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Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being
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Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being

New York, NY – With an obvious focus on both our political and financial futures, jobless concerns and unemployment worries are an impending threat to the working world. There is no concrete evidence of a Covid vaccine which would allow schools and businesses to fully reopen. And unfortunately, local spikes of Covid infections have caused…

Labor Joins Calls to Defund the Police Following the Shooting Death of Breonna Taylor
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Labor Joins Calls to Defund the Police Following the Shooting Death of Breonna Taylor

New York, NY – The grand jury verdict in the Breonna Taylor case has left many trade unionists outraged as two of the three police officers involved in the EMT’s shooting death on March 13, were not indicted, and a third received a minor charge — even after audio recordings were released that had conflicting statements from…

Unions Go to Court Over Trump’s Failure to Provide COVID Protection for Frontline Workers
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Unions Go to Court Over Trump’s Failure to Provide COVID Protection for Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Labor unions and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday, October 8, against the federal government over its failure to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to essential workers. The unions include the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Transport Workers Union (TWU), AFL-CIO, AFT, SEIU, Association of Flight Attendants, CWA, United Food…

Airline Contractors Axed Thousands of Workers While Federal Payroll Aid Was On Way
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Airline Contractors Axed Thousands of Workers While Federal Payroll Aid Was On Way

WASHINGTON—Fifteen airline contractors that received more than $1 billion in federal aid intended to “preserve aviation jobs” laid off more than 16,000 workers while their applications for the money were pending, according to a report released Oct. 9 by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The companies, which provide services such as handling…

Why I am voting against hate
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Why I am voting against hate

Reprinted: Asbury Park Press The upcoming national election for president will be critical. Do we continue down the collision course of national division, hatred, and violence? Or will we move toward equal justice, greater unity, and peace? Under President Trump, violence, confrontations, and crime in the streets of our cities has increased. At the first…

Barrett Nomination Looms Ominous for Labor Law
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Barrett Nomination Looms Ominous for Labor Law

WASHINGTON—Judge Amy Coney Barrett, nominated to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by President Donald Trump Sept. 25, is expected to be an active anti-labor vote if confirmed, despite her limited judicial record. “Judge Barrett’s record demonstrates a clear disdain for workers’ rights, and her confirmation would push the most corporate-friendly Supreme…

Gagging on the Gig Economy: Labor Dept. Fast-Tracks Rule Widening Independent-Contractor Status
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Gagging on the Gig Economy: Labor Dept. Fast-Tracks Rule Widening Independent-Contractor Status

WASHINGTON—The Labor Department has proposed a rule intended to make it easier for employers to classify workers as independent contractors—and is fast-tracking it so it could be finalized before the next President takes office. The proposed rule, announced Sept. 22, would widen when workers can be considered an independent contractor instead of an employee. Independent…

Labor Mourns RBG – Hopes to Stop Trump From Further Packing U.S. Supreme Court
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Labor Mourns RBG – Hopes to Stop Trump From Further Packing U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Several major labor unions are opposing President Donald Trump’s bid to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election, but Senate Republicans appear to have fallen into line to confirm whomever he nominates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who in 2016 blocked consideration of President Barack Obama’s nominee Judge Merrick Garland…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg an Icon
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg an Icon

“Justice Ginsburg is an icon. She leaves behind a legacy as a brilliant, hardworking jurist and a trailblazing feminist; her loss is incalculable. Long before she became notorious, she broke barriers most never even dreamed to approach. Her unfailing sense of justice reminded us of its awesome power, and her unbending sense of duty reminded…

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