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2 may 2020

14:06
SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, mourns the loss of our third member in less than three weeks as a result of COVID-19 and extend our deepest sympathies to her family, as well as her union...

13:02
In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As of Saturday, May 2, there are 55,572 COVID-19 cases and, sadly, 3,446 deaths. We have completed tests...

12:05
In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As of Saturday, May 2, there are 59,408 COVID-19 cases and, sadly, 3,446 deaths. We have completed tests...


1 may 2020

19:30
?The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®?were?shocked?that Gov. Tom Wolf today announced?the?majority of?the?state is still closed for in-person real estate transactions.? ...

17:38
The U.S. Lumber Coalition today expressed concern over recent announced and implied aid programs across Canada to benefit the Canadian Lumber industry.  The announcements of additional aid to Canadian producers are of particular concern in the...

17:21
In an effort to better protect the electric grid from attacks from foreign adversaries, President Trump today signed an Executive Order, "Securing the United States Bulk Power System," banning the purchase and installation of some equipment for power...

16:09
Foodora couriers are currently staging a safe, physically distanced protest at the headquarters of Foodora Canada.   WHERE: 579...

16:05
Amazon continues to lead in the global online retail market with soaring revenues in the first quarter reporting Thursday afternoon. The Seattle-based tech giant reported $5.01 earnings-per-share on revenues of nearly $75.5 billion, surpassing...

15:28
Open Letter to Governor Murphy from Dr. David R. Barile: Dear Governor Murphy: I am a Geriatrician in active practice in Princeton.  I am the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Goals of Care Coalition of NJ, a sixteen-member organization that...

14:34
Unifor locals from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia have marked International Workers' Day by making donations to local food banks across Western Canada. "Layoffs resulting from the pandemic means workers everywhere are hurting....

14:33
Members of Unifor Local 1999 working at Mr. Furnace have been served notice that they could be locked out of their jobs on Monday, in the midst of a public health and economic crisis. "It's a new low for labour relations to see an employer issue this...

13:30
MACHIPONGO, Va., May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ ? On May 4, animal advocates celebrate International Respect for Chickens Day. Launched by United Poultry Concerns in 2005, International Respect for Chickens Day celebrates chickens throughout the world and...

11:57
The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) submitted this morning the collective position of our nine member boards on the reopening of schools to the Minister of Education. Our nine English school boards maintain that their priority is and...

11:38
Amid a worldwide fight against the novel coronavirus, the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute are joining people around the globe in commemorating World Press Freedom Day on May 3. ...

10:34
While Canadians are doing things differently this spring and summer, the threat of wildfire is constant. FireSmart Canada and its partners will recognize Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 2, through social media and other platforms. But...

08:39
Former Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, a long-time Morningside homeowner and civic leader, has been endorsed by the Asian American Advocacy Fund. In making the endorsement, the AAAF notes, "(we are) excited to highlight our endorsement for Alex...

07:30
The Bank of Canada (BoC) must "keep innovating" to help governments support jobs, protect public services, and address critical spending challenges through the COVID-19 era and beyond, says a new policy paper from the Canadian Centre for Policy...

07:30
Laramide notes that on April 23, 2020, the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) released a report entitled "Restoring America's Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage ? A strategy to assure U.S. National Security." This Report was prepared in response to an...

05:00
The Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT) is denouncing the Ministry of Education's (MEES) lack of a plan to re-open schools that properly takes the safety of everyone into account and is repeating its view that school buildings should...


30 april 2020

19:33
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) issued an open letter today to Premiers across the country to draw attention to the urgent need for an immediate moratorium on commercial evictions and distress actions such as changing locks and seizing inventory. The...

18:01
Statement attributable to:Carmen L. Wiley, PhDPresident, American Association for Clinical Chemistry "We share the FDA's goal of expanding access to critical COVID-19 testing and encourage the agency to continue using its full authority to ensure...

17:49
WHAT: A National VIRTUAL Town Hall Addressing Our Response to COVID-19 and the African American Community Health Access Economic Effects of the Pandemic Protecting of Vulnerable Populations International and Global Concerns of the Pandemic The CARES...

17:24
In a blistering Op-Ed released today, the President of the organization representing tens of thousands of workers in Washington State slammed the Trump Administration's decision to sign an executive order forcing meatpacking plants to reopen despite...

15:48
State and federal officials have worked in tandem with scientists and public health officials for an unprecedented shut down of much of the country to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 disease this spring. One advocacy group is warning the...

14:43
The survivors of medical negligence behind a California ballot measure to adjust California's 45-year-old cap on quality of life and survivor damages announced today that they will be pushing the vote to 2022, says Consumer Watchdog Campaign....

14:38
Environment and Climate Change Canada is the 2019 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the federal category....

13:07
Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) released data today that shows the dire impact of COVID-19 on substance abuse services and the people struggling with addiction. More than 49,000 people receive treatment in NC each day. Another...

12:02
With schools closed across the country, the Collaborative for Student Success surveyed more than 5,500 teachers, administrators, policymakers, and education advocates from every state on how to address the loss of classroom instruction caused by...

11:36
When the COVID-19 pandemic ruthlessly takes away American lives and damages our economy, Chinese Americans have joined the fight like many other patriotic citizens.  Driven by our love to America, Chinese Americans nationwide have united to...

11:29
Following weeks of refusal by the Delaware State Department of Correction (DOC) to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) ? including facemasks ? to inmates today, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) denounced the state for rejecting...

11:22
Businesses that refuse to accept cash as a way to lower coronavirus transmission risks are acting contrary to the best available scientific evidence, according to a statement released today by the Consumer Choice in Payment Coalition (CCPC). The CCPC...

10:48
Compassion & Choices has sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Alex Azar urging him to rescind a new, but little-known waiver of a federal law requiring hospitals and other healthcare facilities to inform patients of their legal...

10:06
The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Stephanie Quinn, AAFP's director of government relations, will become senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy, effective June 1, 2020. Quinn succeeds Shawn...

09:57
"Our administrators have no understanding of what these COVID patients need, and have no idea what it is like to be responsible for these patients, knowing they are not receiving the care and attention they need at the worst time in their lives,"...

09:57
A bipartisan coalition mostly made up of former government officials is promoting a $46 billion plan to "reopen the economy." In a letter sent to congressional leaders, the coalition wrote that the key is to "test, trace, and self-isolate." The plan...

09:51
In a shocking display of disregard for First Amendment protections afforded all Americans, the leadership of popular social media platforms used by millions each day for news and opinions have announced a ban on certain users?and the removal of their...

09:12
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that a federal court has granted Region Six of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) an injunction ordering Jersey Shore Steel to recognize and bargain in good faith with USW Local 4907-04, reinstate three...

09:10
Today, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), the world's leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research, announced the launch of a new resource geared at raising awareness of the benefits of...

08:51
Progressive Insurance Company is stepping up to help members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) keep their sales pipelines filled during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a substantial donation, Progressive...

08:30
One organ and tissue donor can impact as many as 75 people, including burn victims, breast cancer survivors and those waiting for life-saving organ transplants. In recognition of National Donate Life Month in April, Superior is proud to partner with...

07:45
With mounting evidence demonstrating the connection between COVID-19 and stroke, it's more critical than to call 9-1-1 right for signs of stroke, according to leading stroke surgeons who are kicking off National Stroke Awareness Month with a plea for...

01:49
American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global advocacy organization, praised Germany's decision today to ban Hezbollah's activities on the country's soil, determining that the organization in its entirety is engaged in terrorist activity. The...


29 april 2020

21:01
The more than 6,000 members of OPSEU's Boards of Education Division and affiliate union ERFP have completed voting on whether to ratify a new collective agreement and the results will be released next week. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the...

18:00
Nationally-renowned economists Dr. Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore, both members of President Donald J. Trump's Economic Recovery Task Force, today released a study predicting a swift economic recovery if states reopen quickly.  "We are advising...

17:02
While the coronavirus pandemic and the hits to the economy are frightening, much of the United States is coming together and finding ways to support each other and frontline, essential workers. Many employers, including Keurig Dr Pepper and Pepsi ,...

16:20
The Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association (GNJMA) has issued an urgent call for help to the federal government to provide the motorcoach, tour and travel industry with COVID-19 stimulus funding, including $10 billion in grants-in-aid, $5 billion...

16:01
Whether working long hours treating COVID-19 patients, worrying about staying healthy, keeping their loved ones safe or simply trying to make ends meet, emergency nurses have faced ? and stepped up to meet ? many challenges during this ongoing public...

15:16
Conservation groups today challenged in federal court the administration's effort to gut clean water protections from wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans and 32 million people in the South, or seven out of...

15:00
Unifor welcomes the Ontario government's announcement today that it will expand access to emergency child care for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. "In this pandemic, we've seen how crucial access to child care truly is to make it...

14:42
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers alleges that Foodora Canada and its parent company Delivery Hero are breaking several sections of Ontario labour law, by closing down in order to defeat a union organizing drive. The unfair labour practices...