Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tag: Social Benefits

How the Build Back Better bill will help millions of Americans...

“It’s not just about the elderly. Hearing loss doesn’t magically happen in old age. It gradually occurs over years and years. It’s something that could be prevented.”

Why American workers want Congress to deliver an infrastructure bill

It all starts with the infrastructure bill. Millions of Americans eager for better lives expect Congress to push it over the finish line.

Why America needs a national program of paid sick and family...

America remains the only major industrialized country without a universal paid leave program.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the...

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

You’ll know an economic and social justice plan is serious if...

A new report on the solidarity economy details how investments in culture can support economic and racial justice.

In Minnesota’s ‘most diverse city,’ schools are addressing the community’s deep...

Educators use the community schools approach to tackle underlying causes of disparities that show up in classrooms.

Why the U.S. must bolster retraining for workers harmed by unfair...

Relative to the size of its economy, the United States spends far less on worker training programs than many other industrial countries.

Yes, home care is infrastructure—don’t let them play word games with...

Infrastructure, like charity, begins at home.

Restoring the manufacturing base in the U.S. is the key to...

“Build new supply chains. Buy American.”

A Father’s Day guide to paid family leave

A national paid family leave plan promotes equitable participation in paid family leave and would mitigate the disparities and barriers that discourage fathers from taking paternity leave.

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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo

“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was accused of sexual harassment.

Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas

Shell’s oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms

Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

Biden administration is cracking down on corporate recidivists

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to fight corporate crime, which is particularly bad news for repeat offenders.

Supply-chain woes

The “graveyard shift” in a pandemic world...