Topic of the Week
Blog of the Week
With Minimum Wage Victory in Reach, The Fight for $15 Vows Bigger Things to Come
After nearly a decade of activism, the Fight for $15 stands closer than ever to achieving its most visible goal: a $15 federal minimum wage. Leaders of the campaign, however, say that their work is only beginning.
Thought for the Week
"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today."
–Thich Nhat Hanh Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, Teacher, Author, Peace Activist
List of the Week
from The White House
Fact Sheet: President Biden’s New Executive Actions Deliver Economic Relief for American Families and Businesses Amid the COVID-19 Crises
- Allow larger emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program allotments for the lowest-income households.
- Ensure Equitable and Effective Delivery of Direct Payments.
- Guarantee that No American Has to Choose Between Paying Their Bills and Keeping Themselves and Their Families Safe from COVID-19.
- Help Families, Workers and Small Businesses Access Relief Resources Quickly, Easily and Equitably through Coordinated Benefit Delivery Teams.
- Restores collective bargaining power and worker protections by revoking Trump Executive Orders 13836, 13837, and 13839.
- Eliminates Schedule F, which undermines the foundations of the civil service.
- Promotes a $15 minimum wage.
Top Five News Headlines
- Exclusive: Google workers across the globe announce international union alliance to hold Alphabet accountable
- The 3 Things Women Want In The Workplace In 2021
- When can unemployed workers refuse a job offer? Biden wants to clear that up
- Essential workers exposed to COVID-19 are reporting to work when they can’t get paid to quarantine
- Trader Joe's, Dollar General And Others Are Paying Workers To Get Vaccines