Workers might be in a better position to push wages up if employers are forced to compete with both the fear of the pandemic and increased unemployment payments.
Sanders is hardly alone in calling on Walsh to do everything in his power to ensure that jobless workers continue receiving benefits regardless of Republican governors' actions.
“The reason for this is because women are over-represented in the hardest-hit sectors: service, leisure/hospitality, education and healthcare services.”
While workers are seeing modest real wage growth, it is much less than would be expected with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years.
More than half of the coalition of companies that fought for slashing the corporate tax rate have made layoffs since the GOP tax bill's enactment.
If Trump were serious about his aims, he’d try to reduce the chokehold of Wall Street investors on American corporations while strengthening the hand of American labor unions.
Executive pay excess is driving decisions that are turning workers – and their communities – into sacrificial lambs.