Monthly Archives: June 2020

Minnesota Legislature Still Has a Long To-Do List

From MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE: Days have passed since negotiations broke down last weekend at the Minnesota Legislature and, regrettably, not much has changed. The Senate and House failed to reach agreement on bills before the Senate adjourned and there is, as yet, no set date for another special session. And yet the work – important work […]

Workforce Boards Schedule First of its Kind Statewide Drive-Thru Job Fair

“Despite the staggering economic impacts of COVID in Wisconsin, there are still many employers looking to fill jobs,” said Caleb Frostman, Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development. “We are grateful to our staff and great workforce board partners around the state for delivering innovative, effective virtual job services since COVID hit. We appreciate this […]

Illinois Governor Releases Phase IV Guidelines for Businesses & Industries

This morning, Governor Pritzker released the Phase 4 guidelines that will take effect on Friday, June 26. The IMA has been working with the Governor’s Administration and the Chicago Mayor’s Office during the past few weeks to ensure that the manufacturing sector is represented in these reopening discussions. All manufacturing was permitted to operate under Phase […]

As Processing Plants Reopen, More Meat For Americans To Eat

The faster-than-expected recovery in slaughter production has almost neutralized the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. meat supply, said the government on Thursday. The USDA estimated that Americans will consume an average of 220.2 pounds of red meat and poultry this year — more than half a pound a day apiece. At 220.2 […]

Plant-Based Meat Alternative Sales Experiencing Pandemic Boost

The coronavirus pandemic has given a big boost to sales of plant-based meat as consumers search for protein amid the current health crisis. While processing plants are now close to normal production, the meat sector struggled with the closure of plants and reduced production as thousands of employees became ill and dozens died of COVID-19. Some resulting price […]

U.S. Department of Labor Issues FAQs Regarding Use of Masks In The Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a series of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of masks in the workplace. These FAQs & Answers mark the latest guidance from OSHA addressing protective measures for workplaces during the coronavirus pandemic. This information is particularly useful now as […]