UNITE HERE Local 11, in partnership with Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Cedars-Sinai, launched a Farm Box Program – a free healthy, fresh fruit and vegetable giveaway service for 1,100 families experiencing financial insecurity during COVID-19. UNITE HERE Local 11 members, many of whom have been laid off or had…

The University of California’s largest employee union has announced the first known fatality amongst its membership due to Coronavirus. Local 3299 received word this morning that one of its members—a campus shuttle driver at UC Santa Cruz who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, succumbed this morning to complications from the disease at a…

The issues surrounding working conditions at Amazon escalated as the company took action against two workers. Reuters reports: “Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it terminated two employees, who criticized the working conditions at the e-commerce giant’s warehouses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, for ‘repeatedly violating internal policies’. The termination of Emily Cunningham and…

It’s official: Senator Bernie Sanders is endorsing Joe Biden for president. The New York Times reports: “Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the Democratic nominee for president on Monday, adding the weight of his left-wing support to Mr. Biden’s candidacy and taking a major step toward bringing unity to the party’s effort…

President Donald Trump has no problem bailing out colossal multi-national corporations. But he does when it comes to the United States Postal Service. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: “The Postal Service’s decades-long financial troubles have worsened dramatically as the volume of the kind of mail that pays the agency’s bills — first-class and marketing mail —…

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