Hello Birdies, This is the Rachel Maddow show from last evening. It’s about 42 minutes, but she lays out the potential reverberations from the Dobbs ruling. https://youtu.be/jw8LDDfTY2c More news in the comments. This is also an open thread. See you there.
Even in a pandemic, the long arm of big corporate interests drives legislation. Turns out the much heralded paid sick leave provision in the house bill doesn’t cover large companies with over 500 employees. That’s more than half the workforce. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday night celebrated the coronavirus legislation that passed early Saturday as providing paid sick leave to American workers affected by the pandemic. She neglected to mention the fine print. In fact, the bill guarantees sick leave only to about 20 percent of workers. Big employers like McDonald’s and Amazon are not required to provide any …Continue reading →