Arizona attorney general first to sue over Biden vaccine mandate on private businesses

BY: - September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Biden administration’s upcoming COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private companies with at least 100 employees, arguing that the federal requirement violates the U.S. Constitution. In the legal complaint, Brnovich argues that the vaccine mandate President Joe Biden announced last week violates the Equal Protection Clause, claiming […]

FL Legislature 2021: Working families caught between economic crisis and pandemic

BY: - February 10, 2021

The least-fortunate of Florida’s working families are in trouble, in ways that Florida lawmakers have never faced before. Few could have imagined the coronavirus pandemic would persist for over a year, with hundreds of thousands of Floridians still, or again, unemployed and struggling. Hundreds of thousands are at risk of being disconnected from utilities and/or […]

Unions hope workplace safety rules are coming soon: ‘Some of these workplaces are atrocious’

BY: - January 27, 2021

While top Florida lawmakers fast-track legislation to shield employers from COVID-19 lawsuits, unions that represent many of Florida’s 10 million workers say employees need their own protections on the job. “Some of these workplaces are atrocious. They’re not doing anything,” said Rebecca Reindel, national safety and health director with the AFL-CIO. “We’re 10 months into […]

Largo hospital refutes allegations from FL nurses about unsafe workplace conditions amid COVID-19

BY: - July 15, 2020

As registered nurses in Florida plan to protest Wednesday evening over unsafe workplace conditions and safety issues concerning patient care, the Largo Medical Center, among three hospitals listed in complaints, issued a statement refuting accusations. The National Nurses United, a nationwide union representing nurses, said in a press release that nurses “will gather in a […]

As economies reopen amid COVID-19, many employees fear returning to work. Will they be safe?

BY: - June 22, 2020

As millions of workplaces reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, employees from universities and corporations to restaurants and retail shops are likely afraid to go back to work and don’t know what to do about it. Labor advocates say most workers fear a perfect storm: exhausting their unemployment benefits, needing to return to work to pay […]