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Effective Friday, September 4 at 5 p.m.: 

On Wednesday, September 2 leaders spoke via Zoom to the BMI leaders about COVID-19 and workplace protections.

The Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO asked Hogan in May to issue what’s known as an “emergency temporary standard” — new safety regula

SURVIVING UNEMPLOYMENT

HOW TO SURVIVE COVID-19: CDC GUIDELINES

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Below are resources and guidance for affiliate unions about the COVID-19 pandemic, and recommendations from your national/international unions to limit its impact on working families.

President Edwards' submitted a letter to Maryland legislators regarding labor's requests in managing COVID-19.  The letter addressed to Speaker Jones and Senate President Ferguson read as follows:

Luke Strong:  Unity and Hope

The power of unity and solidarity.  Video courtesy of affiliate union, USW District 8.

This election year, America faces interlocking crises—a global health crisis, economic collapse, and systemic racism. Even as we live in fear of disease and economic ruin, we have had to watch the on-camera murders of unarmed Black people by officers who have sworn to protect and serve us. So many of us have stood outside nursing homes and hospitals as our loved ones died inside, alone. In response, we are struggling with despair and asking, Dare we hope for profound change in our public life?

Rev. William Barber, who heads the nonprofit Repairers of the Breach and the Poor People’s Campaign, joined Richard Trumka, president of the country’s largest federation of unions, at the church to announce a formal partnership to work for social, racial and economic justice. Trumka said the labor movement honors the bombing’s four young victims: Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair. “But our debt to this community is greater than that,” he said.