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Nurses plan multi-state protest over working conditions in COVID-19 wards

Thousands of registered nurses across the country will participate in more than 200 protests Wednesday at hospitals in at least 16 states — including...

Workers protest end of $600 unemployment supplement; jobless in FL stuck with lowest benefit...

Workers in Miami protested Friday against losing federal Unemployment Insurance benefits of $600 weekly that jobless people were receiving in the pandemic economy due...

DeSantis extends foreclosure, eviction moratoriums for another month

Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended his moratorium on rental evictions and mortgage foreclosures for a fourth time, extending its protection until Sept. 1, with...

‘14,000 attempts.’ Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders

Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much.But as they...

Gov. DeSantis sidesteps Trump’s call to delay November election

Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t directly respond to President Trump’s call Thursday to delay the Nov. 3 general election because of the COVID-19 pandemic and...

U.S. House passes package to rescue child care industry

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House stepped in Wednesday to try to rescue the nation’s child care system from collapse under the weight of the...

Inequities in the Latinx community: Workers face high poverty, low wages and lack of...

Latinx communities around the nation are vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic because of a lack of health care access, higher poverty levels and working...

Divisive debate heats up as GOP pushes to cut $600 federal unemployment benefit to...

The Century Foundation, a progressive research organization, says in an analysis that small businesses and employees would incur “devastating” losses under the proposed HEALS Act...
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Senate Republicans pursue benefits pay cut for jobless; adjourn without action

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders slammed Republicans Friday for leaving in the lurch millions of jobless Americans who are relying on enhanced unemployment benefits to...

Brewers Guild asks state for help, saying the industry is in jeopardy

Florida's breweries are bearing the brunt of an executive order that prohibits on-site consumption of alcohol, and they're urging the state to do something...

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