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23 march 2020

20:13
The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) sent letters this week to the President and the congressional leadership urging swift and bipartisan passage of a major federal stimulus program to help American workers and...

19:25
Unifor Local 594 members have voted in 98 per cent favour of the recommendations made by a Vince Ready and Amanda Rogers, the government-appointed mediators asked to help end the 109-day lockout at the Co-op Refinery. "Premier Scott Moe appointed...

19:00
The Quinism Foundation has called on state boards of pharmacy to enact uniform restrictions on the dispensing of the quinoline antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, mefloquine, primaquine, tafenoquine, and quinine to limit hoarding in...

17:45
The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) on Monday announced an initiative to donate millions of dollars' worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and caregivers across the United States to help combat the growing shortages due to...

16:45
As coronavirus spreads throughout Texas, particularly in large urban areas like Austin, Dallas and Houston, Rhonda Sandel, CEO of Texas Emergency Care Center, founding member and immediate-past president of the Texas Association of Freestanding...

16:13
Fertilizer Canada is urging the federal government to designate the entire fertilizer supply chain as an essential service and provide relief to workers who face expiring training certificates. The government must ensure that policies will protect...

15:13
The latest COVID-19 stimulus package continues to remain in Congressional gridlock. As part of The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board's (CED) ongoing COVID-19 efforts, co-chaired by Trustees Joseph Kasputys and Bowman Cutter,...

15:06
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) deployed a sophisticated, virtual campaign today aimed at pushing the U.S. Congress to act immediately on pending Coronavirus emergency response legislation to protect the health of all citizens;...

14:58
It was confirmed today that a frontline healthcare worker at Markhaven Home for Seniors, located in Markham, has tested positive for COVID-19 after the long-term care home first learned of a resident with the virus last week. Additional workers who...

14:50
Unifor is calling on the federal government to ensure that Canadian media organizations survive the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to provide vital information to the public. "Almost every Canadian newspaper and television news outlet was teetering...

13:08
"Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has rendered a ruling that is harmful to the civil rights of millions of Americans. This is a very bad day for our country. We will continue our fight by going to Congress and the presidential candidates to revise...

12:04
They are one of the most misunderstood creatures on the planet and considered Africa's most legally traded live animal-the Ball python. A poster animal for the exotic pet trade, their name comes from the animal's tendency to curl up into a tight ball...

11:17
COVID-19 has decimated the U.S. construction industry, and Congress has done little to stop it or to provide relief for workers in this major jobs sector, a leading international building trade union charged Sunday....

09:43
As you know, I am the Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 174 in Seattle and the President of Joint Council 28 which includes all of Washington, all of the State of Alaska, and the panhandle of Northern Idaho. I am writing this letter in a moment...

09:02
There are grave dangers in utilizing the persistent conventional budgetary framing as the guiding framework for top policymakers, displayed by Speaker Pelosi's comments regarding her handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Speaker Pelosi defended her...

08:42
Unifor is calling on MPs to use the special Tuesday Parliamentary session to move quickly on reform and pass emergency measures to ensure all workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have a reliable, decent paycheque. "We are facing a crisis of...

08:05
In a letter to President Donald Trump, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) thanked him for taking actions to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic by travel restrictions, border security, and regulatory relief....

07:30
Close to half of working renters in Canada don't have enough savings to pay their bills for more than a month if they lose their jobs, a new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows. "As more Canadians lose their incomes...

07:00
Unifor calls on all retailers to match wage premiums and enhanced health and safety protocols in recognition of front-line service workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We recognize the tremendous risk workers are taking and thank them for their...


22 march 2020

21:42
Unifor health care members understand the need for the Ontario government's temporary order giving hospitals extraordinary emergency powers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but the union cautions employers to not to exert unnecessary force, and show...

18:24
Unifor is shocked that Federated Co-op has rejected the recommendations of the independent mediator and is using the COVID-19 crisis to leverage even more concessions from oil & gas workers. "FCL CEO Scott Banda's tactics get more disgusting by the...

16:05
The Federation of Quebec Parents' Committees (FCPQ) and the English Parents' Committee Association (EPCA) welcome the government's efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in Quebec and understand the decision to extend the closure of schools. "We...

13:38
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) need to ensure frontline health-care workers have the personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies they need to care for their patients....

13:23
Facing unprecedented catastrophic losses due to a more than 80 percent reduction in parking demand, the nation's parking industry has requested that Congress and the White House provide immediate financial relief.   The parking industry generates...

10:00
"The world isn't getting better, but technology is," words spoken not by leaders but by an astute 9-year-old. The truth of that is like a thunderclap. Business innovation makes constant advancements, but oftentimes it's at the sacrifice of humane...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas wants an immediate meeting with provincial government officials and the chief medical officer of health to address the growing crisis that COVID-19 poses to corrections workers and inmates. The pandemic is...

04:00
The economic impact of 2019-nCoV, or novel coronavirus 2019, could plunge Seton Youth Shelters into an unprecedented financial crisis threatening its ability to continue operations. Seton Youth Shelters has been an indispensable resource for the...


21 march 2020

22:22
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas wants an immediate meeting with provincial government officials and the chief medical officer of health to address the growing crisis that COVID-19 poses to corrections workers and inmates. The pandemic is...

19:03
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is calling for St. Mary's General Hospital to work collaboratively with ONA Local leaders and its front-line workers to expedite COVID-19 testing and support more than 50 nurses who have been exposed to the...

19:02
Today, the Alliance to Fight the 40|Don't Tax My Health Care, a broad-based coalition that successfully led the advocacy effort to repeal the 40% tax on employer-provided health benefits known as the "Cadillac Tax," announced a new effort with the...

15:23
Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley sent a letter to Governor Whitmer on Friday, March 20, recommending against a "Stay at Home" or "Shelter in Place" Executive Order that starts from the premise that most, if not all, 877,000 businesses in...

14:53
With a lack of hospital capacity and long-term beds at a crisis point due to pre-existing pressures amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is urging the Ford government to look for creative ways to combat the spread of...

12:34
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the U.S. airlines, today issued a letter from leading airline CEOs ? both passenger and cargo ? urging Congress to move swiftly to pass a bipartisan bill with worker payroll protections...

11:00
The health, safety and well-being of our workers, their families and friends, and the communities we operate in is the top priority of the more than 20,000 member firms of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). This has never been more true...

09:05
The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, issued the following statement in support of the Canadian workers: "Canada is facing an unprecedented situation with COVID-19. Canadians are responding and supporting one another through these...

09:00
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: "Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we reflect on the progress...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on Premier Doug Ford to act immediately and decisively to ensure frontline health care and emergency workers have the proper protective gear to shield them from COVID-19. "Our frontline workers,...


20 march 2020

20:56
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on Premier Doug Ford to act immediately and decisively to ensure frontline health care and emergency workers have the proper protective gear to shield them from COVID-19. "Our frontline workers,...

18:16
Alcohol Justice is reporting that Mexicali Resiste and organized Mexicali residents will demonstrate opposition based upon corruption and human rights violations to the "consultation" vote on whether the U.S.-based alcohol corporation Constellation...

17:58
A nonprofit coalition comprising Easterseals, Caring Across Generations, Justice in Aging and The Arc of the United States today announced a formal request to Congress to incorporate provisions for caregivers in its recently passed "Families First...

17:45
The National Federation of the Blind, America's civil rights organization of the blind, today expressed its absolute opposition to any proposal in COVID-19 emergency legislation, or any other legislative or regulatory action, that would undermine the...

16:27
The United Steelworkers (USW) today called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act a good first step in the effort to contain the disease and support struggling workers, but said that more action is needed to protect the health and economic...

16:26
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) welcomes the Government of Canada's decision to mobilize businesses and manufacturers to urgently produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies needed to combat COVID-19. The action...

15:58
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just released his latest draft legislation on COVID-19 response, commonly referred to as Stimulus Bill #3. While it includes some funding for Community Health Centers ? $1.32 Billion, it does not include the...

15:44
The three-and-a-half-month lockout at the Co-op Refinery will end soon if Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) accepts the independent mediator's recommendations, says Unifor. "To be clear, our committee is not thrilled with the final report and the...

13:55
A cross-sector group of 88 organizations from the mental health and substance misuse, public health and patient-advocacy sectors are jointly calling on the Trump Administration and Congress to address the immediate and long term mental health and...

13:05
Women and men in the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario praised the Federal Government's announcement on Wednesday of an $82 billion support package for the Canadian economy to address the COVID-19 crisis. "We're thankful for the leadership of...

12:36
The coronavirus pandemic is stalling the global economy, impairing businesses, and changing how we go about our daily lives. Its impact is multiplying, and the effects reach far beyond this year's balance sheets....

12:16
An advocacy group battling against the explosion of illegal gambling across Pennsylvania is calling for an immediate shutdown of so-called 'games of skill' due to public health concerns related to spread of Coronavirus. The unregulated and illegal...

10:37
Amidst uncertain times caused by COVID-19, Ontario VQA wineries are doing their part to support social distancing by making it easier for Ontario residents to shop local without leaving home. Most wineries have made the difficult but necessary...