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Red sign hanging at the glass door of a shop saying "Closed due to coronavirus." (Photo: Getty Images) News
With Record-Shattering Unemployment, Sanders, Schumer, and Wyden Ask Trump's Labor Dept: 'Do You Have a Plan?'
"It is absolutely imperative that the millions of Americans who are eligible for unemployment benefits receive every dollar to which they are entitled as quickly as possible."
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Iranians wait to get prescription drugs at the state-run "13 Aban" pharmacy in Tehran on Feb. 19, 2020. News
Despite Calls for Global Ceasefire, Trump Threatens War With Iran Amid COVID-19
"Unsatisfied with a global pandemic and an economic collapse, Trump wants to add a major war into the mix."
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Hahnemann Hospital sits abandoned while the medical community struggles to find the beds needed as COVID-19 cases rise in Philadelphia. News
'Pitchforks and Flaming Torches, Anyone?': Owner of Shuttered Philadelphia Hospital Stands to See Windfall in Tax Breaks From Stimulus Package
"I think he's looking at this as a business transaction rather than providing an imminent and important aid to the city and our residents."
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Now more than ever, it's clear the U.S. needs a $15 per hour minimum wage and universal health care. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thank Farmers and Grocery Workers for Their Service
Our national security depends on those workers who feed us. They deserve a living wage and health care.
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 A sign marks the location of a polling place on August 14, 2018 in Janesville, Wisconsin. News
Citing Public Health During COVID-19 Outbreak, Sanders Urges Wisconsin to Delay Primary
"People should not be forced to put their lives on the line to vote."
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Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, told Common Dreams Wednesday that the airline industry is being watched as it tries to manage keeping employees out of the unemployment rolls. News
'Poison Pill' in Stimulus Package Could Cost Millions of Airline Jobs, Labor Leaders Say
In a letter to the Treasury Secretary Wednesday, Flight Attendant Union International President Sara Nelson and other labor leaders demanded the federal government ensure workers in the airline industry be protected.
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'When We Are Infected No One Is Safe': Nurses Nationwide Protest Over Lack of Coronavirus Protective Equipment
"For the wealthiest hospital corporation in the United States to show such disregard for the health and safety of its caregivers, is disgraceful and unconscionable."
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A doctor checks the body temperature of a man returning from Iran at a quarantine zone to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan on February 25, 2020. (Photo: Banaras Khan/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Advancing Change in a Time of Disruption: Forging a New Pathway for Nature
A disruption—such as a global pandemic—can provide a window of opportunity to change our habits and make positive change.
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Trump Throws Up 'Outrageous' Roadblock for Seniors, People With Disabilities in Need of $1,200 Relief Checks
"The Trump administration is throwing up an unnecessary barrier that will make it harder for seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans to get the payments they desperately need."
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as they participate in a Fox News Virtual Town Hall with Anchor Bill Hemmer, in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the United States, with New York's case count doubling every three days according to governor Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Views
We Must De-Trump the Airwaves to Protect Public Health Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
"This is a life or death issue."
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