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Postal workers are keeping our country moving and US economy working for us during this time of crisis - getting prescriptions delivered to people sheltering in place, making e-commerce possi

On May 13, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan  announced the beginning of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which includes moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home publ

FYI:  60 Minutes did a segment on this on Sunday.  Hopefully, New York can get them organized at their facility and start a trend in the country.

On May 13, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Mayor’s Order #2020-066 to extend the District’s public emergency and public health emergency and continue to require individuals to stay home through June 8, 2020.  See the full story here.

This is both serving to protect the workers and their families at home as well as to meet the high demand for products.  See the full story here

They now have more than 150 remote workers – all of whom are bargaining unit employees – making cloth masks. As of April 15, they have made over 2,374 masks and are still sewing. The masks are going to Navy personnel and the shipyard workforce. Each employee will have several cloth masks issued to them.

(Washington, D.C., April 21, 2020) —Today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka unveiled the safety conditions working people are demanding before the economy is reopened.  

We must do what the federal government has refused to: protect America’s workers,” said Trumka. “We should not be focusing on when we can reopen the economy but rather on how we should reopen it to ensure the health and safety of working people.”

1199SEIU and Airbnb have partnered to provide temporary alternative housing for their members who are on the front line and caring for COVID-19 patients.   Read the full story here