The San Jose Mercury News reports: “In what could signal a major shift in law-enforcement attitudes toward longstanding complaints about its use of violence, California’s largest police unions called Sunday for a reform agenda aimed at lessening the use of force, increasing accountability and rooting out racist police officers. In full-page ads in the Washington…

Companies want workers to believe that the workplace is safe, while at the same time lobbying politicians for drastic legal protection against employee lawsuits. The New York Times reports: “When Jonathan Corpina, a senior managing partner at Meridian Equity Partners, returned to work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in late May,…

A new report sheds light on the struggle faced by essential workers. Politico reports: “More than 13 percent of people who work jobs deemed essential during the pandemic — in roles like grocery clerks and childcare providers — relied on SNAP benefits at some point in 2018, compared to nearly 8 percent of workers in…

The Trump-appointed NLRB has issued yet another anti-union ruling. Inside Higher Ed reports: “Reversing a precedent set by the Obama-era National Labor Relations Board, President Trump’s appointed board on Wednesday said it doesn’t have jurisdiction over faculty members at religious colleges and universities. The decision, concerning Bethany College, a Lutheran liberal arts institution in Kansas,…

Senator Lindsey Graham had some strong words on the extension of the $600 weekly unemployment benefit that Congress passed to address the pandemic-related economic downturn. Yahoo News reports: “Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) promised business leaders that Congress would not extend enhanced unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 crisis, saying such a continuation would only happen “over…

When the COVID-19 pandemic set in and men and women around the world desperately needed care and information, there was no time to lose. Fortunately, members of Kaiser Permanente in Southern California were set with immediate access to top quality virtual medical care. Kaiser Permanente’s Virtual Medical Center (VMC) in So Cal was already up…

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