Trumka: COVID-19 and the Symptoms of Structural Discrimination in Our Society

May 31, 2020

“We often hear people say that the coronavirus doesn’t discriminate,” said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. “We know that’s far from the truth. It has, and it will continue to. We’ve known for decades that women and minority communities don’t have equal access to health care. These inequities come in many forms. Hospital systems don’t open locations in […]

Unions Flex Their Muscle as Hollywood Scrambles Back to Work

May 30, 2020

Just before Memorial Day, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced during a Zoom session … that within days, the state would issue guidelines allowing many counties to resume production, some as early as this past week. … Almost as soon as the news broke, a chorus of union representatives weighed in, putting the brakes on any imminent production reset. […]

AFL-CIO Endorses Biden

May 26, 2020

The AFL-CIO has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president. The labor group announced on Tuesday it will mobilize its members to defeat President Trump in November. It joins a long list of labor unions that have endorsed Biden. “Working people have responded to COVID-19 with passion and dedication, even as our federal government falls down on the job,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a press release. “Just imagine what we can […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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