closed for two weeks so it can be thoroughly disinfected and sanitized. The workers want pay during this time, as well as retroactively for those who stayed home in fear for their health and safety. (wuwf.org, March 30)Under the banner “We won!” on March 20, the Coalition for a Trader Joe’s Union announced a victory through a petition seeking “special bonus pool” for all the company’s employees. The concession was time and a half pay in recognition of the hazards workers face by keeping stores open in the midst of the pandemic.The coalition is still seeking paid sick leave for workers at high risk of infection and paid family leave for workers with children at home from school but no access to child care.Workers also want the right to wear gloves when working cash registers. While the corporation claims to have a policy providing this minimal protection, workers complain of still being sent home without pay for refusing to work registers without gloves.On March 31, Whole Foods workers nationwide staged a sick-out to demand hazard pay, guaranteed paid time off for workers who self-quarantine and health-care coverage for part-time and seasonal workers.On March 27, members of Teamsters Local 667 held a wildcat strike after learning a coworker had tested positive for COVID-19. They said most of them are afraid to touch anything in the massive Kroger warehouse in Memphis. Kroger is the country’s largest grocery chain but refuses to offer hazard pay, which Safeway, Giant Eagle and other chains have been paying. Workers are angry that Kroger initially failed to inform them of their co-worker’s test results.Construction workers join the fightOhio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a “stay at home” order on March 22 that went into effect at midnight the next day. All “non-essential” businesses were ordered closed. The order, however, deemed housing construction “essential,” meaning that construction of new, expensive condos in areas being gentrified would continue.Construction workers in Cleveland, fearful for their safety, were being forced to continue working without proper sanitation, on jobs where “social distancing” was impossible. The workers, who argued that their work is in no way essential and they should not have to work under unsafe conditions, had been told by officials in Cleveland’s building trades unions that if they took a voluntary layoff they could not collect unemployment benefits.On March 23, workers reported to work as usual at a construction project in a Cleveland neighborhood undergoing a second wave of gentrification.Unwilling to continue working unsafely, the union electricians walked off the job, while union plumbers began a sit-down. Before morning’s end, and after workers met with construction company management and union leadership, the workers won the right to take voluntary layoffs and collect unemployment.Workers at other Ohio construction sites have reportedly been taking similar actions. Meanwhile electricians building an addition to a Kaiser hospital in Sacramento walked off the job, and construction workers in Las Vegas are threatening to do the same.Public workers strike for safetyDetroit bus drivers refused to drive March 17 without safety precautions. Driver Schetrone Collier summarized the workers’ concerns: “(The CDC) already said not more than 10 people in a setting. I carry 75 people at a time — on a bus yesterday standing up around me. No hand sanitizer, no gloves from the department.” (clickondetroit.com, March 17) Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26 backed up the drivers and the work stoppage won all their demands. With bus fares suspended for the duration of the pandemic, drivers have little interaction with riders who must use the rear door to enter and exit (exceptions for wheelchair users) and not take seats near the driver. After portable toilets with hand sanitizers were set up, more cleaning staff was hired and bus cleaning protocols were established. Drivers are given gloves and disinfectant wipes at the beginning of each shift and masks “upon request whenever available.”Bus drivers in Birmingham, Ala., refused to work on March 23 due to pandemic-related safety concerns. They demanded masks and changes in line with social distancing standards. Now all 20 buses will only allow 15 to 19 passengers to board depending on bus size. Each bus has blocked off seats to allow social distancing for passengers and drivers. Suspending fares allows passengers to use the rear door, except for passengers in wheelchairs. (wvtm13.com, March 23)When over 100 Pittsburgh sanitation workers arrived for their 5 a.m. shift on March 25 to find the doors locked, they panicked and refused to work. They had just learned that a co-worker had to be quarantined due to the coronavirus, explained Teamsters Local 249 President Kevin Schmitt. So they rallied for nearly two hours outside the Bureau of Environmental Services, accusing the department of not alerting workers to the potential coronavirus exposure and demanding better sanitary protections.The workers want masks, better gloves, an additional pair of boots and hazard pay in case they’re injured on the job. The gloves they’re given don’t even protect their hands; most workers have been buying surgical gloves since COVID-19 began. However, city Medical Director Dr. Ronald Roth worries that touching gloves to a mask would increase the chances of contracting the virus.The mayor insists that the city is cleaning the trucks and is now allowing the workers to clean their gloves in garages. Workers said they’re really understaffed, with two people on trucks when they’re supposed to have a third helper during pickups. Meanwhile the workers have been asked to sign a document stating they had been evaluated for the virus even though they were not. A worker noted, “All they care about is picking up the garbage. They don’t even care about our health.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 25)On March 20 several dozen sewer maintenance workers in Cleveland, who service 39 communities in Cuyahoga County, walked off the job. They raised safety concerns about being able to maintain safe distance between co-workers and the risk of infection when they go into people’s homes.Perdue workers walk out over sanitation, for extra payClose to 50 workers walked out of a Perdue Farms plant in Kathleen, Ga., on March 23, after production workers had come in close contact with people who tested positive for COVID-19. “We’re not getting nothing — no type of compensation, no nothing, not even cleanliness, no extra pay.“ said worker Kendaliyn Granville. Though supervisors claim the building is sanitized every night, Granville says there’s food on the floor in the morning and bathrooms are still dirty. “You want us to go back on the floor to work? No, first sanitize the line because this is not a playing matter. This is not a game.” (13wmaz.com, March 23)Claiming the federal government deemed food industry workers “as mission-critical personnel,” Perdue Farms agreed in a statement on March 25 to do a “deep cleaning” of the plant every two hours and offered four weeks of paid leave to workers who get sick with COVID-19. (ucommblog, March 25)Fast food fightbackIn Portland, Ore., on March 23, the Burgerville Workers Union at the 92nd Avenue restaurant location walked out for one day. Their demands were: Two-week severance pay for laid-off workers; $2-an-hour hazard pay; two weeks paid sick leave for ill workers; enhanced food prep area sanitation; and the maintenance of recommended “social distancing” protocols in work areas.When management refused their demands, all union members walked out, effectively shutting down operations.Two weeks prior, the restaurant chain, with 40 stores in the Pacific Northwest and North Carolina, laid off 70 percent of its workers, closing its dining rooms. Keeping its carry-out food service open, the remaining workers—what the union calls “a skeleton crew”—were forced to work in close proximity to each other.Union member Mike Medina, a walkout participant, told the Eater, an online news service reporting on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Portland area food service workers, “Burgerville corporate claims to care about the community, [but] by cutting costs like this, they’re putting us all at risk. People could die.”On March 20, McDonald’s workers in Los Angeles and San Jose, Calif., walked off to protest the lack of soap, gloves and any training to protect themselves from COVID-19, as well as shortened hours—essentially a pay cut for these low-wage workers. On March 27, workers walked out at McDonald’s in Durham, N.C., demanding safe working conditions, the right to refuse to work unsafely, hazard pay for those still working and “pandemic pay” for those not working.NYC workers coalescebroad coalition of worker justice advocates held a virtual press conference on March 20 to call for expansion of New York City’s Earned Safe and Sick Leave Act. That would expand unemployment insurance, extend paid sick leave to workers at gig companies, and establish a fund for workers who otherwise would not qualify for assistance, such as undocumented workers and those categorized as independent contractors: Uber and Lyft drivers, Amazon Flex delivery drivers, food delivery workers, nail salon technicians, home care workers, janitors, etc.Every sector of the working class is resisting!For workers deemed “essential,” the fight for safe working conditions is paramount. Because they are unionized, United Parcel Service workers are better-protected from COVID-19 than their counterparts at FedEx and Amazon. Representing UPS workers in New York City, Teamsters Local 804 President Vinnie Perrone sent an update to members about what the union requested from the company.Demands included cleaning and sanitizing trucks and buildings, staggered start times to reduce overcrowding and cleaning work to be done by union members.Management greed to the demands, but Perrone reminded members: “We all need to stick together and keep the pressure on to make the company comply with CDC and OSHA guidelines and protect members and the public.” (teamsterslocal804.org)Nurses at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx protest lack of basic protective equipment, March 28.Nurses at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, N/Y., staged a protest outside the hospital, demanding protective equipment. Standing six feet apart, they held signs reading, “Healthcare before Profits,” “Respect Public Healthcare Nurses” and “We Risk our Lives to Save Yours #ppenow.” They have been told to use the same N95 mask for five days in a row. “We’re all at risk if we lack the supplies we desperately need,” registered nurse Kelly Cabrera said. “It’s a pandemic. If we get sick, our community gets sick. We are all people and our patients deserve better.” (New York Post, March 28)In a March 17 press release the United Farm Workers union reported: “The United Farm Workers has sent an open letter to all agricultural employers and organizations urging them to take ‘proactive steps to ensure the safety of farm workers, protect buyers and safeguard consumers.’ Those steps include extending ‘state-required sick pay to 40 hours or more,’ removing ‘caps on accruing sick pay,’ ending the 90-day wait period many employers require before workers can claim sick time and ceasing to ask them for letters from doctors when field laborers use sick leave.”After rank-and-file autoworkers stopped work in Michigan and elsewhere, Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles conceded to demands to close the plants. The plants were unsafe: social distance was not maintained, work stations were not sanitized and bathroom sinks lacked hot water. The fight goes on for workers in plants of companies such as American Axle Manufacturing that supply parts to the Detroit Three. After days of wrangling, AAM reluctantly closed the factory in Fraser, Mich. Workers in other parts plants around the country are still being ordered to work in unsafe plants.Others walking out or threatening walkouts include dockworkers, shipbuilders and call center workers in various cities.This is just a harbinger of things to come. If Trump thought workers were going to passively adhere to a directive to go back to work “by Easter,” he gave that up. At the rate the pandemic is spreading, it’s doubtful if the workers will go back on April 30.Grevatt, trustee of UAW Local 869, retired last year from FCA after 31 years. Sue Davis is a member of UAW Local 1981, National Writers Union. 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first_img 2015 Year:  “COPY” China Photographs Zhejiang Conservatory of Music Student Apartments / gad + GLASave this projectSaveZhejiang Conservatory of Music Student Apartments / gad + GLASave this picture!© Yao Li+ 18Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Save this picture!© Yao LiSite SelectionThe construction land of the entire school is mainly based on the previous Hangzhou Zhongcun Driving Test Center Base. In order to ensure the general starting points for political tasks, before the relocation of Driving Test Center is completed, there is almost only one solution to site selection of the student apartments i.e. a piece of land that belongs to this administrative district and is enclosed by another in the southern part of the campus overall planning land is arranged to provide living space for 5,000 students.Save this picture!© Yao LiThe limitation of site selection has also greatly influenced the planning of the entire southern district of the campus, and has led to the formation of the southern campus space structure that is circularly laid out around the central sports field and the outdoor grand theater. The student apartments occupy the central position on this ring, which constitute the best viewing spot for the outdoor space of the sports field and the natural mountain on the east side. In order to avoid elevator dependency caused by high-rises, the design has chosen the form horizontal expansion as the basic design direction.Save this picture!© Yao LiForm OrganizationThe limitation of site selection also brought about the release of design concepts. Facing the natural mountain and sports space, the design aims that the student apartments can become the special viewing space for the mountain natural landscape and the human landscape, sports and performance on the sports field. The most organized landscape-oriented interface has become the basic clue of the form-through three sections of vice-buildings that have the east-west view, five rows of north-south apartment are connected, thereby forming a continuous arch-shaped building form, and naturally enclosing inner courtyards that are open in all directions. The main courtyard, form openings, and air platforms are all open to the east to maximize response to external landscape resources. The continuous folded plates near the human scale are like the aerial extension of the flowing landscape one the ground, together with the architectural main body, constitute a vivid and elegant overall image. The bundles of steel tubes supporting the folded plates obscure the boundaries of structure and water supply and drainage, forming interesting space limitation.Save this picture!Groung floor planThe limitation of the costs makes the coating almost one of the few options for exterior main materials. The formal language has reverted to the basic design of the opening-a unique and rhythmic façade texture has been created through the left and right movements of the upper and lower balcony openings. The use of different colors in the balcony enhances the recognition of each management unit and forms an implicit and vivid architectural expression under the white tone.Save this picture!© Yao LiShared SpaceThe first floor of the student apartments is functionally limited by the continuous folded plate space, and the public open space, living facilities, and bedroom vestibules are arranged under the folded plates. The open space, the empty space in the main structure of the building and the yards between the buildings together form the shared space for mutual penetration and provide students with countless places where they can enjoy the abundant campus time.Save this picture!Standard floor planIn the main structure of the building above the folded plates, the apartment partially faces the natural mountain on the east side, and at the end of each floor and at the transition site, a public living room is set and combined with a traffic core. These hierarchically-set shared-space nodes, like the special seats facing the landscape, present the scenes of the daily campus life that we imagine: communication, creation, interpretation, meditation…Save this picture!© Yao LiAs the core carrier of contemporary university life, student apartments are constantly creating new requirements for space with the progress of the times. The practice of Zhejiang Conservatory of Music Student Apartments under limitation has continuously created beautiful memories of campus life for the students of this school for more than two years since their delivery.Save this picture!© Yao LiProject gallerySee allShow lessActive Passive Hybrid Design Canteen / TAISEI DESIGN Planners Architects & EngineersSelected ProjectsOpen Call: Switch Guggenheim Museum New YorkIdeasProject locationAddress:Zhuantang Street, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyApartments, University•Hangzhou, China Architects: GLA, gad Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894968/zhejiang-conservatory-of-music-student-apartments-gla Clipboardcenter_img Projects Manufacturers: Arrow, CSG, Nippon, Xingfa AluminiumSave this picture!© Yao LiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. Contemporary college students nearly spend more than one-third of their time in student apartments. Naturally, student apartments are becoming one of the most important components of campus life today. In the design of the student apartments on the west side of the South Campus of the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, we have tried to get rid of “great-leap-forward” style of Chinese college construction in the past 20 years. The student apartments generally present the “quasi-house” structure and layout. The unique artistic atmosphere of Conservatory of Music serves as a starting point for design and provides students with a memorable campus time. 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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Arts & Business appoints Catherine Bunting as Head of Research Catherine comes from the Australia Business Arts Foundation, an equivalent charity based in Melbourne, where she spent two years as Research and Information Systems co-ordinator. Tagged with: Recruitment / people Arts & Business, the national charity dedicated to encouraging new and sustainable relationships between business and the arts, has appointed Catherine Bunting as Head of Research, Evaluation and Information.Catherine’s role is to manage Arts & Business’s programme of research and evaluation, enabling A&B to prove to businesses the immense value of supporting the arts. A&B helps business people support the arts and the arts inspire business people, “because good business and great art together create a richer society.” Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 April 2004 | Newslast_img

first_img Tagged with: Research / statistics Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News OSCR publishes key facts and figures. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img The charity sector in Scotland accounts for almost £10bn a year although two-thirds of charities there have an income of less than £25,000.The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has published figures on the sector gathered from the Scottish Charity Register giving a financial overview of the sector.OSCR will be producing an updated document, Scottish Charities 2007 following its interim study in 2005 based on annual return and monitoring return forms submittted before the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 came into force. Advertisement  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Key points gathered so far include*There are 23,784 charities on the Scottish Charity Register*There are 2,792 churches and HE colleges*19 charities are responsible for 36.6 per cent of the sector’s total income*Two-thirds of charities in Scotland have an annual income under £25,000 and account for less than one per cent of the sector’s total income.OSCR’s chief executive Jane Ryder said the figures were informative and demonstrated the Regulator’s proportionate approach. We are committed to the principles of best regulatory practice, she said. We are correct in requiring charities with smaller incomes to provide straightforward information. We provide ./guidance focused on the needs of smaller charities and they provide us with simplified accounts.That is both proportionate and right, given that a relatively few larger charities account for such a percentage of the sector’s total income.last_img

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