Politics of Poverty

Poverty in the US

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Why are governors rejecting federal funds for unemployed workers?

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?

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"Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living"

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.

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