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By JOANN MULLER

With states reopening for business and millions of people heading back to work, the nation's largest labor organization is demanding the federal government do more to protect workers from contracting the coronavirus on the job.

UFCW Local 1473 members are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic keeping our grocery stores stocked and our meat processed and food produced to keep our food supply strong.

UFCW Local 1473 members have started a petition to implement and enforce CDC and OSHA “Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers Guidance” issued on April 26, 2020.

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this. 

New York, N.Y. (May 12, 2020) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, today announced its successful purchase and distribution of 20,000 N-95 respirator masks to front-line members across the United States. Additional masks have been procured and will be distributed in the coming weeks.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmed by the flood of news stories and commentary about the coronavirus pandemic? Who isn't? For the duration of the crisis, we're going to add two features to the website, "COVID-19 News" and a regular roundup of breaking news stories. Most of our coverage will focus on how the pandemic is affecting Kentuckians, especially union members and their families. We will regularly update "COVID 19 News" at the top of the page.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmed by the flood of news stories and commentary about the coronavirus pandemic? Who isn't? For the duration of the crisis, we're going to add two features to the website, "COVID-19 News" and a regular roundup of breaking news stories. Most of our coverage will focus on how the pandemic is affecting Kentuckians, especially union members and their families. We will regularly update "COVID 19 News" at the top of the page.

There are members of both parties who believe the president has the ability to defy the normal rules of politics. That view ignores electoral trends of recent years.

By JONATHAN MARTIN

The Atlantic’s supercut compares Donald Trump’s comments on the coronavirus outbreak to those of his counterparts worldwide.

By LEE MORAN

H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, includes an emergency workplace infectious disease standard; gives aid for state and local governments, public schools, the U.S.