Tuesday October 26, 2021
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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 5/01/20
On Thursday, April 30, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that more than 3.8 million new claims for unemployment insurance or UI were filed in the previous week ending April 25.
BY Frank Chapman | Chicago, IL | 5/01/20
The headline in the Chicago Tribune Wednesday, April 19 blared: “Two charities have bailed scores of felony defendants out of Cook County Jail. Some were soon charged with new crimes.”
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 4/29/20
With the Minnesota governor’s stay-at-home order set to expire on May 4, and as COVID-19 cases are beginning to spike across the state, hundreds of Minnesotans are calling on Governor Tim Walz to resist the pressure from right-wing business groups and keep Minnesota closed until a time at which it is safe to reopen.
BY Sean Orr | Chicago, IL | 4/28/20
It is in a crisis like this that society is tested, that the strength of human organization must prove itself.
BY staff | Jacksonville, FL | 4/27/20
Around three dozen cars joined a Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC) protest on Friday evening, April 24, calling for a mass release of Duval County inmates in the overpopulated Duval County jail.
BY staff | Plymouth, MN | 4/26/20
AFSCME members from Local 2822 and other Hennepin County library and service center workers were out protesting for the second week in a row on Friday, April 24.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 4/24/20
On April 17, more than 60 cars, filled with union members and supporters, packed the parking lot outside the Ridgedale Library.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 4/24/20
On April 21 Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) had its most recent email-in for the University of South Florida (USF) to end unnecessary summer tuition fees.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 4/24/20
More than 4 million more Americans filed for Unemployment Insurance, or UI, benefits last week according to the latest Labor Department report on Thursday, April 23.
BY staff | Plymouth, MN | 4/24/20
Now Hennepin County union library and service center workers represented by AFSCME Local 2822 and supporters will be gathering at Plymouth Library parking lot, 15700 36th Ave N, Friday, April 24, 12:30 pm to press their demands to: end library curbside pick-up program until the spread of COVID-19 is better understood in Minnesota; end the DMV drive thru window at Maple Grove Licensing Service Center, and delay drop box service at service centers until workers can process motor vehicle transactions remotely.
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