President Donald Trump’s Department of Education is facing a lawsuit for refusing to end the practice of seizing borrowers’ wages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Politico reports: “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is continuing to garnish the wages of federal student loan borrowers who fall behind on payments even though Congress suspended the practice in the economic…

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…

DC Metro Council’s Community Service Agency (CSA) Provides emergency assistance to union families In 2021, the Community Services Agency of the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The emergency assistance fund, administered by the CSA, is nearly as old. A key part of the CSA, the fund helps more than 350 families…

May 10th is all about mom. This year’s stay-at-home mandates make it more challenging to celebrate with all the wonderful moms in our lives, so be sure to call or Zoom or FaceTime her to let her know you care. Then, don’t forget to honor her with something fragrant, sweet, bubbly, or all of the…

Cannabis workers at the Canna Cabana cannabis dispensary in Hamilton, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Local 175 after recently voting to join the union. The Canna Cabana employees, who work as budtenders at the popular dispensary, are the first retail cannabis workers ever to unionize in Ontario. “We are proud to represent the first retail…

President Donald Trump wants to reopen the country as soon as possible (maybe too soon, according to health experts) and he wants companies to be shielded liability coronavirus-related lawsuits. The website, Truthout, reports: “President Donald Trump said during a press briefing Monday evening that his administration is aiming to shield corporations from legal responsibility for…

Billionaires are making billions more during a pandemic that has left tens of millions out of work. Capital and Main reports: “While most Americans are facing financial setbacks amid a pandemic that’s wreaking havoc on the economy, the wealthiest are faring much better. U.S. billionaires are not only holding on to their wealth in the…

New York’s governor wants hazard pay for front line workers. TheHill.com reports: “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday called on the federal government to pay bonuses to front line workers who don’t have the ‘luxury of staying home.’ Cuomo, during his daily press conference, said health professionals, first responders, transit workers, grocery store…

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