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…

Vancouver animators are enjoying a first in Canada. Deadline reports: “Animators at Titmouse Vancouver have unionized, voting 98% to 2% to join the Animation Guild, IATSE Local 938. IATSE says it’s the first animation studio in Canada to become unionized. The studio’s many animated titles include Black Panther for BET, Star Trek: Lower Decks for CBS All Access, and Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures for…

Amazon’s labor practices are getting attention on Capitol Hill. VentureBeat reports: “Four Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, demanding answers over its alleged moves to track and monitor employees and limit efforts to form unions. Democratic senators Brian Schatz, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kirsten Gillibrand asked the…

Unquestionably, Halloween will look different this year. Since we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will probably be a lot fewer trick-or-treaters knocking on doors. Nonetheless, even with parties, frightfests and door-to-door treat-hunting curtailed, the kids (and, sure, many of their parents) are still going to expect candy. Whether you’re preparing…

By Jacob Bourne Unlike some of the occupants of the many buildings they service, members of SEIU Local 87, the Janitors Union, haven’t been afforded the luxury to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, these essential workers have had to take on the additional responsibility of making sure that spaces remain virus-free through…

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