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News From: covid-19

by Brian Young | on Feb 12, 2021

A Construction Workers Advice for Dealing with COVID

Although COVID cases are down and the vaccine is being distributed, the virus still poses a significant threat.  There are still tens of thousands of Americans who are getting sick and thousands...

by Guest Post | on Feb 11, 2021

Can an Employer Mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Since COVID-19 began to shut down workplaces, schools, restaurants, and entertainment venues many people have been waiting with bated breath for a vaccine. Now 11 months in and the vaccine is being...

by Guest Post | on Jan 05, 2021

13 Things to Do If Your Boss Doesn't Take COVID Seriously

This post was written by the AFGE Winter is not coming. It’s already here.   Due to the high volume of COVID-19 exposure in several government agencies, our union has...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 14, 2020

Teamsters Deliver First COVID-19 Vaccines

Following the FDA’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, a national race was on to deliver the vaccine to hospitals and health care clinics so that frontline workers could begin getting...

by Brian Young | on Dec 11, 2020

Online Bookstore Alternate to Amazon

The pandemic has hit many industries very hard, but small businesses, especially in retail, have been some of the hardest hit. Unlike big companies, many of these businesses don’t have billions...

by Brian Young | on Dec 09, 2020

NFLPA: We Can Avoid a Bubble

Although the NFL has been dealing with outbreaks of COVID-19 throughout the season, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) believes that the season can be completed without having...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 04, 2020

Teachers Move to the Front of the COVID Vaccine List

With news that a vaccine for COVID-19 could be available by the middle of December, officials are trying to figure out who to vaccinate first. While healthcare workers seem like a no-brainer,...

by Press and Media | on Dec 01, 2020

The Clapping Ended, the Risk to Healthcare Workers Did Not

As COVID-19 continues to rage, healthcare workers from nurses in New York to the hospital laundry workers have begun organizing and going on strike over the lack of wages, protection, and benefits...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 20, 2020

Podcast: Who Will Biden Pick to Lead the Labor & Edu Departments?

The Building Trades secure a deal to build offshore wind plants, North Dakota is forcing nurses to work while sick with COVID, Biden shows his union muscle to CEOs, and who will lead the Departments...

by Press and Media | on Nov 19, 2020

Tyson Managers Taking Bets On Workers Getting COVID

Vice is reporting that managers at a Tyson plant were caught taking bets on how many of their workers would get sick as COVID ripped through their factories. Find out more below from Vice.