When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many dental practices closed their doors. But Aava Dental, which has proudly served union members and their dependents for 20 years, stepped up to the front lines. Aava Offices are providing palliative emergency dental care for patients free of charge during the pandemic. If a dental emergency arises, said Aava’s…

The total cost of fines after five meatpacking companies were investigated for COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace: $957. The Gazette reports: “Iowa regulators looking into five meatpacking plants where large coronavirus outbreaks sickened thousands of workers have issued their only citation — a $957 fine for a minor record-keeping violation. April’s outbreak at the Iowa…

Walmart is once again engaging in horrendous labor practices as its sales skyrocket. The Guardian reports: “Walmart is cutting some workers’ hours and pay while increasing their workloads, according to workers who spoke to the Guardian, all while promising ‘greater opportunity for associates to lead and take more ownership in the business’. The retailer has…

Congressional members are looking into potential conflicts of interests among Trump-appointed members of the NLRB. The Washington Post reports: “The House Committee on Education and Labor filed a subpoena against the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday for records about potential conflicts of interest among board members, which the committee has been seeking. The legal…

There is turbulence at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport over revelations that concessionaire HMS Host has benefited from valuable rent relief from the County while its laid off workers have lost health insurance. Dozens of laid off airport food service workers protested and presented the Airport Director Barry Rondinella—who approved the relief—with a letter demanding…

The much loved fall gathering known as Oktoberfest may look a little bit different this year due to limitations on large public gatherings and social distance requirements. But you can still celebrate at home by raising a pint of a favorite fall ale and chasing it down with a bite of something salty. As you…

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