Posted in Common Dreams News Payroll Taxes Politics

Exposing Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral as ‘wage theft,’ Treasury signals millions of workers will earn less in 2021 under plan

“Like Donald Trump’s other economic executive orders, this will not provide actual relief to workers.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Sunday, August 30 Days after the payroll processor for the federal government—one of the nation’s largest…

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Posted in Columns Labor Wade Rathke Workers

Save Lives? Give healthcare workers raises

New Orleans       Hey, bosses of healthcare workers, listen up!  Yo, consumers and families of healthcare services, pay attention to this, like your life is at stake, since for more than half of you over 65,…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Health Insurance News Public Policy Safety Net Sick Leave

New polling shows widespread US public support for paid sick leave, Medicare for all to fight coronavirus

“Humane policies are popular policies.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer CommonDreams Strong majorities of U.S. voters across the political spectrum support an array of progressive policy proposals that would provide immediate relief to those affected by the…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Economy Health Labor Public Health Public Policy The Conversation Wages

Coronavirus: A simple way to keep workers – and the economy – from getting sick

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The COVID-19 outbreak appears headed for the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging Americans to prepare now, such as by stocking up on food and prescription…

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