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Biden’s plan for a $15 minimum wage could mean one in 5 Americans earns more. Nearly a third of Black workers would get a raise, research suggests.

About a fifth of US workers could see raises under a $US15 federal minimum wage, research finds. That includes nearly a third of Black American workers, the Economic Policy Institute says. The wage bump, facing pushback, is part of President Joe Biden’s $US1.9 trillion stimulus proposal. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Biden’s plan for a $15 minimum wage could mean one in 5 Americans earns more. Nearly a third of Black workers would get a raise, research suggests.
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Florida’s governor is not prioritising essential workers for vaccines, ignoring official advice. ‘I don’t think that’s the direction we want to go,’ he said.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state will not prioritise essential workers in the next round of coronavirus vaccinations. Instead, those over 70 years old will be next in line to be immunized. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention advised Sunday that essential workers, such as firefighters and teachers, […]
Florida’s governor is not prioritising essential workers for vaccines, ignoring official advice. ‘I don’t think that’s the direction we want to go,’ he said.
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An Amazon warehouse worker in Minnesota is the latest employee to accuse the company of retaliation for speaking out about coronavirus safety concerns

An Amazon worker in Minnesota has accused the company of retaliating against her for speaking out about inadequate safety measures during the pandemic, Bloomberg reported Friday. In a letter to the state’s attorney general, Hibaq Mohamed said Amazon managers have reprimanded her for being “off task” while she was cleaning […]
An Amazon warehouse worker in Minnesota is the latest employee to accuse the company of retaliation for speaking out about coronavirus safety concerns
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A day in the life of an NYC real estate executive who volunteers as a paramedic and spends his nights working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic

Real estate executive Bryan Lapidus spends several nights a week driving an ambulance across New York City and caring for patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lapidus started volunteering as an EMT 10 years ago and joined the Central Park Medical Unit three years ago. Lapidus told Business Insider that in […]
A day in the life of an NYC real estate executive who volunteers as a paramedic and spends his nights working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic
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How restaurants are making 800,000 meals for frontline workers

Non-profits Frontline Foods and Off Their Plate have raised $US9 million to make meals for frontline workers. They have partnered with hundreds of restaurants across the U.S. to make 800,000 meals so far. The money raised goes straight to kitchen staff wages and the restaurants’ food costs. The program helps […]
How restaurants are making 800,000 meals for frontline workers
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An NYC sanitation worker who’s been on the job for 25 years explains the changes he’s seen in the city throughout the pandemic, from lots of cardboard boxes to the loss of human interaction

Sanitation workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the US, and they have been deemed essential workers throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Around 10,000 people work for the New York Department of Sanitation. Of them, 628 have tested positive for COVID-19, and seven have died, the New York Department […]
An NYC sanitation worker who’s been on the job for 25 years explains the changes he’s seen in the city throughout the pandemic, from lots of cardboard boxes to the loss of human interaction
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‘We’re disposable’: Faced with coronavirus dangers every time they do their jobs, essential workers are still pushing for better pay and adequate PPE

The coronavirus forced millions to shelter at home as countries raced to “flatten the curve” of the infection’s rate of spread. Millions of others, however, never had the choice of staying home because their work continued even as the pandemic raged on. Doctors, nurses, policemen, and firefighters haven’t been alone […]
‘We’re disposable’: Faced with coronavirus dangers every time they do their jobs, essential workers are still pushing for better pay and adequate PPE
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Some essential workers are making less money than people getting unemployment benefits — and they’re demanding hazard pay

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Some essential workers are frustrated they have to work for low pay during the coronavirus health crisis. In some cases, people receiving unemployment benefits earn more money than trade workers who are still on the job. Lawmakers have proposed awarding essential workers hazard pay – additional payment for working […]
Some essential workers are making less money than people getting unemployment benefits — and they’re demanding hazard pay