Workers in the apple-packing industry in Washington State’s Yakima Valley are not receiving sufficient protection from COVID-19, according to Edgar Franks, Political Director of the union Familias Unidas por la Justicia. The number of workers on strike has quadrupled in the past week, with workers demanding better protection.
How has voting changed? Elizabeth Howard, Counsel for The Brennan Center for Justice has studied that question in her “Ensuring Safe Elections Report”. Five times more people in Wisconsin voted by absentee ballot than the 2016 primary — which results in much additional cost the local and state government — funding which is not supported […]
Amanda Starbuck, Senior Food Researcher and Policy Analyst at Food and Water Watch talks about how the COVID crisis has shown how broken the U.S. food supply chain is. Corporate farms, consolidation of meat production into only a few companies, and using COVID as an excuse for more deregulation is showing the weak underbelly of […]
Workers at CUNA Mutual Group in Madison are circulating a petition as a part of a campaign to get changes to work rules, health and safety precautions, and job security due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Major points of the petition are guarantees of no lost wages due to sickness, quarantine, or childcare issues, and a […]
Wed 3/25/3030 We speak with Ticia Kelsey, LGBTQ Senior Advocate at Outreach’s LGBTQ 50+ Alliance. We discuss ways seniors can stay connected, find support, and other resources during COVID-19 quarantine. Stay happy, healthy, and may your toilet paper never run out.