/11.16.21 /IN THIS EDITION, YOU WILL FIND: The latest guidelines from the White House OSHA vaccine rules.Updates on "Striketober's" numerous picket lines and contract negotiations.
Supreme Court Blocks Covid-19 Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate for Workplaces but lets Medical Rule Stand
UFCW LOCAL UNIONS WITH MEMBERSHIP IN MASSACHUSETTS CALL FOR HAZARD PAY FOR FRONTLINE ESSENTIAL WORKERSThe$1.9trillionAmericanRescuePlanAct(ARP)signedintolaw inMarchincludes$350billiontostateandlocalgovernments. WithMassachusettssettoreceive$5.3billioninaid,Rhode Islandsettoreceive$1.6billionandConnecticuttoreceive$6 billion,lawmakersarepresentedwiththeopportunitytooffera portionofthesefundsaslongoverduehazardpayforessential workers.Thepandemichascontinuedtoexertbothamentaland physicaltollonfrontlineworkers.Whilecrowdgatheringswere prohibitedelsewhereandmillionsofworkerstransitionedto workremotely,essentialworkerscontinuedtoshowupeach day,increasingthelikelihoodofcontractingthevirusand spreadingittoalovedone.Essentialworkersfounditnearly impossibletoremainsociallydistancedfromcustomersand otherworkersaswell.Additionally,frontlineessentialworkers havesufferedfromgreaterlevelsofanxietyanddepression due to stresses of contracting COVID-19. (Source: R.I. AFL-CIO)Similar efforts are underway in Rhode Island.For the testimony given on the ARP State funding by Local 791 Director of Political & Legislative Affairs Peter Derouen.
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