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Protect Working Families: In the States Roundup

AFL-CIO Weblog - Tue, 2020-07-07 15:44
Protect Working Families: In the States Roundup AFL-CIO

It's time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations on Twitter.

California Labor Federation:

$2.65 BILLION. While drivers go without PPE they need to keep themselves & passengers safe. While they sleep in their cars b/c they don't make a minimum wage & have no paid sick leave. @Uber is corrupt to the core #SickofGigGreed https://t.co/UG1ycuufhU

— California Labor Federation #BlackLivesMatter (@CaliforniaLabor) July 6, 2020

Colorado AFL-CIO:

Workers and communities across the country are being hit hard by the changing coal economy. The National Economic Transition platform lays out a bold, national plan that provides both immediate and long-term support. #JustTransition https://t.co/kvu4fHeAQ9 pic.twitter.com/53gSKKWpEL

— Colorado AFL-CIO (@AFLCIOCO) June 29, 2020

Connecticut AFL-CIO:

The Connecticut @AFLCIO proudly endorses Jorge Cabrera for State Senate! https://t.co/fy4GA7EB9b @Local919 @UFCW @Cabrera4CT

— Connecticut AFL-CIO (@ConnAFLCIO) June 30, 2020

Florida AFL-CIO:

“Phones at the Department of Economic Opportunity remain clogged, the online system is still overloaded and benefits are still not making it to all who are eligible.”https://t.co/YBfGJk9Wev

— Florida AFL-CIO (@FLAFLCIO) July 6, 2020

Georgia State AFL-CIO:

.@ATL_Labor represents approximately 60,000 workers who are essential to the economy of Georgia. These union members are voters that deserve legislative efforts that protect working families. Corporate immunity bills use the current pandemic to the detriment of workers. #gapol pic.twitter.com/gMNNPe0nB5

— Georgia AFL-CIO (@AFLCIOGeorgia) June 26, 2020

Indiana State AFL-CIO:

Brett Voorhies, president of the Indiana State AFL-CIO, called a liability shield nonsense.

He said workers should be able to hold their employer accountable to cover medical expenses or time off work if they contract #COVID19 on the job.https://t.co/CABjfqL7DY

— Indiana AFL-CIO (@INAFLCIO) July 6, 2020

Iowa Federation of Labor:

ISEA calls Iowa Department of Education reopening school guidance ‘irresponsible’ https://t.co/DzEClZAx8S

— Iowa AFL-CIO (@IowaAFLCIO) July 3, 2020

Maine AFL-CIO:

This is a HUGE problem that needs to be addressed @GovJanetMills & @maine_labor #mepolitics https://t.co/mOZQBLxRCp

— Maine AFL-CIO (@MEAFLCIO) July 4, 2020

Massachusetts AFL-CIO:

Stand with @StopandShop workers and demand hazard pay be extended.

Freshman Who Would Have Fallen Through Dorm Window First Weekend Sad To Miss Out On College Experience

The Onion - Tue, 2020-07-07 14:48

SPRINGFIELD, OH—Lamenting the school’s decision to move classes online to combat the spread of Covid-19, incoming Ohio State freshman Kurt Ryan, who would have fallen through a dorm window on the first weekend on campus, admitted Tuesday he was sad to miss out on the “full college experience.” “Honestly, I was really…

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Tell-All Book By Donald Trump’s Niece To Be Released Early

The Onion - Tue, 2020-07-07 14:30

After a judge lifted the restraining order prohibiting distribution of the book, Simon & Schuster announced they will bump up the release date of Mary Trump’s memoir about her uncle and the Trump family, citing extraordinary interest and high demand. What do you think?

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Effects Of The Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality

The Onion - Tue, 2020-07-07 14:27

Since a police officer killed Black man George Floyd on May 25, mass protests have continued across the country and inspired a variety of changes within cities, movements, culture, and broader society. The Onion looks at some of the most significant effects of the nationwide protests against police brutality.

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Chicago Unions Demand to Defund Police and Fund Health Care for All

Steward's Corner - Tue, 2020-07-07 13:35

A coalition of Chicago unions and community organizations has come together around the call “Black Lives Matter, Health Care Justice Now.” The group is demanding that resources that currently go toward racist policing be redirected toward human services that improve health.

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Chicago Unions Demand to Defund Police and Fund Health Care for All

Magazine Stories - Tue, 2020-07-07 13:35

A coalition of Chicago unions and community organizations has come together around the call “Black Lives Matter, Health Care Justice Now.” The group is demanding that resources that currently go toward racist policing be redirected toward human services that improve health.

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Service + Solidarity Spotlight: School Leaders Issue Guide to Reopen Schools Safely

AFL-CIO Weblog - Tue, 2020-07-07 13:29
Service + Solidarity Spotlight: School Leaders Issue Guide to Reopen Schools Safely AFSA

During the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread protests in response to the killing of George Floyd, working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities. In our new Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of those stories every day. Here's today's story.

School supervisory personnel who were among the first to call for closing schools at the start of the pandemic have released a new, comprehensive guide for reopening schools safely. “School leaders want to reopen their schools, on time and in person,” said Ernest Logan, president of the School Administrators (AFSA), which represents principals, assistant principals, supervisors, and school directors and managers. “In a time of social and emotional upheaval, our students have never needed us more. This is not going to be easy and it's going to cost upward to $300 billion.” The AFSA guide, Reopening Schools Safely in the Age of COVID, covers the major challenges schools must address as the pandemic continues. These issues range from sanitizing schools, hand-washing, physical distancing and health screening to managing lunchrooms and transportation, redesigning academic programs and facilities, and training staff.

Kenneth Quinnell Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:29

Tags: COVID-19, Community Service

Fox Criticized For Cropping Epstein Party Photo To Remove Killer Buffet Spread

The Onion - Tue, 2020-07-07 13:21

NEW YORK—Following the broadcast of a doctored photograph featuring the financier and convicted sex offender, Fox News received widespread criticism Tuesday for cropping a picture of Jeffrey Epstein at a party to edit out the killer buffet spread. “This is typical of the lax journalistic standards of Fox News to…

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Dumbass Dog Wearing Face Mask All Wrong

The Onion - Tue, 2020-07-07 12:09

OLATHE, KS—Expressing frustration over the way the canine was recklessly endangering the health of everyone around him, customers at a local PetSmart told reporters Tuesday that there was a dumbass dog walking around wearing his face mask all wrong. “Seriously, that fucking idiot dog is putting lives at risk by…

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Fly Thinks Back Fondly On Time It Got To Perch On Popsicle Stick For Few Seconds

The Onion - Tue, 2020-07-07 11:11

SOUTH HADLEY, MA—Recalling the joyful experience from its youth, a local fly reportedly reminisced Tuesday about the time it had gotten to perch on a popsicle stick for a few seconds. “Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my share of adventures in this crazy world, but no matter where my travels take me, I’ll always cherish…

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Consulting Firm Recommends Keeping Consulting Firm On For 6 More Months

The Onion - Tue, 2020-07-07 10:48

ASHEVILLE, NC—In a lengthy report laying out recommendations it described as absolutely essential to its client’s future success, consulting firm Hewitt Lord Advisors suggested Tuesday that a business keep the consulting firm on for six more months. “After reviewing the numbers, we can say with confidence that…

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How To Parallel Park Perfectly

The Onion - Tue, 2020-07-07 09:13
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USA : Racial and economic justice forever intertwined

LabourStart US - Tue, 2020-07-07 08:48
Source: New York Amsterdam News

Lime Unveils Pilot Program For Inexplicable New E-Cubes

The Onion - Tue, 2020-07-07 08:42

Could these huge electric cubes that citygoes can drag, push, or roll with them to their destination be the future of transportation?

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