News From: Safety

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 13, 2020

Trump and DeVos Have No Plan to Reopen Schools

Last week, Trump announced that schools would reopen in the fall regardless of the situation around COVID-19. He even took to Twitter to threaten states with a reduction in funding if they do not...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 09, 2020

NEA President Dares Trump to Spend a Day in a Classroom

On Wednesday, Trump threatened states and school districts that chose not to open in the fall. In a tweet Trump said the following: In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 09, 2020

New PPE Shortage as Cases Surge

As cases of COVID-19 spike across the country, essential workers are once again being faced with a shortage of life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE).

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 24, 2020

Rising COVID-19 Cases Worrying the Workforces

A few weeks after Las Vegas reopened and with cases rising, the union that represents hotel and casino staff is warning that the safety procedures don’t do enough to protect the workers.

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 Bonnie Sultan | on Jun 18, 2020

Working Behind the Wall

When we think of incarceration, we think about people sentenced to prison. Perhaps we think of those in jail awaiting trial or serving a short sentence. When we think of reentry, the act of person...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 08, 2020

Will 50-a Police Discipline Records Rule Backfire?

A trusted source of UCOMM's has given us the skinny on the deal with releasing the employment records of officers who are suspected of being the bad apples. Newsday did a fair piece on it below,...

by Brian Young | on Jun 02, 2020

Alt-Right Posting Fake Protest Locations

Protests are raging in cities and towns across America to protest the murder of George Floyd. While most have stayed peaceful, some outside agitators have decided to co-opt the protests to commit...

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.