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by Brian Young | on Mar 19, 2021

Construction Deaths Increase in New York City

This week, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) released their annual construction fatality report. The report looked at newly available data from 2019 and found a...

by Brian Young | on Mar 18, 2021

Unions Speak out On Rise in Violence against Asian Americans

One year ago, the world changed as many countries around the world shut down to protect their citizens from COVID-19. In the following twelve months, Asian Americans have faced increasing attacks as...

by Brian Young | on Mar 03, 2021

Texas Governor Repeals Mask Mandate

On March 2nd  275 Texans died of COVID-19 and 2,740 contracted the virus. As these people were dying, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference to announce that Texas would reopen at 100% and...

by Brian Young | on Feb 22, 2021

Weingarten: No Perfect Solution to Reopening Schools

It has been nearly a year since schools were forced to close due to the pandemic. In some areas of the country, schools have reopened for full in-person learning or hybrid learning. Other districts...

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 Kris LaGrange | on Feb 03, 2021

Amazon Brings Union-Busting to the Bathroom

On February 8th, workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer Alabama will begin voting on whether Amazon should have their first union. The warehouse, which opened in March 2020, is organizing with...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 28, 2021

Gas Leak Kills 6 at Georgia Poultry Plant

A liquid nitrogen leak in a poultry plant in Georgia has killed six people and sent multiple others to the hospital including some firefighters. The leak occurred at the Prime Pak Foods plant in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 27, 2021

Capitol Police Union: Leadership Failed Us

The January 6th attack on the US Capitol left dozens of Capitol police officers injured. One officer died from his injuries and two others who responded to the attack have committed suicide. On...

by Brian Young | on Jan 22, 2021

Chicago Teachers Covid Strike

When the 2019-2020 school year started in Chicago teachers began the year teaching remotely. At the beginning of 2021, some preschool and special education teachers were brought back for in-person...

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