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Tidbits - Apr.30, 2020 - Reader Comments: May Day Actions, Celebrations; Toll on Healthcare, All Essential Workers; Meat Plants; Back-to-Work and Death; Cuomo Power Grab; Cuban Healthcare Workers; Unequal Burden of Covid-19; Earth Day @50; announcements

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Reader Comments: May Day Actions, Celebrations; Toll on Healthcare and All Essential Workers; Trump and Meat Plants; Back-to-Work and Death; Cuomo Power Grab; Cuban Healthcare Workers; Unequal Burden of Covid-19; Earth Day @50; lots of announcements

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Remembering the Postville Raid

Filiberto Nolasco Gomez Workday Minnesota
Ten years ago nearly 400 immigrant workers at a meatpacking plant in Postville Iowa were detained and subject to deportation. Trump, with bipartisan support, pardoned the plant's owner Sholom Rubashkin, who had been jailed for financial fraud. The victim's of the raid received no justice.

Latinos Are Changing The Politics Of ... Nebraska!

David Bacon The American Prospect
Organizing in Omaha and small towns with meatpacking plants is altering politics in this reddest of states. At the top of the city's power structure sit representatives of large corporations. The corporate elite has transformed the downtown, now brimming with office towers, condominiums and a redeveloped Old Market tourist mecca. Corporate domination has failed to transform the lives of Omaha's working-class families for the better, however.
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