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After hard times for renters, cities and states pass dozens of new protections

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JJFarquitectos | iStock | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic brought unprecedented hardship to renters, at one point leaving as many as 40 million people at risk of losing their homes. That the situation got so bad, so quickly for tenants revealed long-lasting issues of housing instability in the U.S., caused......

Portugal bars companies from contacting employees off hours and requires other protections for remote work.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MADRID — Portugal is barring employers from contacting their staff outside their contracted working hours under a new law and from remotely monitoring their work, in one of the world’s boldest efforts to regulate the remote work that......

Tennessee legislature rolls back some COVID-19 protections

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil During a special session that stretched into early Saturday morning, the Tennessee legislature approved a rollback on some COVID-19 protections while agreeing to allow the exception for others. The Tennessee legislature passed a measure that would only allow mandating......

Labor unions push White House to add worker protections to Biden Covid vaccine mandate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden looks on as AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler speaks during an event in honor of labor unions on September 8, 2021 in the East Room of the White House at Washington, DC. Oliver Contreras | AP Some of......

House approves controversial short-term rental protections in overnight session

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here House lawmakers approved legislation in a 55-48 vote early Wednesday that would prohibit cities and townships from banning short-term rental housing in an overnight session. Last-minute changes to the bill do not appear to have wooed opponents of the measure. The......

Biden Administration Restores Bird Protections, Repealing Trump Rule

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday restored protections for migratory birds that were loosened under former President Donald J. Trump, a move celebrated by conservationists but expected to exacerbate tensions between the administration and the oil and gas industry. The move comes as some bird species have been disappearing......

New York City passes bills offering protections to food delivery workers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A delivery person for Doordash rides his bike in the rain during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 13, 2020. Carlo Allegri | Reuters Lawmakers in New York City......

Threats and Fear Cause Afghan Women’s Protections to Vanish Overnight

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here It took years for Women for Afghan Women to build up Afghanistan’s largest network of women’s protection services — 32 safe houses, family guidance centers and children’s homes in 14 provinces, growing by word of mouth and driven......

American, Alaska Air will end pay protections for unvaccinated staff if they contract Covid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters American Airlines and Alaska Airlines will no longer......

Biden supports end to wolf protections — here’s why activists are worried

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Last year, the Trump administration announced that the gray wolf would be removed from the list of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. Before gray wolves were protected by the act, the species was considered near extinction after......

Abandoned pet alligators find new life in Michigan sanctuary

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Abandoned pet alligators find new life in Michigan sanctuary – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Michigan’s Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary has become home to several alligators that were abandoned, abused or confiscated during drug raids. Charlie De Mar goes inside......

Biden to Restore Protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is expected to announce on Thursday that it will move forward with a plan to fully restore environmental protections to Tongass National Forest in Alaska, one of the world’s largest intact temperate rain forests. The protections had been stripped away by former President Donald J.......

Michigan petition seeking to expand bias protections short on signatures

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The state Bureau of Elections said Thursday a petition initiative seeking to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity had too few signatures.  The bureau recommended the Michigan Board of State Canvassers deny the certification of the......

CFPB beefs up protections for struggling homeowners, but will not ban foreclosures

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About 2 million homeowners are still in some type of mortgage forbearance amid the health and financial fallout brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. While the U.S. government extended the foreclosure moratorium through July 31, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau isn’t planning to put any further bans on foreclosures in......

Bishop: Will Catholic Dems support protections for babies who survive abortion?

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Robert Barron The Catholic bishops of the United States are facing a great deal of political pressure these days. We are told that we must pursue dialogue with those who disagree with the divine and natural law on the issue of abortion — or who agree privately as Catholic believers......

Eviction protections for renters will extend beyond June in these locations

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Ronel Remy, an organizer with City Life/Vida Urbana, speaks during a “Rally to Stop Evictions and Foreclosures” at the Boston Common Fountain in Boston on Oct. 11, 2020. Matthew J. Lee | Boston Globe | Getty Images Another way tenants may find themselves shielded from eviction is if they’ve applied......

Title IX Protections Extend to Transgender Students, Education Dept. Says

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Katie Rogers WASHINGTON — A year after the Supreme Court ruled that protections in the Civil Rights Act against discrimination in the workplace extended to gay and transgender people, the Education Department plans to say on Wednesday that it has interpreted the ruling to mean that those protections also extend......

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