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On the one-year anniversary of the first Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosis in NYC, grassroots organizations gathered as part of the “Invest In Our NY campaign!” demanding Gov. Cuomo and NYS lawmakers stop the cuts from HIV/AIDS and other healthcare service and pass bills that would raise revenue and help to restore money to Medicaid, cancel rent for low-income New Yorkers and protect vulnerable communities.
Young People of Color ‘Hurt the Most’ From COVID-19 Lockdowns
A report published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) on June 23 reveals that people of color have been the most hurt among youngsters due to the pandemic, when several states had...
Demonstrators participate in a protest calling for minimum wage to be raised to $15-per-hour outside of McDonald's corporate headquarters on January 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.
Budget Effect Studies Show $15 Minimum Wage Boost not Necessarily Boon for Workers
This month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported on its findings regarding the proposal to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. The current federal minimum wage stands at $7.25 per hour, but...
National unemployment numbers for January 2021 were reported by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) showing an increase of 49,000 of nonfarm jobs.
January 2021 Unemployment Figures
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) reported National unemployment numbers for January 2021. It showed an increase of 49,000 nonfarm jobs. The increase was lower than the expectations projected by Dow Jones Economists of...
Coronavirus Lockdown ‘Medicine’ Killing Its Patients: Global Experts
Experts and scientists around the world are vehemently sounding the alarm that totalitarian-style government measures enacted under the guise of stopping the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic are doing more harm than COVID-19...
A man waits at a bus stop that displays the national debt of the United States on June 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats pushed through the controversial $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 by a 50 - 49 partisan vote.
Biden Unveils Pandemic Spending Package Featuring $15 Minimum Wage, Expanded Unemployment
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion pandemic spending package on Thursday, dubbed the America Rescue Plan (ARP), according to the Biden-Harris website, buildbackbetter.gov. According to the plan’s Fact Sheet, the “pandemic has shined a...