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by Press and Media | on Oct 01, 2020

Trump Vet Backs Biden after Wife Dies of COVID-19

Trump's failure to lead on stopping the COVID-19 pandemic has led to over 200,000 deaths in the United States. One person who lost a loved one was Dave Dahlstrom, a self-proclaimed lifelong...

by Guest Post | on Sep 08, 2020

In a Pandemic, Unions Matter

On this Labor Day, with our economy struggling under the weight of a spreading deadly virus, America’s workers need more of what inspired the holiday to begin with: we need more unions...

by Brian Young | on Sep 04, 2020

Companies Issue COVID Gag Orders

As companies bring their staff back to work, some big companies are beginning to institute new procedures. In addition to wearing masks, socially distancing, and adding things like plexiglass...

by Brian Young | on Aug 21, 2020

Trump's NLRB Bans Bargaining for COVID-19 Safety

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a series of decisions regarding COVID-19. These decisions are the first guidance that the board has given since the pandemic started in March.

by Brian Young | on Aug 19, 2020

NYC Teachers Issue Strike Threat

New York City is the only big school district in the country that is scheduled to reopen in September for in-person classes. While New York has one of the lowest transmission rates in the country,...

by Brian Young | on Aug 06, 2020

NYC School Plan Puts Teachers at Risk

New York City is set to open schools in just a few weeks with some in-person classes. The plan, which was submitted to the Governor’s office for approval, would include a mix of in-person...

by Brian Young | on Jul 28, 2020

AFT Authorizes Teacher Safety Strikes

With COVID-19 cases surging in some areas of the country, Trump and some Governors are demanding that schools reopen for full in-person learning. In places like Florida, the Governor is demanding...

by Brian Young | on Jun 26, 2020

COVID-19 Tracking: Break the Union

Workers are heading back to the office, jobsite, or warehouse and are witnessing a new type of working environment. At almost all workplaces, some changes have been made, whether it is a mandatory...

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...