Worker advocates file meat plants discrimination complaint

Several worker advocacy organizations have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that meat processing companies Tyson and JBS have engaged in racial discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint filed Wednesday alleges the companies adopted polices that violate a section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects […]

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Worker dies at SoFi Stadium with ‘signs of a health issue’

Another construction worker has died at SoFi Stadium, according to the joint venture overseeing the $5-billion project in Inglewood. The worker passed away at the job site just before 5 p.m. Tuesday after exhibiting “signs of a health issue.” “His co-workers promptly summoned help and an onsite EMT and local paramedics responded,” Turner-AECOM Hunt said […]

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Trump Administration Discloses $521.5 Billion in Virus Aid

© Bloomberg. A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves sets a table outside a restaurant in New York. Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration released details of almost 4.9 million loans to businesses – from sole proprietors to restaurant and hotel chains – under the federal government’s largest coronavirus relief program so […]

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Illinois announces 6 additional coronavirus deaths as downward trend continues

A worker checks in a Chicago resident at a COVID-19 testing site in June. | Scott Olson/Getty Images Sunday’s six deaths are the fewest announced on one day since March 25, at the start of the pandemic. Illinois health officials announced Sunday an additional six coronavirus deaths, the lowest one-day total since March 25. Sunday’s […]

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Amazon to spend $500 million in one-time employee bonuses

Amazon said it’s shelling out $500 million in one-time worker bonuses this month as pressure continues to mount on the online shopping giant to do more to protect and pay workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The bonuses will pay between $150 for part-time employees at its warehouses and Whole Foods stores and up to $3,000 […]

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China’s factory activity likely slowed in June on subdued global demand, Reuters poll shows

© Reuters. Worker wearing a face mask works on a production line manufacturing bicycle steel rim at a factory in Hangzhou, Zhejiang BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s factory activity likely grew for the fourth month June but the pace may be waning, as global demand stayed subdued while a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese capital […]

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Virus is taking big toll on farm county in Washington state

YAKIMA, Wash. — Fruit warehouse worker Armida Rivera says her days in Yakima County, Washington, are filled with the fear of getting the coronavirus. Sean Gilbert worries about the threat to his family’s century-old orchard business in the county. And Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is struggling to help the county at the heart of the […]

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China’s meat importers fret about delays as port runs virus tests

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Worker checks containers at a logistics center near Tianjin port 2/2 By Dominique Patton and Hallie Gu BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s meat importers fear clearing delays and a hit to demand after one of the country’s major ports began requiring coronavirus tests for all meat and seafood containers to prevent […]

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A Stimulus Backlash Delivers a Global Warning: Value Female Workers

SYDNEY, Australia — Shelley Duggan became an essential worker when Australia declared that her job at a suburban child care center must be preserved so that doctors and nurses would have a place to send their children during the coronavirus outbreak. Australia even made child care free, subsidizing wages and leading Ms. Duggan to believe […]

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Construction resumes at SoFi Stadium two days after worker dies from fall

Work resumed at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Monday, two days after a construction worker died after falling from the roof. The Los Angeles County coroner identified the victim as Juan Becerra, a 37-year-old ironworker from Brownsville, Texas. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at 11:10 a.m. Friday after falling an estimated 110 feet while […]

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Illinois announces 43 coronavirus deaths, 867 new cases

A health worker takes a swab sample for a coronavirus test last month in Harwood Heights. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The Sunday update brings the state’s pandemic case count to 127,757, although the rate has slowed significantly. Illinois recorded another 43 deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state’s pandemic death toll to 5,904. The […]

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SoFi Stadium construction worker falls and dies, halting work on the project

A construction worker died after falling at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Friday morning, and work on the $5-billion project has been temporarily stopped, according to the joint venture overseeing the project. One person briefed on the incident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, said the worker […]

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Ninth construction worker at SoFi Stadium tests positive for COVID-19

Another construction worker at SoFi Stadium has tested positive for COVID-19, the ninth known case of the illness among workers on the $5-billion development in Inglewood. According to an email sent to trade partners Tuesday by Turner-AECOM Hunt, the joint venture overseeing the project, the latest positive test result came from a person working on […]

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Australia central bank pins hope on quicker economic recovery after pandemic shutdown

© Reuters. A worker pushing a trolley walks with pedestrians past the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) head office in central Sydney By Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s central bank held rates at all-time lows on Tuesday and sounded less gloomy as the economy gradually re-opens during what is likely to be the worst […]

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Amazon suspends warehouse worker after he handed out union flyers

An Amazon warehouse worker says he was suspended after handing out flyers encouraging colleagues to join a union. John Hopkins’s account of his May 2 suspension from Amazon’s DSF4 facility in California is the latest example of the e-commerce giant allegedly cracking down on critics during the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon told Hopkins he was sidelined […]

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Pandemic or not, independent candidates deserve chance to get on Illinois ballot

A poll worker at the Su Nueva Lavanderia polling place in Chicago uses rubber gloves as she enters a ballot in the March 17, 2020, primary. | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Settle on a deadline quickly for submitting nominating petitions. Elections this fall will be tough enough to pull off. Illinois must get its election deadlines […]

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Vietnam’s growth to slow to 2.7% this year but rise to 7% in 2021: IMF

© Reuters. A worker arranges a steel structure at a construction site of a building in Hanoi HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s economic growth is seen slowing down to 2.7% this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but may pick up to 7% next year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday. The Southeast Asian […]

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Disney Disses, To Catch Kelly Cheating & Ravens Rendezvous – “Nightly Pop” 05/07/2020 | E! News

From Jason Derulo to Mariah Carey, this Disneyland worker spills all the celeb tea. Did Mark Consuelos catch Kelly Ripa in the act? Find out on "Nightly Pop"! #JasonDerulo #NightlyPop #ENews #MariahCarey # KellyRipa #MarkConsuelos Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Nightly Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/nightlypop About Nightly Pop: Morgan Stewart, Nina Parker and Hunter March dive […]

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Fourth Amazon warehouse worker dies from coronavirus

The coronavirus has reportedly killed a fourth Amazon warehouse worker as the e-commerce titan faces scrutiny over how it’s protecting employees. The staffer at a Chicago-area Amazon facility succumbed to COVID-19 on April 18, according to CNBC. Amazon learned the 50-year-old man had tested positive for the virus on March 24 but he had not […]

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The magic word for Detroit automakers is trucks

2/2 © Reuters. sbFILE PHOTO: Worker cleans Ford pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan 2/2 By Ben Klayman and Joseph White DETROIT (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic brought the U.S. auto industry to its knees, but Americans’ love affair with beefy pickup trucks is helping the Detroit automakers get […]

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China April exports, imports set to plummet as virus crushes global demand: Reuters poll

© Reuters. Worker with a face mask works next to containers at a port after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and China’s epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s exports and imports are expected to record double-digit declines in April after a tentative recovery in […]

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European freight players turn to railways to speed up supplies from China

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Worker is seen next to Maersk shipping containers at a logistics center near Tianjin por LONDON/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Transporters including Denmark’s Maersk (CO:) are increasingly moving critical medical equipment to Europe from China by rail as air and sea cargoes struggle with lockdowns due to the coronavirus, companies involved say. Continued […]

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21-Year-Old Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Indianapolis Postal Worker

The police have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a postal worker in Indianapolis who was gunned down on Monday while she delivered mail, officials said Wednesday. The postal worker, Angela Summers, 45, was shot just before 4 p.m. at 422 N Denny Street in east Indianapolis, according to the […]

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