Asha Banerjee, Jaimie Worker, and Dave Kamper
Working Economics Blog
As the US Treasure finalizes the rules on the use of American Rescue Plan money, they should prioritize workers most impacted by the public health and economic crisis and spend funds in ways to maximize equality.
Today it’s clear that on issue after issue, Sanders’ thunder on the left has carried the day among a majority of Americans, including substantial numbers of Republicans. Conservative attacks on Sanders-style proposals are increasingly falling flat.
Traditionally, organized labor has backed establishment Democrats even in the face of diminishing returns. But when it comes to a $15 minimum wage, Democrats should not expect unionists and their allies on the front lines to “dance and be happy.”
Pension legislation historically has been bipartisan—and it very well might be again in the future. After more than a decade of failed efforts, the retirement security of 1.5 million Americans and their families, finally, took priority.
Nancy Krieger, Christian Testa, Pamela D. Waterman and Jarvis T. Chen
New York Daily News
Healing the dual miseries of COVID-19 and economic insecurity requires relief sufficient to ensure that all individuals, their families and their loved ones can live through this pandemic. The time to go big is now.
Reader Comments: Biden First 100 Days; What Kind of COVID Stimulus; Unions and Green New Deal; Who Gets Social Security; Wear a Mask; Antisemitism; Jeremy Corbyn Affair; Refusing to Serve in Israeli Army; Intifada 33rd anniversary; lots of resources;