Many of us celebrated when the American Rescue Plan Act included federal supplements to unemployment benefits. The extra $300 a week offers a lifeline to countless working families. However, most Republican governors are making the alarming decision to turn down the help. What the heck is going on?
Mother’s Day provides a bittersweet moment for caregivers and their communities. How do we salute the women who make it all possible? Flowers? Kitchen gadgets? Burnt toast in bed? After this catastrophic year, that seems like pretty weak tea. How about a package of transformative change instead?
Going to work shouldn’t mean putting your life on the line. But for countless workers in the US, it does. While COVID-19 added to the dangers, it also revealed how hazardous the workplace has been for years. As we mark yet another Workers' Memorial Day, we note: It’s time for change.