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Lawmakers OK deal for COVID, workers comp

The bill details benefits for first responders and front-line workers who fall ill. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said he supports the measure. Read full article: Lawmakers OK deal for COVID, workers com...→

Lawmakers OK deal for COVID, workers comp

The bill details benefits for first responders and front-line workers who fall ill. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said he supports the measure. Read full article: Lawmakers OK deal for COVID, workers com...→

Florida Offering Benefits for Workers, Businesses Struggling Due to COVID-19

Florida Offering Benefits for Workers, Businesses Struggling Due to COVID-19

Businesses and workers are feeling the squeeze as the coronavirus pandemic has forced stores across Florida to shutter their doors. Companies being forced to d [...] Read full article: Florida Offering Benefits for Workers, B...→

Santa Ana Police Officer Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

Santa Ana Police Officer Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

A 39-year old Santa Ana police officer has been charged with committing workers’ compensation insurance fraud for continuing to accept his full pay without wor [...] Read full article: Santa Ana Police Officer Charged With Wo...→

Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to use it if it works

Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to use it if it works

Brazil is testing an experimental coronavirus vaccine, but interim Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello admits the government has yet to strike a deal to get it if [...] Read full article: Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to...→

Florida Bar's License Suspended After 41 Workers and Patrons Test Positive for COVID-19

Florida Bar's License Suspended After 41 Workers and Patrons Test Positive for COVID-19

A popular bar in central Florida where dozens of workers and patrons have come down with the new coronavirus had its alcohol license suspended after a state in [...] Read full article: Florida Bar's License Suspended After 41...→

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

A New York nanny wants to work but doesn't "want to risk exposing myself to the virus and exposing my children." Read full article: Domestic workers face low pay, no health...→

Georgia Lawmakers Propose Bill to Disband Police Dept

Georgia Lawmakers Propose Bill to Disband Police Dept

In response to its mishandling of the investigation of the Ahmaud Arbery killing, the statehouse in Georgia passed a bill Friday to dissolve the Glynn County P [...] Read full article: Georgia Lawmakers Propose Bill to Disban...→

Lawmakers and Walz seek agreement on $841 million in COVID-19 funds

Lawmakers and Walz seek agreement on $841 million in COVID-19 funds

With counties and cities across Minnesota anxiously watching, lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz struggled to agree on how to get $841 million in federal coronavirus [...] Read full article: Lawmakers and Walz seek agreement on $84...→

California Bill Would Give Tenants Until 2034 To Repay Rent Missed During COVID Emergency

California Bill Would Give Tenants Until 2034 To Repay Rent Missed During COVID Emergency

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker wants to give tenants struggling to repay rent during the coronavirus shutdown another decade to pay it back. Read full article: California Bill Would Give Tenants Until...→

Chick-fil-A in Missouri City closes after 4 workers test positive for COVID-19

Chick-fil-A in Missouri City closes after 4 workers test positive for COVID-19

The statewide reopening hasn't been easy on restaurants, and many have had to close after employees have tested positive for the virus. Read full article: Chick-fil-A in Missouri City closes afte...→

Baker details new police reform bill that would require officers to be certified for first time, ban chokeholds

Baker details new police reform bill that would require officers to be certified for first time, ban chokeholds

Members of the caucus and Baker also voiced the need to make police departments, including the Massachusetts State Police, more diverse. Read full article: Baker details new police reform bill tha...→

Oakland McDonald's Workers File Lawsuit Over Working Conditions During COVID-19 Outbreak

Oakland McDonald's Workers File Lawsuit Over Working Conditions During COVID-19 Outbreak

Workers at an Oakland McDonald’s who allege that they were forced to use a doggie diapers as a safety face masks for protection against the coronavirus filed a [...] Read full article: Oakland McDonald's Workers File Lawsuit ...→

MN Gov. Tim Walz presses lawmakers to pass bonding bill

MN Gov. Tim Walz presses lawmakers to pass bonding bill

With just three days remaining in Minnesota’s special legislative session, Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday turned up the heat on lawmakers to pass a massive public in [...] Read full article: MN Gov. Tim Walz presses lawmakers to pa...→

This is what you can do if you get a bill for COVID-19 testing or treatment

This is what you can do if you get a bill for COVID-19 testing or treatment

New laws mean coronavirus testing is supposed to be done at no cost to you. But is that really working? We recently asked you to send us your COVID bills, and [...] Read full article: This is what you can do if you get a bil...→

House Intel Democrats roll out bill to require National Intelligence Estimate on threat of COVID-19, other pandemics

House Intel Democrats roll out bill to require National Intelligence Estimate on threat of COVID-19, other pandemics

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee rolled out legislation Tuesday that would require the Director of National Intelligence to produce a an estimate [...] Read full article: House Intel Democrats roll out bill to r...→

Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Plant Demand Improved COVID-19 Safety For Workers

Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Plant Demand Improved COVID-19 Safety For Workers

A small group rallied outside the Tesla plant in Fremont on Monday to demand better protection for workers from the novel coronavirus. Read full article: Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Plant D...→

PHOTOS: Memorial service held for three grocery workers who died from COVID-19

PHOTOS: Memorial service held for three grocery workers who died from COVID-19

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 held a memorial service Sunday to honor workers Karen Haws, Randy Narvaez and James McKay, three union members [...] Read full article: PHOTOS: Memorial service held for three ...→

If You've Noticed A COVID-19 Surcharge On A Recent Bill, You're Not Alone

If You've Noticed A COVID-19 Surcharge On A Recent Bill, You're Not Alone

This new fee popping up is meant to cover added safety costs for businesses in the pandemic, but it's getting mixed reviews.  Read full article: If You've Noticed A COVID-19 Surcharge O...→

Disney World workers petition to push reopening as COVID-19 cases spike

Disney World workers petition to push reopening as COVID-19 cases spike

The petition notes that since theme parks aren't essential businesses, it is unfair for workers to risk their lives by returning to work. Read full article: Disney World workers petition to push re...→

Metra endangers workers with lax COVID policy, union charges

A Teamsters track maintenance unit alleges its requests for testing, temperature checks and other steps have been ignored. Read full article: Metra endangers workers with lax COVID p...→

Delaware Lawmakers Release Bill Banning Police Chokeholds

Delaware Lawmakers Release Bill Banning Police Chokeholds

A proposal by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware to ban police from using chokeholds and kneeholds unless deadly force is necessary has cleared a legislative hur [...] Read full article: Delaware Lawmakers Release Bill Banning ...→

19 Tarrant County Jail Inmates, 7 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

19 Tarrant County Jail Inmates, 7 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Out of 4,444 inmates in the Tarrant County Jail’s three facilities, 19 have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Monday.  Read full article: 19 Tarrant County Jail Inmates, 7 Worker...→

Protesters Demanded Police Reform. Minnesota Lawmakers Left Without Passing a Bill.

Protesters Demanded Police Reform. Minnesota Lawmakers Left Without Passing a Bill.

The Democratic-led House and Republican-led Senate, which had approved competing plans, failed to compromise before a weeklong special session ended. Read full article: Protesters Demanded Police Reform. Minne...→

Bill guaranteeing ‘right of recall’ for laid off hospitality workers clears Assembly

Bill guaranteeing ‘right of recall’ for laid off hospitality workers clears Assembly

California hospitality and service workers who were laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic will have a guaranteed right to return to their jobs when their emplo [...] Read full article: Bill guaranteeing ‘right of recall’ for ...→

Meat Workers Returning To Work, Though COVID-19 Concerns Linger Among Some

Meat Workers Returning To Work, Though COVID-19 Concerns Linger Among Some

At one point in April, nearly 500 workers at Worthington's JBS pork processing plant tested positive for COVID-19. An employee in his 50s died from the virus. Read full article: Meat Workers Returning To Work, Though C...→

Florida airport pushes back on DeSantis' claim that more than half of regional airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

Florida airport pushes back on DeSantis' claim that more than half of regional airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

Florida's largest regional airport on Wednesday pushed back on claims made by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that more than half of 500 airport workers tested fo [...] Read full article: Florida airport pushes back on DeSantis'...→

Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing $62.5 Million To Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing $62.5 Million To Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

During the special session Tuesday, Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill that will provide $62.5 million in grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing $62.5 Mil...→

Bay Area Zoos Struggling To Feed Animals, Pay Workers Due To COVID-19 Closures

Bay Area Zoos Struggling To Feed Animals, Pay Workers Due To COVID-19 Closures

After shutting down months during the COVID-19 stay at home order, Bay Area zoos are now in financial dire straits and forced to dip into their dwindling reser [...] Read full article: Bay Area Zoos Struggling To Feed Animals...→

More Restaurants Close After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

More Restaurants Close After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Several restaurants in Dallas-Ft. Worth have temporarily closed after employees tested positive for COVID-19. Read full article: More Restaurants Close After Workers Tes...→

Workers Union Accuses Napa Queen of the Valley Hospital Of Violating COVID Safety Protocols

Workers Union Accuses Napa Queen of the Valley Hospital Of Violating COVID Safety Protocols

The National Union of Healthcare Workers accused a Napa hospital Tuesday of violating COVID-19 coronavirus safety protocols and failing to test hospital worker [...] Read full article: Workers Union Accuses Napa Queen of the ...→

Restaurants deal with COVID-19 exposures, implement measures going forward

Restaurants deal with COVID-19 exposures, implement measures going forward

Restaurants in the Tampa Bay area are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. While some work to open back up, some are also planning more stringe [...] Read full article: Restaurants deal with COVID-19 exposures...→

Live at 2: Detroit mayor to talk about COVID-19 testing of barbershop, salon workers

Live at 2: Detroit mayor to talk about COVID-19 testing of barbershop, salon workers

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is giving another coronavirus update on Monday afternoon. Duggan will talk about the COVID-19 testing of barbershop and salon workers [...] Read full article: Live at 2: Detroit mayor to talk about C...→

11 workers at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa tested for COVID-19 after manager tests positive

11 workers at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa tested for COVID-19 after manager tests positive

All 12 workers have been directed not to return to work until medical professionals confirm they are healthy. Read full article: 11 workers at Morongo Casino Resort & Sp...→

Santa Ana police officer charged with workers’ comp fraud for remaining on paid leave months after recovery: OCDA

Santa Ana police officer charged with workers’ comp fraud for remaining on paid leave months after recovery: OCDA

Prosecutors have charged a Santa Ana police officer with workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly failing to disclose the status of his recovery while continu [...] Read full article: Santa Ana police officer charged with wo...→

Pressure on Frontline Workers Intensifies, Again, As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Pressure on Frontline Workers Intensifies, Again, As COVID-19 Cases Surge

The fight against coronavirus continues to take a toll on doctors and nurses who are already stretched thin from months on frontlines. Read full article: Pressure on Frontline Workers Intensifie...→

'Save The USPS!': U.S. Postal Service Workers Calling On Congress To Provide Funding In Next Stimulus Bill

'Save The USPS!': U.S. Postal Service Workers Calling On Congress To Provide Funding In Next Stimulus Bill

About three dozen U.S. Postal workers and supporters rallied outside the historic Ben Franklin Post Office in Old City Tuesday to call on Congress to provide f [...] Read full article: 'Save The USPS!': U.S. Postal Service Wo...→

88 Amazon Workers In Shakopee Test Positive For COVID-19

88 Amazon Workers In Shakopee Test Positive For COVID-19

Another 99 workers at other Amazon sites in the Twin Cities have also tested positive since COVID-19 arrived in Minnesota. Read full article: 88 Amazon Workers In Shakopee Test Posit...→

Minnesota Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal on Revamping Policing

Minnesota legislative leaders traded barbs Saturday after a special session collapsed with no deal on revamping policing following the death of George Floyd in [...] Read full article: Minnesota Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal o...→

Schaumburg, South Holland DMVs Close Again After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Schaumburg, South Holland DMVs Close Again After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Two Chicago area DMVs are closing down just two weeks after reopening because workers tested positive for COVID-19.  Read full article: Schaumburg, South Holland DMVs Close Aga...→

Public service workers essential during COVID-19 crisis

Public service workers essential during COVID-19 crisis

Yet the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board seems to think the appropriate response to this crisis is to cut their income and increase their workload. Read full article: Public service workers essential during ...→

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

Within the last two days, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office has received its first positive tests for COVID-19 for three staff members and one inmate in the C [...] Read full article: 3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers...→

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Senate Republicans are proposing changes to police procedures and accountability, according to a draft of a bill obtained by The Associated Press. Read full article: Details out from Senate Republicans' for...→

Officials say safer PPE use leads to drop in COVID-19 cases among local front-line workers

Officials say safer PPE use leads to drop in COVID-19 cases among local front-line workers

(WSVN) - Coronavirus cases are on the rise in South Florida, but hospital workers and medical first responders are seeing a decrease in how many... Read full article: Officials say safer PPE use leads to dro...→

As states reopen, black workers are at greater risk for COVID-19

As states reopen, black workers are at greater risk for COVID-19

The concentration of African-Americans in "essential" jobs — along with racism — makes them more likely to get sick. Read full article: As states reopen, black workers are at g...→

N.Y. Lawmakers In Playground Fight With Mayor Bill de Blasio

N.Y. Lawmakers In Playground Fight With Mayor Bill de Blasio

A trio of lawmakers are continuing a back-and-forth dispute with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city about reopening playgrounds.  Read full article: N.Y. Lawmakers In Playground Fight With ...→

Lawmakers worry about COVID-19 spread after Bureau of Prisons officers deployed to protests

Lawmakers worry about COVID-19 spread after Bureau of Prisons officers deployed to protests

Lawmakers are raising questions about the deployment of Bureau of Prisons officers to protests and the potential for spreading the coronavirus. Read full article: Lawmakers worry about COVID-19 spread af...→

Florida Offering Benefits for Workers, Businesses Struggling Due to COVID-19

Florida Offering Benefits for Workers, Businesses Struggling Due to COVID-19

Businesses and workers are feeling the squeeze as the coronavirus pandemic has forced stores across Florida to shutter their doors. Companies being forced to d [...] Read full article: Florida Offering Benefits for Workers, B...→

Santa Ana police officer charged with workers’ comp fraud for remaining on paid leave months after recovery: OCDA

Santa Ana police officer charged with workers’ comp fraud for remaining on paid leave months after recovery: OCDA

Prosecutors have charged a Santa Ana police officer with workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly failing to disclose the status of his recovery while continu [...] Read full article: Santa Ana police officer charged with wo...→

Disney World workers petition to push reopening as COVID-19 cases spike

Disney World workers petition to push reopening as COVID-19 cases spike

The petition notes that since theme parks aren't essential businesses, it is unfair for workers to risk their lives by returning to work. Read full article: Disney World workers petition to push re...→

Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to use it if it works

Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to use it if it works

Brazil is testing an experimental coronavirus vaccine, but interim Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello admits the government has yet to strike a deal to get it if [...] Read full article: Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to...→

'Save The USPS!': U.S. Postal Service Workers Calling On Congress To Provide Funding In Next Stimulus Bill

'Save The USPS!': U.S. Postal Service Workers Calling On Congress To Provide Funding In Next Stimulus Bill

About three dozen U.S. Postal workers and supporters rallied outside the historic Ben Franklin Post Office in Old City Tuesday to call on Congress to provide f [...] Read full article: 'Save The USPS!': U.S. Postal Service Wo...→

Delaware Lawmakers Release Bill Banning Police Chokeholds

Delaware Lawmakers Release Bill Banning Police Chokeholds

A proposal by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware to ban police from using chokeholds and kneeholds unless deadly force is necessary has cleared a legislative hur [...] Read full article: Delaware Lawmakers Release Bill Banning ...→

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

A New York nanny wants to work but doesn't "want to risk exposing myself to the virus and exposing my children." Read full article: Domestic workers face low pay, no health...→

Minnesota Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal on Revamping Policing

Minnesota legislative leaders traded barbs Saturday after a special session collapsed with no deal on revamping policing following the death of George Floyd in [...] Read full article: Minnesota Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal o...→

Protesters Demanded Police Reform. Minnesota Lawmakers Left Without Passing a Bill.

Protesters Demanded Police Reform. Minnesota Lawmakers Left Without Passing a Bill.

The Democratic-led House and Republican-led Senate, which had approved competing plans, failed to compromise before a weeklong special session ended. Read full article: Protesters Demanded Police Reform. Minne...→

Lawmakers and Walz seek agreement on $841 million in COVID-19 funds

Lawmakers and Walz seek agreement on $841 million in COVID-19 funds

With counties and cities across Minnesota anxiously watching, lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz struggled to agree on how to get $841 million in federal coronavirus [...] Read full article: Lawmakers and Walz seek agreement on $84...→

Meat Workers Returning To Work, Though COVID-19 Concerns Linger Among Some

Meat Workers Returning To Work, Though COVID-19 Concerns Linger Among Some

At one point in April, nearly 500 workers at Worthington's JBS pork processing plant tested positive for COVID-19. An employee in his 50s died from the virus. Read full article: Meat Workers Returning To Work, Though C...→

California Bill Would Give Tenants Until 2034 To Repay Rent Missed During COVID Emergency

California Bill Would Give Tenants Until 2034 To Repay Rent Missed During COVID Emergency

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker wants to give tenants struggling to repay rent during the coronavirus shutdown another decade to pay it back. Read full article: California Bill Would Give Tenants Until...→

Florida airport pushes back on DeSantis' claim that more than half of regional airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

Florida airport pushes back on DeSantis' claim that more than half of regional airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

Florida's largest regional airport on Wednesday pushed back on claims made by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that more than half of 500 airport workers tested fo [...] Read full article: Florida airport pushes back on DeSantis'...→

Baker details new police reform bill that would require officers to be certified for first time, ban chokeholds

Baker details new police reform bill that would require officers to be certified for first time, ban chokeholds

Members of the caucus and Baker also voiced the need to make police departments, including the Massachusetts State Police, more diverse. Read full article: Baker details new police reform bill tha...→

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Senate Republicans are proposing changes to police procedures and accountability, according to a draft of a bill obtained by The Associated Press. Read full article: Details out from Senate Republicans' for...→

Bay Area Zoos Struggling To Feed Animals, Pay Workers Due To COVID-19 Closures

Bay Area Zoos Struggling To Feed Animals, Pay Workers Due To COVID-19 Closures

After shutting down months during the COVID-19 stay at home order, Bay Area zoos are now in financial dire straits and forced to dip into their dwindling reser [...] Read full article: Bay Area Zoos Struggling To Feed Animals...→

MN Gov. Tim Walz presses lawmakers to pass bonding bill

MN Gov. Tim Walz presses lawmakers to pass bonding bill

With just three days remaining in Minnesota’s special legislative session, Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday turned up the heat on lawmakers to pass a massive public in [...] Read full article: MN Gov. Tim Walz presses lawmakers to pa...→

As states reopen, black workers are at greater risk for COVID-19

As states reopen, black workers are at greater risk for COVID-19

The concentration of African-Americans in "essential" jobs — along with racism — makes them more likely to get sick. Read full article: As states reopen, black workers are at g...→

Workers Union Accuses Napa Queen of the Valley Hospital Of Violating COVID Safety Protocols

Workers Union Accuses Napa Queen of the Valley Hospital Of Violating COVID Safety Protocols

The National Union of Healthcare Workers accused a Napa hospital Tuesday of violating COVID-19 coronavirus safety protocols and failing to test hospital worker [...] Read full article: Workers Union Accuses Napa Queen of the ...→

House Intel Democrats roll out bill to require National Intelligence Estimate on threat of COVID-19, other pandemics

House Intel Democrats roll out bill to require National Intelligence Estimate on threat of COVID-19, other pandemics

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee rolled out legislation Tuesday that would require the Director of National Intelligence to produce a an estimate [...] Read full article: House Intel Democrats roll out bill to r...→

Live at 2: Detroit mayor to talk about COVID-19 testing of barbershop, salon workers

Live at 2: Detroit mayor to talk about COVID-19 testing of barbershop, salon workers

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is giving another coronavirus update on Monday afternoon. Duggan will talk about the COVID-19 testing of barbershop and salon workers [...] Read full article: Live at 2: Detroit mayor to talk about C...→

PHOTOS: Memorial service held for three grocery workers who died from COVID-19

PHOTOS: Memorial service held for three grocery workers who died from COVID-19

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 held a memorial service Sunday to honor workers Karen Haws, Randy Narvaez and James McKay, three union members [...] Read full article: PHOTOS: Memorial service held for three ...→

If You've Noticed A COVID-19 Surcharge On A Recent Bill, You're Not Alone

If You've Noticed A COVID-19 Surcharge On A Recent Bill, You're Not Alone

This new fee popping up is meant to cover added safety costs for businesses in the pandemic, but it's getting mixed reviews.  Read full article: If You've Noticed A COVID-19 Surcharge O...→

Santa Ana Police Officer Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

Santa Ana Police Officer Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

A 39-year old Santa Ana police officer has been charged with committing workers’ compensation insurance fraud for continuing to accept his full pay without wor [...] Read full article: Santa Ana Police Officer Charged With Wo...→

Pressure on Frontline Workers Intensifies, Again, As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Pressure on Frontline Workers Intensifies, Again, As COVID-19 Cases Surge

The fight against coronavirus continues to take a toll on doctors and nurses who are already stretched thin from months on frontlines. Read full article: Pressure on Frontline Workers Intensifie...→

Metra endangers workers with lax COVID policy, union charges

A Teamsters track maintenance unit alleges its requests for testing, temperature checks and other steps have been ignored. Read full article: Metra endangers workers with lax COVID p...→

Florida Bar's License Suspended After 41 Workers and Patrons Test Positive for COVID-19

Florida Bar's License Suspended After 41 Workers and Patrons Test Positive for COVID-19

A popular bar in central Florida where dozens of workers and patrons have come down with the new coronavirus had its alcohol license suspended after a state in [...] Read full article: Florida Bar's License Suspended After 41...→

88 Amazon Workers In Shakopee Test Positive For COVID-19

88 Amazon Workers In Shakopee Test Positive For COVID-19

Another 99 workers at other Amazon sites in the Twin Cities have also tested positive since COVID-19 arrived in Minnesota. Read full article: 88 Amazon Workers In Shakopee Test Posit...→

19 Tarrant County Jail Inmates, 7 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

19 Tarrant County Jail Inmates, 7 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Out of 4,444 inmates in the Tarrant County Jail’s three facilities, 19 have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Monday.  Read full article: 19 Tarrant County Jail Inmates, 7 Worker...→

Georgia Lawmakers Propose Bill to Disband Police Dept

Georgia Lawmakers Propose Bill to Disband Police Dept

In response to its mishandling of the investigation of the Ahmaud Arbery killing, the statehouse in Georgia passed a bill Friday to dissolve the Glynn County P [...] Read full article: Georgia Lawmakers Propose Bill to Disban...→

Schaumburg, South Holland DMVs Close Again After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Schaumburg, South Holland DMVs Close Again After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Two Chicago area DMVs are closing down just two weeks after reopening because workers tested positive for COVID-19.  Read full article: Schaumburg, South Holland DMVs Close Aga...→

Bill guaranteeing ‘right of recall’ for laid off hospitality workers clears Assembly

Bill guaranteeing ‘right of recall’ for laid off hospitality workers clears Assembly

California hospitality and service workers who were laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic will have a guaranteed right to return to their jobs when their emplo [...] Read full article: Bill guaranteeing ‘right of recall’ for ...→

Public service workers essential during COVID-19 crisis

Public service workers essential during COVID-19 crisis

Yet the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board seems to think the appropriate response to this crisis is to cut their income and increase their workload. Read full article: Public service workers essential during ...→

Chick-fil-A in Missouri City closes after 4 workers test positive for COVID-19

Chick-fil-A in Missouri City closes after 4 workers test positive for COVID-19

The statewide reopening hasn't been easy on restaurants, and many have had to close after employees have tested positive for the virus. Read full article: Chick-fil-A in Missouri City closes afte...→

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

Within the last two days, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office has received its first positive tests for COVID-19 for three staff members and one inmate in the C [...] Read full article: 3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers...→

Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing $62.5 Million To Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing $62.5 Million To Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

During the special session Tuesday, Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill that will provide $62.5 million in grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing $62.5 Mil...→

Oakland McDonald's Workers File Lawsuit Over Working Conditions During COVID-19 Outbreak

Oakland McDonald's Workers File Lawsuit Over Working Conditions During COVID-19 Outbreak

Workers at an Oakland McDonald’s who allege that they were forced to use a doggie diapers as a safety face masks for protection against the coronavirus filed a [...] Read full article: Oakland McDonald's Workers File Lawsuit ...→

Officials say safer PPE use leads to drop in COVID-19 cases among local front-line workers

Officials say safer PPE use leads to drop in COVID-19 cases among local front-line workers

(WSVN) - Coronavirus cases are on the rise in South Florida, but hospital workers and medical first responders are seeing a decrease in how many... Read full article: Officials say safer PPE use leads to dro...→

More Restaurants Close After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

More Restaurants Close After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Several restaurants in Dallas-Ft. Worth have temporarily closed after employees tested positive for COVID-19. Read full article: More Restaurants Close After Workers Tes...→

This is what you can do if you get a bill for COVID-19 testing or treatment

This is what you can do if you get a bill for COVID-19 testing or treatment

New laws mean coronavirus testing is supposed to be done at no cost to you. But is that really working? We recently asked you to send us your COVID bills, and [...] Read full article: This is what you can do if you get a bil...→

N.Y. Lawmakers In Playground Fight With Mayor Bill de Blasio

N.Y. Lawmakers In Playground Fight With Mayor Bill de Blasio

A trio of lawmakers are continuing a back-and-forth dispute with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city about reopening playgrounds.  Read full article: N.Y. Lawmakers In Playground Fight With ...→

Restaurants deal with COVID-19 exposures, implement measures going forward

Restaurants deal with COVID-19 exposures, implement measures going forward

Restaurants in the Tampa Bay area are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. While some work to open back up, some are also planning more stringe [...] Read full article: Restaurants deal with COVID-19 exposures...→

Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Plant Demand Improved COVID-19 Safety For Workers

Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Plant Demand Improved COVID-19 Safety For Workers

A small group rallied outside the Tesla plant in Fremont on Monday to demand better protection for workers from the novel coronavirus. Read full article: Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Plant D...→

Lawmakers worry about COVID-19 spread after Bureau of Prisons officers deployed to protests

Lawmakers worry about COVID-19 spread after Bureau of Prisons officers deployed to protests

Lawmakers are raising questions about the deployment of Bureau of Prisons officers to protests and the potential for spreading the coronavirus. Read full article: Lawmakers worry about COVID-19 spread af...→

11 workers at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa tested for COVID-19 after manager tests positive

11 workers at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa tested for COVID-19 after manager tests positive

All 12 workers have been directed not to return to work until medical professionals confirm they are healthy. Read full article: 11 workers at Morongo Casino Resort & Sp...→

Florida Offering Benefits for Workers, Businesses Struggling Due to COVID-19

Florida Offering Benefits for Workers, Businesses Struggling Due to COVID-19

Businesses and workers are feeling the squeeze as the coronavirus pandemic has forced stores across Florida to shutter their doors. Companies being forced to d [...] Read full article: Florida Offering Benefits for Workers, B...→

If You've Noticed A COVID-19 Surcharge On A Recent Bill, You're Not Alone

If You've Noticed A COVID-19 Surcharge On A Recent Bill, You're Not Alone

This new fee popping up is meant to cover added safety costs for businesses in the pandemic, but it's getting mixed reviews.  Read full article: If You've Noticed A COVID-19 Surcharge O...→

Santa Ana police officer charged with workers’ comp fraud for remaining on paid leave months after recovery: OCDA

Santa Ana police officer charged with workers’ comp fraud for remaining on paid leave months after recovery: OCDA

Prosecutors have charged a Santa Ana police officer with workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly failing to disclose the status of his recovery while continu [...] Read full article: Santa Ana police officer charged with wo...→

Santa Ana Police Officer Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

Santa Ana Police Officer Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

A 39-year old Santa Ana police officer has been charged with committing workers’ compensation insurance fraud for continuing to accept his full pay without wor [...] Read full article: Santa Ana Police Officer Charged With Wo...→

Disney World workers petition to push reopening as COVID-19 cases spike

Disney World workers petition to push reopening as COVID-19 cases spike

The petition notes that since theme parks aren't essential businesses, it is unfair for workers to risk their lives by returning to work. Read full article: Disney World workers petition to push re...→

Pressure on Frontline Workers Intensifies, Again, As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Pressure on Frontline Workers Intensifies, Again, As COVID-19 Cases Surge

The fight against coronavirus continues to take a toll on doctors and nurses who are already stretched thin from months on frontlines. Read full article: Pressure on Frontline Workers Intensifie...→

Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to use it if it works

Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to use it if it works

Brazil is testing an experimental coronavirus vaccine, but interim Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello admits the government has yet to strike a deal to get it if [...] Read full article: Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to...→

Metra endangers workers with lax COVID policy, union charges

A Teamsters track maintenance unit alleges its requests for testing, temperature checks and other steps have been ignored. Read full article: Metra endangers workers with lax COVID p...→

'Save The USPS!': U.S. Postal Service Workers Calling On Congress To Provide Funding In Next Stimulus Bill

'Save The USPS!': U.S. Postal Service Workers Calling On Congress To Provide Funding In Next Stimulus Bill

About three dozen U.S. Postal workers and supporters rallied outside the historic Ben Franklin Post Office in Old City Tuesday to call on Congress to provide f [...] Read full article: 'Save The USPS!': U.S. Postal Service Wo...→

Florida Bar's License Suspended After 41 Workers and Patrons Test Positive for COVID-19

Florida Bar's License Suspended After 41 Workers and Patrons Test Positive for COVID-19

A popular bar in central Florida where dozens of workers and patrons have come down with the new coronavirus had its alcohol license suspended after a state in [...] Read full article: Florida Bar's License Suspended After 41...→

Delaware Lawmakers Release Bill Banning Police Chokeholds

Delaware Lawmakers Release Bill Banning Police Chokeholds

A proposal by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware to ban police from using chokeholds and kneeholds unless deadly force is necessary has cleared a legislative hur [...] Read full article: Delaware Lawmakers Release Bill Banning ...→

88 Amazon Workers In Shakopee Test Positive For COVID-19

88 Amazon Workers In Shakopee Test Positive For COVID-19

Another 99 workers at other Amazon sites in the Twin Cities have also tested positive since COVID-19 arrived in Minnesota. Read full article: 88 Amazon Workers In Shakopee Test Posit...→

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

A New York nanny wants to work but doesn't "want to risk exposing myself to the virus and exposing my children." Read full article: Domestic workers face low pay, no health...→

19 Tarrant County Jail Inmates, 7 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

19 Tarrant County Jail Inmates, 7 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Out of 4,444 inmates in the Tarrant County Jail’s three facilities, 19 have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Monday.  Read full article: 19 Tarrant County Jail Inmates, 7 Worker...→

Minnesota Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal on Revamping Policing

Minnesota legislative leaders traded barbs Saturday after a special session collapsed with no deal on revamping policing following the death of George Floyd in [...] Read full article: Minnesota Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal o...→

Georgia Lawmakers Propose Bill to Disband Police Dept

Georgia Lawmakers Propose Bill to Disband Police Dept

In response to its mishandling of the investigation of the Ahmaud Arbery killing, the statehouse in Georgia passed a bill Friday to dissolve the Glynn County P [...] Read full article: Georgia Lawmakers Propose Bill to Disban...→

Protesters Demanded Police Reform. Minnesota Lawmakers Left Without Passing a Bill.

Protesters Demanded Police Reform. Minnesota Lawmakers Left Without Passing a Bill.

The Democratic-led House and Republican-led Senate, which had approved competing plans, failed to compromise before a weeklong special session ended. Read full article: Protesters Demanded Police Reform. Minne...→

Schaumburg, South Holland DMVs Close Again After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Schaumburg, South Holland DMVs Close Again After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Two Chicago area DMVs are closing down just two weeks after reopening because workers tested positive for COVID-19.  Read full article: Schaumburg, South Holland DMVs Close Aga...→

Lawmakers and Walz seek agreement on $841 million in COVID-19 funds

Lawmakers and Walz seek agreement on $841 million in COVID-19 funds

With counties and cities across Minnesota anxiously watching, lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz struggled to agree on how to get $841 million in federal coronavirus [...] Read full article: Lawmakers and Walz seek agreement on $84...→

Bill guaranteeing ‘right of recall’ for laid off hospitality workers clears Assembly

Bill guaranteeing ‘right of recall’ for laid off hospitality workers clears Assembly

California hospitality and service workers who were laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic will have a guaranteed right to return to their jobs when their emplo [...] Read full article: Bill guaranteeing ‘right of recall’ for ...→

Meat Workers Returning To Work, Though COVID-19 Concerns Linger Among Some

Meat Workers Returning To Work, Though COVID-19 Concerns Linger Among Some

At one point in April, nearly 500 workers at Worthington's JBS pork processing plant tested positive for COVID-19. An employee in his 50s died from the virus. Read full article: Meat Workers Returning To Work, Though C...→

Public service workers essential during COVID-19 crisis

Public service workers essential during COVID-19 crisis

Yet the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board seems to think the appropriate response to this crisis is to cut their income and increase their workload. Read full article: Public service workers essential during ...→

California Bill Would Give Tenants Until 2034 To Repay Rent Missed During COVID Emergency

California Bill Would Give Tenants Until 2034 To Repay Rent Missed During COVID Emergency

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker wants to give tenants struggling to repay rent during the coronavirus shutdown another decade to pay it back. Read full article: California Bill Would Give Tenants Until...→

Chick-fil-A in Missouri City closes after 4 workers test positive for COVID-19

Chick-fil-A in Missouri City closes after 4 workers test positive for COVID-19

The statewide reopening hasn't been easy on restaurants, and many have had to close after employees have tested positive for the virus. Read full article: Chick-fil-A in Missouri City closes afte...→

Florida airport pushes back on DeSantis' claim that more than half of regional airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

Florida airport pushes back on DeSantis' claim that more than half of regional airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

Florida's largest regional airport on Wednesday pushed back on claims made by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that more than half of 500 airport workers tested fo [...] Read full article: Florida airport pushes back on DeSantis'...→

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

Within the last two days, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office has received its first positive tests for COVID-19 for three staff members and one inmate in the C [...] Read full article: 3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers...→

Baker details new police reform bill that would require officers to be certified for first time, ban chokeholds

Baker details new police reform bill that would require officers to be certified for first time, ban chokeholds

Members of the caucus and Baker also voiced the need to make police departments, including the Massachusetts State Police, more diverse. Read full article: Baker details new police reform bill tha...→

Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing $62.5 Million To Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing $62.5 Million To Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

During the special session Tuesday, Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill that will provide $62.5 million in grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing $62.5 Mil...→

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Details out from Senate Republicans' forthcoming policing bill, Democrats say it doesn't go far enough

Senate Republicans are proposing changes to police procedures and accountability, according to a draft of a bill obtained by The Associated Press. Read full article: Details out from Senate Republicans' for...→

Oakland McDonald's Workers File Lawsuit Over Working Conditions During COVID-19 Outbreak

Oakland McDonald's Workers File Lawsuit Over Working Conditions During COVID-19 Outbreak

Workers at an Oakland McDonald’s who allege that they were forced to use a doggie diapers as a safety face masks for protection against the coronavirus filed a [...] Read full article: Oakland McDonald's Workers File Lawsuit ...→

Bay Area Zoos Struggling To Feed Animals, Pay Workers Due To COVID-19 Closures

Bay Area Zoos Struggling To Feed Animals, Pay Workers Due To COVID-19 Closures

After shutting down months during the COVID-19 stay at home order, Bay Area zoos are now in financial dire straits and forced to dip into their dwindling reser [...] Read full article: Bay Area Zoos Struggling To Feed Animals...→

Officials say safer PPE use leads to drop in COVID-19 cases among local front-line workers

Officials say safer PPE use leads to drop in COVID-19 cases among local front-line workers

(WSVN) - Coronavirus cases are on the rise in South Florida, but hospital workers and medical first responders are seeing a decrease in how many... Read full article: Officials say safer PPE use leads to dro...→

MN Gov. Tim Walz presses lawmakers to pass bonding bill

MN Gov. Tim Walz presses lawmakers to pass bonding bill

With just three days remaining in Minnesota’s special legislative session, Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday turned up the heat on lawmakers to pass a massive public in [...] Read full article: MN Gov. Tim Walz presses lawmakers to pa...→

More Restaurants Close After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

More Restaurants Close After Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Several restaurants in Dallas-Ft. Worth have temporarily closed after employees tested positive for COVID-19. Read full article: More Restaurants Close After Workers Tes...→

As states reopen, black workers are at greater risk for COVID-19

As states reopen, black workers are at greater risk for COVID-19

The concentration of African-Americans in "essential" jobs — along with racism — makes them more likely to get sick. Read full article: As states reopen, black workers are at g...→

This is what you can do if you get a bill for COVID-19 testing or treatment

This is what you can do if you get a bill for COVID-19 testing or treatment

New laws mean coronavirus testing is supposed to be done at no cost to you. But is that really working? We recently asked you to send us your COVID bills, and [...] Read full article: This is what you can do if you get a bil...→

Workers Union Accuses Napa Queen of the Valley Hospital Of Violating COVID Safety Protocols

Workers Union Accuses Napa Queen of the Valley Hospital Of Violating COVID Safety Protocols

The National Union of Healthcare Workers accused a Napa hospital Tuesday of violating COVID-19 coronavirus safety protocols and failing to test hospital worker [...] Read full article: Workers Union Accuses Napa Queen of the ...→

N.Y. Lawmakers In Playground Fight With Mayor Bill de Blasio

N.Y. Lawmakers In Playground Fight With Mayor Bill de Blasio

A trio of lawmakers are continuing a back-and-forth dispute with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city about reopening playgrounds.  Read full article: N.Y. Lawmakers In Playground Fight With ...→

House Intel Democrats roll out bill to require National Intelligence Estimate on threat of COVID-19, other pandemics

House Intel Democrats roll out bill to require National Intelligence Estimate on threat of COVID-19, other pandemics

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee rolled out legislation Tuesday that would require the Director of National Intelligence to produce a an estimate [...] Read full article: House Intel Democrats roll out bill to r...→

Restaurants deal with COVID-19 exposures, implement measures going forward

Restaurants deal with COVID-19 exposures, implement measures going forward

Restaurants in the Tampa Bay area are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. While some work to open back up, some are also planning more stringe [...] Read full article: Restaurants deal with COVID-19 exposures...→

Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Plant Demand Improved COVID-19 Safety For Workers

Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Plant Demand Improved COVID-19 Safety For Workers

A small group rallied outside the Tesla plant in Fremont on Monday to demand better protection for workers from the novel coronavirus. Read full article: Protesters Outside Fremont Tesla Plant D...→

Live at 2: Detroit mayor to talk about COVID-19 testing of barbershop, salon workers

Live at 2: Detroit mayor to talk about COVID-19 testing of barbershop, salon workers

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is giving another coronavirus update on Monday afternoon. Duggan will talk about the COVID-19 testing of barbershop and salon workers [...] Read full article: Live at 2: Detroit mayor to talk about C...→

Lawmakers worry about COVID-19 spread after Bureau of Prisons officers deployed to protests

Lawmakers worry about COVID-19 spread after Bureau of Prisons officers deployed to protests

Lawmakers are raising questions about the deployment of Bureau of Prisons officers to protests and the potential for spreading the coronavirus. Read full article: Lawmakers worry about COVID-19 spread af...→

PHOTOS: Memorial service held for three grocery workers who died from COVID-19

PHOTOS: Memorial service held for three grocery workers who died from COVID-19

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 held a memorial service Sunday to honor workers Karen Haws, Randy Narvaez and James McKay, three union members [...] Read full article: PHOTOS: Memorial service held for three ...→

11 workers at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa tested for COVID-19 after manager tests positive

11 workers at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa tested for COVID-19 after manager tests positive

All 12 workers have been directed not to return to work until medical professionals confirm they are healthy. Read full article: 11 workers at Morongo Casino Resort & Sp...→