MPTF Nursing Home Reports No New Coronavirus Cases Among Residents in Nearly 6 Weeks

May 22, 2020

The extraordinary steps taken to combat the coronavirus at the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s nursing home in Woodland Hills are paying off. While six residents died in the early days of the outbreak, there have been no deaths there due to the virus since April 23, and no residents have tested positive since April 12. The last caregiver tested positive on April 30 […]

L.A. County Could See All Businesses, Economy Open as Early as July 4

May 20, 2020

Los Angeles County has a new target date in mind for a “safe reopening” of all businesses and the economy: July 4. The date was revealed Tuesday in a press release issued by Board of Supervisors chair Kathryn Barger following the second meeting of the Los Angeles County Economic Resiliency Task Force, a group comprised […]

IATSE Endorses Joe Biden for President

May 19, 2020

IATSE has endorsed Joe Biden for president of the United States. The union, which represents 140,000 entertainment workers … said Tuesday that its general executive board voted unanimously to endorse the former vice president for his “extensive record and history of fighting for workers’ rights and working families, but he is also genuinely concerned on a human level about the welfare of behind-the-scenes entertainment workers.” […]

California Governor Gavin Newsom Relaxing State Restrictions

May 19, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday declared that 53 of the 58 state counties are eligible to move into phase two of reopening if they so choose. During his daily coronavirus briefing, the governor noted that the loosening of stay-at-home orders would depend on the number of COVID-19-related deaths in the previous two weeks. Counties will be able to move toward reopening if they can prove that there have been […]

AFL-CIO Sues OSHA to Demand Standard for Worker Protections

May 19, 2020

The AFL-CIO on Monday filed a petition to compel the Labor Department to issue an emergency temporary standard that would offer stronger protection for US workers against the coronavirus as states begin to reopen. The labor group is asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to immediately […]

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