The Daily Populous

Saturday June 20th, 2020 night edition

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The International Trade Union Confederation's world map showing its rankings of the best and worst countries for working people includes a noticeable difference between the U.S. and other wealthy countries.

What are the 10 worst countries for workers in the ?Find out in the 2020 #RightsIndex. — ITUC (@ituc) June 18, 2020.

Denmark, Finland, Norway, Uruguay, and Iceland were among those found to have the fewest violations.

The company has also come under fire for ending its paid sick leave policy in May, refusing to extend the benefit to fulfillment center workers.

Around the world, the ITUC found that violations of workers' rights are at a seven year high.

"The breakdown of the social contract is exposed in the 2020 ITUC Global Rights Index," the report reads. »

Petition underway to rename Columbus, Ohio, 'Flavortown' as city removes Christopher Columbus statue

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As Columbus, Ohio’s mayor announced that the city’s statue of Christopher Columbus will come down, a petition is circulating to rename the city “Flavortown.”.

The Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus’ City Hall is one of several across the country that are slated to come down.

A separate statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, will come down from the center of Columbus State Community College's campus. »

Kid Rock’s Nashville Bar Loses Beer Permit Over COVID Violations

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Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk and Rock & Roll Steakhouse will have its permit to sell beer suspended for five days after the Nashville venue served patrons at its bar — a violation of the city’s active public-health emergency order.

A photo taken last weekend inside the subtly named entertainment venue, which is co-owned by Nashville businessman Steve Smith, showed a packed bar and no masks from most customers or servers.

The temporary suspension of the beer permit was a result of a later inspection. »

American Airlines Bans Conservative Activist Who Refused to Wear a Mask

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A conservative activist who is an ardent supporter of President Trump was barred by American Airlines on Thursday, one day after he was removed from a flight from La Guardia Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after he refused to wear a mask.

The passenger, Brandon Straka, recorded his exchange with an airline employee on Wednesday after boarding the plane and shared it with several media outlets.

In the video, the employee referred to an American Airlines policy that requires all passengers and crew members to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. »

Police officers shoot and kill Los Angeles security guard: 'He ran because he was scared'

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Police officers shoot and kill Los Angeles security guard: 'He ran because he was scared'.

After sheriff’s deputies chased and shot dead a security guard at an auto repairs shop in Los Angeles on Thursday evening, family members have identified the dead man to local media as Andres Guardado, 18.

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