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 embarrassment that is hazard pay, or lack of, in the US just became that much worse with DoorDash’s recent letter to workers. Eater magazine reports: “Advocacy group Gig Workers Rising shared a letter that San Francisco-based food delivery company DoorDash sent to drivers this week, saying that for protective measures necessary during an unprecedented…

Federal workers are taking demands for hazard pay to court. NPR reports: “For the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, correctional officer Kareen ‘Troy’ Troitino says things were “pretty relaxed” at FCI Miami. There were no cases of COVID-19 at the low-security federal prison, which currently houses some 1,000 inmates. That all changed, he…

When we think of end of summer and “back to school,” most of us flash to days gone by when our young scholars actually left the house – backpacks stuffed with new supplies – to go back to their physical classroom. For the time being, that won’t be possible for most of us, and our…

The country’s largest unions are pushing for guaranteed paid leave for workers. The Hill reports: “The country’s top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. “Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary,” the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional…

Missouri’s governor had some harsh words for students returning to schools that are re-opening for in-class instruction. USA Today reports: “Missouri Governor Mike Parson, a Republican, downplayed the risk for children who may contract the coronavirus from classrooms during school reopenings, insisting ‘they’re going to get over it.’ ‘These kids have got to get back to…

Contractors in the airline industry are on the hot seat as legislators look into layoffs as they received federal aid. CNBC reports: “Three House Democrats on Wednesday slammed airline contractors that laid off more than 9,000 employees despite accepting millions in federal coronavirus aid. The lawmakers asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to stop aid to…

The GOP is having none of Trump’s election delay talk. CNN reports: “A large number of congressional Republicans, including members of House and Senate leadership, openly rejected President Donald Trump’s suggestion Thursday that November’s presidential election should be delayed, a move that the President would have no authority to make given that the Constitution gives Congress…

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