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Sara Nelson, the dynamic president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, has made a powerful case for direct payroll subsidies to the employees who keep our airline industry passengers flying and safe, everyone from flight attendants and pilots to security screeners and wheelchair attendants. Views
How to Make the Airline Bailout Work for Workers, Not Just CEOs
The government should provide direct wage subsidies to airline workers while restricting CEO pay to no more than 50 times median wages.
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'The Send-People-Money Bids Are Ramping Up': As Trump Signals Direct Cash Payments, Progressives Say Check Size and Who Qualifies Matters
" Good," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "Now we must suspend student loan payments."
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A bar sits closed in the early evening in Brooklyn after a decree that all bars and restaurants shutdown by 8 pm in New York City as much of the nation slows and takes extra precautions due to the continued spreading of the coronavirus. News
'Just the Beginning': Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Say They or Someone in Their Household Already Lost Hours or Jobs From Coronavirus
"There is no *good* coronavirus plan unless it includes compensation for these 18% of workers. Full stop."
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Quarantined: On Penguins, Memes, Songs and Non-Social-Distancing Cats
The perils and pleasures of working from home Yes, the apocalypse looms, in large part thanks to the Trump administration's pandemic "debacle," with experts predicting the worst is yet to come and urging ever more testing, caution, social distance. And yes, stubborn life goes on, with resilient...
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People wear face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak after deaths and new confirmed cases revealed in Qom, Iran on March 17, 2020. News
As Coronavirus Death Toll Continues to Rise in Iran, Global Calls Mount for US to Lift 'Immoral' Sanctions
"Actively denying an entire country medicine and humanitarian goods and continuing to pummel their economy in midst of global pandemic is the height of 'malign behavior' in my book."
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Once the current crisis has passed, we will need a thorough diagnosis of just why the U.S. economy and society was so fragile to this shock. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Coronavirus Shock Will Likely Claim 3 Million Jobs By Summer
Policy is needed now to curb further losses.
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Naomi Klein, author of the 2007 book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, takes on "coronavirus capitalism" in a new video from The Intercept. (Image: iStock/GettyImages/With overlay) News
'We Know This Script': Naomi Klein Warns of 'Coronavirus Capitalism' in New Video Detailing Battle Before Us
"We know what Trump's plan is: a pandemic shock doctrine... But the end of this story hasn't been written yet."
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The current crisis exists," writes McWilliams, "because businesses fear that other businesses with whom they are dealing every day will run out of cash. This fear is infectious." (Photo: Tim Mossholder / artistGNDphotographer / Getty Images) Views
Central Banks Must Give Everyone Free Money. Right Now.
Is it free? Yes. Is it one-off? Yes. Can it be done? Absolutely! To stem economic fears unleash by coronavirus, now is the time to act.
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'Terrifying' New Research Warns 2.2 Million Could Die From Coronavirus in US Without Drastic Action
"Only now is the White House coming out of denial and heading straight into saying it could not have been foreseen."
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Racist AF
So much for the recommendation to limit social gatherings to ten people Okay, he went there. Tweeting Monday night about the lethal pandemic upon us, Trump called it "the Chinese virus," because, really, faced with a vast global and national catastrophe, what could be more helpful - along with...
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