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
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 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
A new report by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has found that US billionaire’s wealth as a group has increased by over half a trillion dollars.
This figure represents a 19% increase over the period since March. Continue reading Report: US Billionaire’s Wealth Has Increased by over Half a Trillion During Covid-19 Pandemic
New startling data reveal than just 29% of the unemployed in the U.S. received benefits in the month of March. Payment rates varied among states. In the worst state, Florida, only 7.6% of claimants received benefits. Continue reading Study: Less than 1/3 of Unemployed Americans Received Benefits in March
Disney has cut pay for 100,000 in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. Abigail Disney, grand-niece of founder Walt Disney, publicly criticized the move. A $1.5 billion dividend package for investors and executives will be left intact. Continue reading “WHAT THE ACTUAL F***??” Abigail Disney calls out Disney for Cutting Pay for 100,000 Workers
This is the fifth historic week for unemployment numbers, bringing the total to 26.5 million since March 14th. Continue reading Additional 4.4 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment This Week
New data show that nearly 1/3 of U.S. renters did not pay rent for the month of April.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage economic life for workers in the U.S. Continue reading Nearly 1/3 of Renters Did Not Pay Rent in April
22 million people, or 13.5% of the entire U.S. workforce has filed for unemployment in the last month. Continue reading 22 Million People Have Filed For Unemployment in the Last Month
This figure corresponds to 2% of all U.S. workers — 1 in 50. Continue reading 3.3 Million U.S. Workers Filed For Unemployment Last Week, Obliterating Previous Record