Marc Dann and Leo Jennings III
The gift comes courtesy of the 25 GOP governors who opted not to accept billions in federal unemployment benefits. As a result of their callous decision more than 4 million lost $300 in weekly payments they desperately needed.
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If the hyperbolic claims are to be believed, American workers are luxuriating in the largesse of taxpayer-funded payments, thumbing their noses at the benevolent and generous employers who are struggling to fill job vacancies.
Cutting back aid for jobless workers now, while suitable jobs are still not available for many of them, is not just cruel but undermines the objective of the assistance to speed up the economic recovery.
The Amazon organizing drive has drawn attention to just how much the deck is stacked against workers and unions. The Pro Act would provide a much-needed update to labor law after decades of rising inequality and an erosion of collective bargaining.
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