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Dollar General hit with labor complaint over COVID-19 response

BY: - May 7, 2020

Dollar General is the subject of a federal unfair labor practices complaint filed by a former corporate employee who said the company has failed to keep its workers safe and pay them adequately during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Twitter thread on Tuesday evening, Daniel Stone, who worked as a marketing and planning analyst for […]

From hospital, Justice Ginsburg slams Trump birth control rules

BY: - May 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — Hospitalization for a gallbladder condition didn’t stop U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from assailing Trump administration’s birth control rules on Wednesday. Ginsburg, 87, was hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday night, but was animated as she participated in an oral argument via teleconference surrounding a Trump administration policy that allows […]

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Rural GOP leaders beg Gov. Lee to end all economic restrictions, completely reopen Tennessee

BY: - May 6, 2020

Eight rural county Republican Party organizations begged Gov. Bill Lee in an open letter this week to reopen the state’s economy and bring the legislature back into session immediately. The letter was from GOP groups in Maury, Lawrence, Giles, Marshall, Lincoln, Coffee, Perry and Wayne counties. Lee began a limited reopening of the economy on […]

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Abortion wars in Tennessee expand to new fronts during pandemic

BY: - May 6, 2020

A week after Gov. Bill Lee urged Tennessee schools to shut down, as an initial wave of coronavirus cases grew to 600, Tennessee Right to Life filed a little-noticed lawsuit against Planned Parenthood and the city of Knoxville. 

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Trump’s order to keep meat plants open imperils workers, critics say

BY: - May 6, 2020

Democratic senators are accusing President Donald Trump of putting workers at risk by ordering meat and poultry processors to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Senate Democrats are asking Trump to amend an executive order he signed last week, which declared meat plants to be “critical infrastructure” and ordered his administration to ensure that they […]

A second Tennessee Democratic Party veteran escapes being booted

BY: - May 6, 2020

On Monday, the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee held a three hour virtual meeting to vote on removing former State Sen. Bill Owen of Knoxville from his post as a member of the Democratic Committee. The charge? Owen, a lobbyist, has made numerous donations to Republican elected officials, including a 2019 contribution of $8,500 to […]