Millions of people whose employment has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic are set to lose the benefits, which in many cases have been a crucial lifeline. Continue reading Senate Leaves Town as Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire
Nearly 400 Democratic delegates, and counting, have signed a pledge to oppose any party platform that does not include Medicare for All. Continue reading Hundreds of Democratic Delegates Demand Medicare for All be Included in Platform
Florida’s largest teachers union filed a lawsuit against the state government this week. Rank and file in unions in LA and Chicago are also strongly against premature physical opening. Continue reading Across the Country, Teachers Unions Lead Fight Against Opening Schools Prematurely
A new poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC news has found that 56% of voters believe US society to be racist.
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro did not take the results well. Continue reading Ben Shapiro ‘Devastated’ by Poll Showing Majority of Americans Say US Society is Racist
1/3 of companies paid out bonuses within 1 month of filing, and two 2/3 paid out bonuses within 6 months of filing.
This practice evades a 2005 law which bans companies from paying executive bonuses while in bankruptcy. Continue reading Dozens of Companies Pay Executive Bonuses Before Seeking Bankruptcy During Pandemic
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos smashed records on Monday adding $13 billion to his fortune in a single day. Continue reading Jeff Bezos Adds Record $13 Billion to Personal Net Worth in One Day
US Banks made a quick $10 billion processing the Small Business Administration’s Coronavirus relief loan program.
Banks made between 1%-5% in fees on each loan they processed for the program. Continue reading Banks Made Over $10 Billion in Two Weeks Processing Gov. Coronavirus Loans
A new survey by the International Trade Union Confederation finds that the U.S. ranks at the bottom of the list for worker’s rights among developed economies.
Labor violations are also at a seven year high globally, the ITUC finds. Continue reading Survey: U.S. Ranked Worst for Workers Rights Among Major Economies
Just 25% of respondents think capitalism is good for society, a JUST Capital and Harris Poll has found.
The remaining 75% either say capitalism needs reform, or is irredeemable. Continue reading Only 1 in 4 Americans Think Capitalism is Good for Society
At least four members of congress are confirmed to have received loans from the SBA’s paycheck protection program. It is unknown how many more members of congress could have also gotten loans. Some lawmakers who benefited also opposed legislation requiring lending transparency for the program. When congress approved half a trillion dollars for small business loans earlier this year, there was a scramble to apply. … Continue reading Members of Congress Revealed to have Benefited from Federal Small Business Loan Program