A Republican senator had harsh words for those who are worried about reopening schools amid the coronavirus surge. Newsweek reports:  “Senator John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, said, during a Monday evening interview with Fox News, that those who oppose schools’ reopening ‘can kiss my a**,’ despite many educators and teacher’s unions raising serious concerns…

Los Angeles schools are starting off the year virtually as coronavirus cases surge. The Los Angeles Times reports: “Los Angeles campuses will not reopen for classes on Aug. 18, and the nation’s second-largest school system will continue with online learning until further notice, because of the worsening coronavirus surge, Supt. Austin Beutner announced Monday. The…

Harley-Davidson has announced that it will let go of a sizable percentage of its 5,300 employee workforce. The New York Post reports: “Harley-Davidson on Thursday said it will lay off 500 employees this year as part of new Chief Executive Jochen Zeitz’s efforts to revive the struggling motorcycle maker. As part of the overhaul, Chief…

Buying American-made is a hot topic once again during a presidential election, with the Democratic challenger pushing for significant investment in domestic manufacturing and innovation. The New York Times reports: “Joseph R. Biden Jr. laid out a populist economic vision to revive and reinvest in American manufacturing on Thursday, calling for major new spending and…

The reopening of Los Angeles area hotels during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and surge in confirmed cases has workers from UNITE HERE Local 11 concerned that their members are being put at risk. On Wednesday, hotel workers across the county held lunchtime rallies asking that hotel operators pause the reopening. A recent survey found that…

Workers at the Mayflower Medicinals cannabis production facility in Holliston have voted to join Massachusetts’s Cannabis Union, UFCW Local 1445, the union announced Wednesday. The company, owned by iAnthis, has 40 employees and services dispensaries in the greater Boston area. The Mayflower employees are among the first cannabis workers to unionize in the state, according…

Teachers unions are speaking out against Trump’s tough talk on the topic of school re-openings. The Hill reports: The president of the nation’s largest teachers’ union hit back at President Trump over his demand that schools resume in-person classes this fall, saying reopening cannot take place without guaranteeing the safety of students and staff. ‘Did…

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