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‘Women are the Essential Workers’: Mississippi Senate Labor Committee to Revisit Equal Pay Issue 

Mississippi is the only state in the union with no equal pay law, but the Mississippi Senate’s Labor Committee took up the issue once again on Sept. 29, hosting a public meeting where the committee heard from advocates for pay equity, who all agreed that Mississippi’s conspicuous lack of a law to protect half of its workforce was damning.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters, Flu Shots Available As October Starts

Booster doses are now available for many vaccinated Mississippians, providing an extra barrier against transmission of the virus for those vaccinated at the beginning of the year. But health-care professionals are also encouraging Mississippians to remember their flu shots as flu season approaches.

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Crisis Averted: Jackson Mayor, Council Allow Waste Management Six Months of Trash Pickup

Waste Management Inc. will continue to pick up trash for six more months with the City going through another round of contract procurement during that period, ending a standoff between Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and the Jackson City Council, at least for now. Today, the city council decided to dismiss the case it had brought on Monday, Sept. 27, and provide a service continuity after the current Waste Management contract lapses at midnight tonight.

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Mayor vs. City Council: Jackson Garbage Dispute In Court Thursday As Contract Ends

Due to disagreement between Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and the Jackson City Council, the fate of garbage collection in Mississippi’s capital city is still uncertain just one day before the current contract expires. The Jackson City Council and Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba are to appear before Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Tiffany Grove on Thursday, Sept. 30.

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