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The bill includes a $15 minimum wage increase, an extension of unemployment insurance, survival checks, and $20 billion for a national vaccination program.
"Taxing those who have experienced windfall wealth gains to pay for COVID relief and recovery is a matter of equity and justice."
One of the report’s recommendations is reforming the system to a single-payer model like Medicare for All, which President Joe Biden has so far rejected in favor of bolstering the Affordable Care Act.
“The reason for this is because women are over-represented in the hardest-hit sectors: service, leisure/hospitality, education and healthcare services.”
Biden's actions are described as "equitable emergency economic relief" that would "help Americans persevere through the pandemic," according to a White House statement.
PCI and Local 286 recognized early on the importance of protecting workers from the virus and preparing for a possible role in distributing vaccines.
“At a time when so many Americans are facing economic desperation, it is tragic that the Republican leadership has turned their backs on the working families of this country."
A growing movement is calling for the development of a people’s vaccine and the suspension of intellectual property rights to expand access.
"Trump is privately demanding $2,000 stimulus checks. McConnell is quietly fretting over Georgia. Democrats control the leverage, they should demand larger stimulus in the package being negotiated."