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Uber-Backed California Ballot Initiative “Would Create a Permanent Underclass of Workers” 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
The California ballot measure backed by Uber, Lyft, and Doordash and slated to appear on the ballot this November would exempt gig companies from a new law tightening the rules on who is and isn’t a contractor. Proposition 22 would also “create a permanent underclass of workers,” according to a new report by the Partnership for […]
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Workers across US plan to stage mass walkout in ‘Strike for Black Lives’ on July 20 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job July 20.
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Schools, Daycare, and COVID-19 4.7.2020 Outside the Beltway
The emotional and economic impact of the pandemic is hitting women especially hard.
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How North Carolina Transformed Itself Into the Worst State to Be Unemployed 2.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. By March, when the coronavirus began accelerating through the United States, Shawn Hill-Watkins had been working as a cashier at a Food Lion supermarket […]
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Column: Farewell to USC's Ed Kleinbard, 68, a peerless champion of the public interest 1.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Ed Kleinbard knew more about taxation than almost anyone and put it to work for the public interest.

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How coronavirus could wipe out two decades of progress in the war against child labor 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Experts warn the pandemic could force millions of children worldwide out of school and into the work force, exposing them to stress and exploitation.

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How North Carolina transformed itself into the worst state to be unemployed 30.6.2020 Raw Story
By March, when the coronavirus began accelerating through the United States, Shawn Hill-Watkins had been working as a cashier at a Food Lion supermarket in High Point, North Carolina, for seven months, taking three buses to work and back each day. She couldn’t afford the groceries she was ringing up for customers, but she had […]
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To Achieve A New New Deal, Democrats Must Learn From The Old One 29.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Franklin Roosevelt and other administration officials visit a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp during the New Deal. Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images Edwin Amenta , University of California, Irvine As the United States reels from the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide anti-racism protests, pundits from both sides of the political aisle have speculated that a new New Deal is in the offing. It could happen. Crises, after all, often produce social policy gains, and the similarities between the 1930s and today are hard to ...
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California's unemployment agency targeted for audit as criticism grows 27.6.2020 LA Times: Business

California's unemployment agency is facing a barrage of bipartisan criticism from lawmakers over continuing delays in approving jobless claims.

To achieve a new New Deal, Democrats must learn from the old one 26.6.2020 Raw Story
As the United States reels from the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide anti-racism protests, pundits from both sides of the political aisle have speculated that a new New Deal is in the offing. It could happen. Crises, after all, often produce social policy gains, and the similarities between the 1930s and today are hard to ignore. […]
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Racism is an essential tool for maintaining the capitalist order 24.6.2020 Raw Story
U.S. capitalism survived because it found a solution to the basic problem of its instability, its business cycles. Since capitalism never could end cyclical downturns and their awful effects, its survival required making those effects somehow socially tolerable. Systemic racism survived in the post-Civil War United States partly because it helped to achieve that tolerability. […]
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Poverty Is Expected To Rise After CARES Act Relief Expires 23.6.2020 Crooks Liars
The rise in poverty many economists projected as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been largely avoided, capped by the relief bills passed in March, two new studies posit . But the one time payment of $1,200 per person was just one time, and the extra assistance in unemployment benefits, as well as their extension to contract and gig workers, ends at the end of July with no apparent intention on the part of Mitch McConnell and the Republican Senate to extend it. Not everyone has avoided destitution, the studies point out, and many people have experienced food insecurity and homelessness in the long delays before assistance reached them. Others have been excluded because they don't qualify, particularly undocumented workers even if they have American children. But, says Zachary Parolin, with Columbia University's team forecasting this year's poverty rate, "Right now, the safety net is doing what it’s supposed to do for most families—helping them secure a minimally decent life. […] Given the ...
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‘Poverty is a policy choice’: Studies detail how poorest saved by COVID-19 stimulus—and why more is needed 23.6.2020 Raw Story
“When you look at the size of the government response, it makes sense.” Two separate studies released Sunday show that U.S. government economic stimulus efforts aimed at offsetting the financial pain of the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns helped alleviate poverty in the country, sparking calls for further federal rescue programs to continue the relief. “Poverty is […]
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Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 370 ways Donald Trump failed to keep us safe from the coronavirus 22.6.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the […]
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The GOP Is Getting Back to Business as Usual — Trying to Gut Social Programs 20.6.2020 Truthout.com
The GOP Is Getting Back to Business as Usual — Trying to Gut Social Programs
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Global Health Experts Alarmed at Signs US Has “Given Up” Fight Against COVID-19 20.6.2020 Truthout.com
Global Health Experts Alarmed at Signs US Has “Given Up” Fight Against COVID-19
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‘Heartbreaking,’ say global experts, alarmed at signs US has ‘given up’ fight to stop COVID-19 20.6.2020 Raw Story
“I can’t imagine what it must be like having to go to work knowing it”s unsafe,” said one expert in New Zealand. “It’s hard to see how this ends.” Global public health experts are looking on in “alarm and disbelief” as the U.S. economy reopens even as Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise in a […]
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Life On Welfare Isn’t What Most People Think 15.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Tom Mould , Butler University When Americans talk about people receiving public assistance – food stamps, disability, unemployment payments and other government help – they often have stereotypes and inaccurate perceptions of who those people are and what their lives are like. Statistics can help clarify the picture by challenging false stereotypes of undeserving people gaming the system, but people’s stories about their own experiences can be more memorable and therefore more effective in changing minds. As an anthropologist and folklorist seeking to better understand life on public assistance, I have worked with a team of researchers in North Carolina over the past seven years, recording stories people tell about welfare in America. We’ve talked to more than 150 people and recorded over 1,200 stories and found that the stories people tell about aid recipients rarely match up with the stories told by people actually receiving ...
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Coronavirus disparity, George Floyd protests spotlight chronic economic racial gap: Black Americans have 10 cents in wealth for every $1 whites own 9.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Despite big pledges and high hopes, economic progress has come slowly, if at all, for black America. African Americans still earn barely 60 cents for every $1 in white income.
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Students and Staff Oppose COVID-Inspired Disaster Capitalism on US Campuses 8.6.2020 Truthout.com
Faculty and students are fighting a crisis they say has been exacerbated but was not caused by the ...
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