Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:23 AM EDT(updated every 5 minutes)
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson backtracks on proposal to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth
New Yorkers who visit states with high COVID-19 infection rates will be ineligible for sick leave
Paid family leave supporters in Colorado push forward on petition effort
Democrats say DOL keeping workers in the dark about paid leave
It's Time to Take Biden-Warren Seriously
What Does America Owe Essential Workers?
Covid-19 has reminded us of 2 things: millions of Americans are extremely vulnerable and lack the paid leave, job security, and financial safety to make it through a crisis, and that the federal government is, and has always been, uniquely situated to fill these holes.
In response to a bipartisan effort to give federal workers another day of paid leave by designating Juneteenth a federal holiday, we have offered a counterproposal that does not put us further in debt.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act established paid sick leave and extended family and medical leave for Americans across the county during #COVID19.
Use this newly created tool from the @USDOL to check your eligibility!⬇️
📢 ATTN: The @USDOL has launched online tools to help workers determine if they are eligible for paid sick leave or extended family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Act! Learn more HERE: https://t.co/mEWb4B4tHD
➡Restart AND increase hazard pay
➡Don’t stop workers from organizing
➡Reinstate and expand paid leave programs
➡Fight racism and anti-Blackness in the workplace
➡Promote Black workers to leadership roles
➡Respond to worker requests for improvements to warehouse conditions
The Family First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted in March, expands paid sick leave and family and medical leave for workers impacted by the pandemic. Check out @USDOL’s new online tool to determine your sick leave eligibility: https://t.co/fVXHBG6q7q
Republicans have put forth multiple bills in recent times to give paid leave and tax credits to new mothers.
Most democrats and nearly every 2020 candidate support providing financial relief and paid leave to new mothers. A few also support expanding into medical leave as well.