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Senate Republicans seek to devitalize COVID relief bill that will define Biden’s presidency

Excerpt: The Republicans’ offer may well be a gambit designed to get skin in the game. If the past offers any indication, however, the process will get drawn out and urgency will be lost if Biden decides to try to do a deal with them.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy
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Laborers fight for safe working conditions while the media chases right wing protesters

Excerpt: While big media has focused on protests organized by covidiots, one hundred and ninety worker actions resulting from refusing to be victims of COVID-19 are largely ignored.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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The Trump regime’s incompetence is holding up financial assistance for small businesses

Excerpt: Small businesses are dealing with a double whammy: the novel coronavirus pandemic and the Trump regime's incompetent response to it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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2014 should be the year of the worker

Excerpt: We’ve been in the post-reces­sion recov­ery peri­od for five years. It is time to shape what the next-gen­er­a­tion work place needs to look like. The year of the work­er needs to build on our new-found con­fi­dence that we can cre­ate a more fair econ­o­my, not just set­tle for what the econ­o­my used to be or […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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President Barack Obama nominates Janet Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve Chair

Excerpt: His­to­ry was made today at the White House when Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma announced that he has decid­ed to for­mal­ly nom­i­nate Janet Yellen as the next chair­per­son of the Board of Gov­er­nors of the Fed­er­al Reserve System. Yellen, who cur­rent­ly serves as vice chair of the board, would be (if con­firmed) the first woman and the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Let’s not forget: House Republicans forced this federal government shutdown to happen

Excerpt: We are almost through Day One of the first major shut­down of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment in sev­en­teen years, and sad­ly, it still appears that House Repub­li­cans are unwill­ing and unready to do their jobs. They could have eas­i­ly avert­ed the shut­down days ago by sim­ply pass­ing the con­tin­u­ing bud­get res­o­lu­tion the Sen­ate sent them, and […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Republicans shamelessly block Patty Murray’s veterans jobs bill in U.S. Senate

Excerpt: As if we need­ed fur­ther proof that Repub­li­cans aren’t inter­est­ed in help­ing cre­ate jobs and strength­en­ing eco­nom­ic secu­ri­ty for Amer­i­cans, the Noto­ri­ous G.O.P (which stands for Grave­yard of Progress these days) has blocked Sen­a­tor Pat­ty Mur­ray’s vet­er­ans jobs bill from com­ing up for a vote in the U.S. Sen­ate, effec­tive­ly killing it for the year: Eager […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Teamsters, UFCW file legal challenge seeking to have Costco’s I‑1183 overturned

Excerpt: Two unions that rep­re­sent work­ing fam­i­lies who would be adverse­ly harmed by the imple­men­ta­tion of Cost­co’s Ini­tia­tive 1183 filed suit today in King Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court seek­ing to have the mea­sure strick­en in its entire­ty as unconstitutional. Team­sters Local 174 and UFCW Local 21 con­tend that I‑1183 vio­lates Arti­cle II, § 19 of Wash­ing­ton’s Con­sti­tu­tion, which […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Litigation
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Unemployment falls to lowest level in two and a half years, Department of Labor says

Excerpt: The Bureau of Labor Sta­tis­tics today released a report sum­ma­riz­ing the state of the econ­o­my for the just end­ed month of Novem­ber. Turns out our nation’s unem­ploy­ment rate has gone down. Here’s Bloomberg with more details: Job gains in the U.S. picked up last month and the unem­ploy­ment rate unex­pect­ed­ly fell to the low­est lev­el […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Right wing economic liberty myths simply don’t square with reality

Excerpt: Part of our work here at the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute is to pro­vide you, our read­ers, and fel­low pro­gres­sive activists with infor­ma­tion that can be used to counter the talk­ing points lies, half-truths, and decep­tion par­rot­ed by con­ser­v­a­tive talk radio hosts, talk­ing heads and polit­i­cal oper­a­tives. Here are two cas­es where the truth is entire­ly […]
Written by:Ken
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Borders prepares to liquidate

Excerpt: Bor­ders, the sec­ond largest book­store chain in the Unit­ed States, will soon be going out of busi­ness. The com­pa­ny announced today that it had run out of time to reor­ga­nize itself and would wind down its operations. Bor­ders said in a news release that it will pro­ceed with a pro­pos­al by Hilco and the Gor­don […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Views & Reviews
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