Thursday April 2, 2020
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BY Michela Martinazzi | New York, NY | 4/01/20
his past week reports poured in as New York City opened and built several new medical support structures to aid the overwhelmed city hospital network.
BY staff | Portland, OR | 3/21/20
The Portland Rent Freeze Coalition, made up of concerned people and progressive organizations, disrupted a COVID-19 response press conference on March 17 here in Portland to demand that all rent payments due during the statewide shutdown be cancelled.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 3/20/20
On Thursday, March 19, the Department of Labor reported a surge of applications for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits as the COVID-19 pandemic began to bite into the economy.
BY Bryn Dayton | Salt Lake City, UT | 1/10/20
The Trump administration rang in the New Year by putting millions of lives at risk with the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and threatening a war with Iran.
BY Zachary Schultz | Tallahassee, FL | 11/12/19
Tallahassee’s public housing tenant association is claiming that plans to redevelop Orange Avenue Apartments, the largest public housing community in the city, will result in displacement and that those plans proceeded without resident participation.
BY Zachary Schultz | Tallahassee, FL | 11/05/19
November 5 marked the due date for 2019 applications to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.
BY staff | Jacksonville, FL | 7/24/19
On July 22, around 100 members of the local Puerto Rican community rallied in front of the Duval County Courthouse demanding #RickyRenunica
BY Staff | Rohm and Haas Texas Inc | 4/25/19
On April 22, the United Steelworkers (USW) condemned Rohm and Haas Texas Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company, after the company made the decision to lock out more than 200 workers at its plant in Deer Park, Texas.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 4/24/19
On April 21, the Trustees of Social Security and Medicare released their annual report. The report includes a projection that the Social Security benefits will be greater than income next year for the first time since 1982. The Social Security trust fund, which has grown to almost $3 trillion, will start to be tapped for the first time.
BY Staff | Holoke | 4/19/19
On the sixth day of an ongoing strike, a picket line of 40 workers, union families, and supporters faced a sparse parking lot at the Lincoln Street Stop & Shop in Holyoke. The strike was called by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) earlier this week in response to Stop & Shop's efforts to strongarm severe cuts within the proposed contract. According to Local 1459, these cuts include a shift to 401K away from pensions, inadequate wage compensation and attacks on the health benefits of workers.
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