News From: covid-19

by Guest Post | on Jun 25, 2020

IBEW Member Leads Michigan's COVID-19 Safety Program

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. Sean Egan, a member of Muskegon, Mich., Local 275, has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety.

by Brian Young | on Jun 19, 2020

Antibody Tests Not Mandatory for Employment

With businesses around the country reopening, some employers are trying to figure out how to keep their employees safe. One idea that has been floated by scientists, politicians, and business groups...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 02, 2020

Frontline Workers Get Death Benefits

On Saturday, May 30th New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to grant death benefits to frontline workers who died in the war against COVID-19.

by Brian Young | on May 29, 2020

Trump's OSHA: 5k Complain Only 1 Citation

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and labor organizations have been calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to put out guidelines to protect workers. Not only has...

by AFL-CIO | on May 18, 2020

AFL-CIO Sues OSHA Over COVID-19 Safety Standard

This morning, the AFL-CIO filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the U.S. Court of Appeals to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an emergency temporary...

by Brian Young | on May 13, 2020

Trump Withholding Pay for NYC's Frontline Workers

With over 187,000 cases and 20,000 dead from COVID-19 New York City has been the hardest hit area in the world. On the frontlines of the war have been nurses, transit workers, police, fire, EMS, and...

by Guest Post | on May 06, 2020

IBEW Union Turns Moonshine into Hand Sanitizer

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department “With many members of Gulfport, Miss., Local 903 still working, keeping their families safe requires a plentiful supply of hand sanitizer....

by Guest Post | on May 06, 2020

Nurse: I Want My Death to Make You Angry

This post was written by the MN Nurses Association What is it like being a nurse in a pandemic? Every day I bounce through the stages of grief like a pinball. The ricochet and whiplash leaves my...

by Press and Media | on May 01, 2020

I'm Not Disposable

No life is worth sacrificing for Trump's ego. Below is an editorial that was written by Varda Yoran about what she still has to live for.

by Brian Young | on Apr 24, 2020

Airline Union: Wear a Mask if You Fly

People flying around the country may be at record lows during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still hundreds of flights a day around the country. Most of these passengers are essential workers...