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CDC, WHO provide coronavirus update

Along with its origin nation of China, COVID-19 illnesses, most of them associated with travel from Wuhan, also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States. Some person-to-person spread of this virus outside China has been detected. The United States reported the first confirmed instance of person-to-person spread with this virus on January 30, 2020. On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partner

We came, we lobbied, we won: USW members witness PROAct passage in House

Members from across the nation descended on our nation's Capitol to push for what's being called the most sweeping pro-union, pro-workers' rights legislation in a generation. The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Thursday to approve the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, and we were proud to be there to witness it. Now, the legislation is in the hands of the U.S. Senate. “Workers have the right to join together to improve their lives on the job, and the PRO Act will make sure that fundamental right is protected,” said USW International President Thomas M. Conway. “Too often, companies bully and intimidate workers to keep unions out and face little to no punishment, even in ca

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