Unions appear to be making a comeback as the Covid-19 economic crisis has emboldened workers and stirred up longstanding outrage over inequality and inadequate wages and benefits. Since Starbucks workers at stores in the Buffalo, N.Y., area petitioned to be represented by a union in August 2021, employees at about 250 Starbucks stores in 30 states have launched organizing drives. Workers at a store in Mesa, Arizona, voted in to unionize in mid-March.
Source: A Labor Rebirth? | Portside
Researchers have shown a new compound delivered in a nasal spray is highly effective in preventing and treating COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant in mice. The researchers believe this is the first treatment of its kind proven to be effective against all COVID-19 variants of concern reported to date, including alpha, beta, gamma and delta.