3 days ago

New study links Canadian farms to 64 COVID-19 outbreaks in 2020, most tied to greenhouses due to high humidity and indoor crowding at a time when masks were not routinely being used.

Canadian farm workers were classified as Essential Workers. 32% of Ontario farm workers worked in greenhouses.

#covid #FarmWorkers #EssentialWorkers #masks #ventilation #agriculture #greenhouse #canada #PPE #WorkerSafety

UnitingCare Australia
1 month ago

MEDIA RELEASE | UnitingCare Australia welcomes pay rise at last

UnitingCare Australia was the first national aged care body to publicly support a 25% pay rise for workers in March 2022.

We boldly costed the ask and put our support behind our workforce. We firmly believe that all Australians should be afforded the opportunity to age to their full potential.

Today’s significant announcement is all about the people – older people and their families, workers providing care, and the families who rely on those workers.

This overdue pay rise will go a long way toward dealing with the cost-of-living crisis the lowest paid workers are currently facing.

Read our full media release here:

#agedcare #careaboutagedcare #costoflivingcrisis #essentialworkers #auspol

MEDIA RELEASE It's time to care about aged care workers: UnitingCare Australia welcomes pay rise at last 

1 month ago

Montgomery County’s Celebration of ‘Public Works Week’ will include Paint the Plow Contest and Truck Day Event on Saturday May 20, 2023.

Event details can be found here ▶️
#transit #transitTooter #NPWW #maryland #truckday #free #montgomerycountymd #essentialworkers #highwayservices

The Progressive
1 month ago

With two more stores joining a wave of union elections, shoppers should know the fan-favorite grocery chain is not as progressive as its image.
@zacwhidby @TraderJoesUnite #Unions #Labor #Organizing #EssentialWorkers

1 month ago “In a cohort of #EssentialWorkers in the #UnitedStates previously infected with #SARSCoV2, risk factors for #reinfection included being #unvaccinated, #InfrequentMask use, time since first infection, and being non-Hispanic #Black. Protecting workers from reinfection requires a multipronged approach including up-to-date #vaccination, #mask use as recommended, and reduction in underlying #HealthDisparities.

🤘 The Metal Dog 🤘
2 months ago

QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Says He Took Side Job Building Houses In Early Days Of Pandemic
In a recent interview with Mike Hsu of the 100 FM The Pike radio station, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton confirmed that he took a side job building houses during the early days of the pandemic. He explained (as transcribed..

#Queensryche #MichaelWilton #pandemic #construction #sidejobs #homesecurity #essentialworkers #financialsecurity

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Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton recently revealed that he took a side job building houses during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wilton, who is also the frontman for the band Slik Helvetika, said that the band's income had declined significantly due to the pandemic, leading him to take a job building houses on the side. He also spoke about the importance of supporting local music venues, saying that without their support traditional rock bands like Queensryche will not survive.
Outi Leskinen
3 months ago

#kissantai #caturday

hotel resident cat 😻 #essentialworkers

cat sleeping in a basket on shelf of old-fashioned hotel reception
Louise Auerhahn
3 months ago

Workers at Good Sam Hospital, run by #HCA, are rallying to raise the alarm on short staffing. "74% of support staff at the hospital think they have insufficient time to attend to patients, while 66% reported delays or lack of patient care due to a shortage of staff."
#unions #healthcare #EssentialWorkers #SanJose

I was temporarily reassigned to a #NycDoe #REC for a week and a half, where we tried to provide educational help and daycare for kids whose parents were #EssentialWorkers and #FrontlineWorkers. It’s kind of a miracle I didn’t catch #COVID, since we still didn’t have masks. There were few enough cases that it wasn’t a concern, yet, that the virus could have been lurking in the building at the time.

Did you already register for today's hybrid #DiPLab seminar with ILO senior economist Janine Berg? Starting at 3:30PM CET, it will showcase ILO's upcoming flagship report on essential work & work from home in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. More info here👉 #work #futureofwork #flexiblework #EssentialWorkers #ilo #remotework #workfromhome #seminars #experttalk

solarpunk 2077🏴💖🌻
5 months ago

I want so badly to print out a sign that says "Masks Appreciated but not required!" and display it at my workplace (chain convenience store) but knowing my boss I think he'd be upset if I suggested this and take down the sign if I put it up anyway. But so many people are sick!! Many of my friends & family have COVID or flu, and lately I've been seeing many customers coming in MASKLESS to pick up NyQuil, cough drops, tissues, etc, coughing up a storm the whole time 🤔 #MaskUp #Covid #Flu #EssentialWorkers

Bob Jamieson
5 months ago

Petition: Upgrade the pay and status of carers

#carers #pay #essentialworkers

5 months ago

On this stormy day my gratitude goes out to hydro linesman braving the storm to restore my power. The snow plow drivers clearing the roads for the emergency workers. The health care workers who gave up being at home to care for others.
As Tracy Chapman sang ‘ I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.’
#WinterStorm #EssentialWorkers #gratitude #quotes

6 months ago

To all of the grocery store employees working this week in preparation for the holidays AND winter storm across America: THANK YOU.

I sincerely hope people are being unusually friendly, patient, and grateful. Please find time to care for yourselves too.

#holiday #Christmas #winter #winterstorm #BombCyclone #EssentialWorkers

6 months ago

Today in Labor History December 8, 2019: The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was confirmed in China. Today, there have been 6.6 million deaths worldwide, officially, but actual numbers may be ten times this high. In the US, over 1.1 million have died, officially, primarily seniors (90% of all Covid deaths are now occurring in people over 65), along with people with disabilities, people of color and low wage workers in so-called essential services, primarily food production, line cooks, and warehouse workers.

#covid #COVID19 #mortality #healthworker #workingclass #labor #disability #china #EssentialWorkers

Graph of health worker covid deaths by nation. From Statista.
Graph of nationalities of US health worker deaths from covid.
Problem Patient
6 months ago

If a #strike causes major disruption, that's not the fault of #labor.

Don't blame the #workers who want to have sick days during a #pandemic -- blame the #capitalists who decide that slightly more obscene profit is more important than the lives and livelihoods of our #EssentialWorkers . Blame the #RobberBarons who are willing to risk all of us in a radically unequal game of chicken.

This isn't on #labor. Support the #RailStrike and the #unions .

nhomie 🦣
6 months ago

I find it more than mildly infuriating to watch essential workers get pressured from all sides yet again.

115,000: The total number of workers affected by the negotiations, who won’t get additional sick leave if the deal is forced upon them by Congress

1: The number of days of sick leave allotted to rail workers in the tentative agreement, up from the current zero

From Quartz:

#WorkersRights #RailStrikes #EssentialWorkers

6 months ago

Who else has to work today?
#blackfriday is still Friday.

Porquerias | 1312 🏴🌵G@K
7 months ago

Nobody seems to give a shit about #essentialworkers and how we have #LongCovid and #PTSD from working getting y'all your food while people died around us & now it's literally millions of us in this situation looking for something we can actually do given that we are this fucked up

7 months ago


“We’re the ones that de-escalate situations to not have to call 911. We are worth more than having the same annual salary as a Seattle Police Department sign on bonus ($30,000).” #InvestintheCORE #EssentialWorkers


2 years ago

RT We are the only developed country in the world that didn't #CoverPayroll so its citizens could #StayAtHome & #StaySafe without worrying about being evicted during a deadly pandemic. #COVID19 #EssentialWorkers #DisposableWorkers #EvictionCrisis #EvictionMoratorium

Mises Institute [bot]
3 years ago

🔁 Mises Institute Retweeted:
Per Bylund @PerBylund

Consumers decide every day who are #EssentialWorkers by buying and not buying. That's how a market economy quickly adjusts to changes in what people deem important. To compare, politicians' categorization is comparatively arbitrary and value-unrelated, and therefore destructive.

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The Epoch Times [bot]
3 years ago

Sen. @EWarren and Rep. @RoKhanna announced a list of compensations they say #EssentialWorkers are entitled to because of the risk they are putting themselves in to provide for the public. …
#News #Warren

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