Asia and the Pacific Islands: Pandemic’s disproportionate impact on transgender people should be “wake-up call” to governments

The dire state of transgender people’s rights to healthcare, housing, and employment in Asia and the Pacific Islands worsened at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Amnesty International said today. The organization is calling for governments in the region – and world over – to ensure lessons are learned so transgender people are not left […] The post Asia and the Pacific Islands: Pandemic’s disproportionate impact on transgender people should be “wake-up call” to governments appeared first on Amnesty International.

Apple Workers in Oklahoma City Vote to Unionize Second US Store

The labor movement sweeping the United States notched another win Friday when workers in Oklahoma City voted to become the second unionized Apple Store in the nation, following the first victory in Maryland earlier this year. Citing a preliminary tally from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), CNN reported that 88 of 95 workers at the Penn Square Mall store weighed in, and 56 of them—or 64%—voted to be represented by Communication Workers of America (CWA). “We felt like we had the majority support, and as long a people got out and cast their vote, we would win,” Leigha Briscoe,…