News From: Safety

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 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 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 Brian Young | on May 18, 2020

Wear a Mask to Meet Mickey

Since March, Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida has been closed. Now, with Florida beginning to reopen, Disney is itching to get their theme park and resort up and running. That process got one...

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 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 Kris LaGrange | on Apr 29, 2020

Teachers Will Strike if Trump Forces School ReOpen

On a call with the nation’s Governors on Monday, Trump suggested that states consider reopening schools before the end of the year, saying “Many are thinking about their school system....

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...