by Brian Young | on Apr 27, 2020

25% of Pork Producers Close after Outbreak

As COVID-19 continues to spread, meatpacking plants have been hit especially hard. 25% of the pork industry has been shut down and 10% of the beef industry has closed. This is causing some to be...

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...

by Guest Post | on Apr 22, 2020

NY Frontline Worker Fund

Each and every day of this crisis, union members on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak are bravely going to work, putting their health and lives on the line for their fellow New Yorkers. And yet...

by Guest Post | on Apr 20, 2020

IBEW Members Sequestered at Power Plants

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. Several dozen IBEW utility members have been sequestered at their work sites in California and New York since early April to protect critical power...

by Brian Young | on Apr 13, 2020

27 Year Old Grocery Store Worker Dies from COVID-19

After weeks of working in grocery stores and being exposed to COVID-19 grocery store workers are beginning to die. One of the first to die was Leilani Jordan, a 27-year-old grocery store clerk at...

by Brian Young | on Apr 08, 2020

Target Delivery Workers Strike

With stores overrun with customers, they are becoming key places for new infections. Supermarkets are obviously essential, but people are looking for ways to avoid them. Delivery services like Amazon...

by Brian Young | on Apr 06, 2020

13,000 Carpenters Strike in Massachusetts

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker shut down all non-essential work in the state to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, construction workers who are working on residential projects...

by Mohammed Sarker | on Apr 01, 2020

Amazon Fires Worker for Organizing

Let’s clear the ambiguity: America is at war, a total war against an invisible enemy that threatens all of us, regardless of age, ideology, class or creed. This enemy, of course, is COVID-19,...

by Brian Young | on Mar 27, 2020

Union Finds 39 Million N95 Masks

The federal government, state governments, and private hospitals all are in a race to find masks to protect healthcare workers and first responders. While many are reporting having difficulty finding...

by Brian Young | on Mar 25, 2020

UFCW: Make Grocers Essential

Grocery stores across the nation have become lifebloods for communities that are forced to quarantine. For many, it is people's only chance to get out of the house and talk to people in person....

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