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News From: Safety

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 29, 2020

Who are these Stormtroopers?

After weeks of protests against the murder of George Floyd and police brutality, protests had begun to die down. Even in Portland Oregon, protests seemed to be getting smaller by the day. Yet Trump...

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 Kris LaGrange | on Jul 27, 2020

Trump's School Opening Plan is Deadly

As COVID-19 continues to spike across the country, Trump is continuing to demand that schools reopen for in-person classes in just a few short weeks.

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 Brian Young | on Jul 13, 2020

Workers Bodies will be Removed from Hard Rock Hotel

For nine months, the bodies of 63-year-old Jose Ponce Arreola and 36-year-old Quinnyon Wimberly have been buried in a temporary grave atop the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans....

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...