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Benny

I posted this in an earlier thread, but it is appropriate here. I got this from Common Dreams.

Sick Leave Loopholes: ‘There’s a Giant Hole in Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill’

In a letter to her Democratic colleagues Saturday Pelosi wrote:

“I am very proud to write that the provisions we put forth with your input, including paid sick leave, paid family and medical leave, enhanced Unemployment Insurance, food security initiatives and free and widespread testing, are all included in this agreement. ”

The New York Times editorialized Saturday afternoon:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi early Saturday celebrated passage of legislation she described as providing paid sick leave to American workers affected by the coronavirus.

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 paid sick leave, while companies with fewer than 50 employees can seek hardship exemptions from the Trump administration.

“If you are sick, stay home,” Vice President Mike Pence said at a news conference on Saturday afternoon. “You’re not going to miss a paycheck.”

But that’s simply not true. Sick workers should stay home, but there is no guarantee in the emergency legislation that most of them will get paid.

The White House and congressional Republicans, who insisted on the exemptions as the price of bipartisan support for the legislation, bear the primary responsibility for the indefensible decision to prioritize corporate profits in the midst of a public health emergency…

The House’s failure to require universal paid sick leave is an embarrassment that endangers the health of workers, consumers and the broader American public.

orlbucfan

Wonder if Botoxed Nancy is giving her servants any sick days/pays? T and R, Subir!!

Paul ADK
Paul ADK

McDonald’s are franchises, for the most part. I would think most of those would be organizations with less than 500 employees.

Benny

I would imagine they got some special exemption.

wi63

Just a thought, Corporate gets a cut of sales from the franchise’s simply donate that back for PTO for employees that are off for a start. But then again your asking a corporation to sacrifice their quarterly profits.

orlbucfan

Sacrificing profit is un-American as we all know. Screw ’em!

Benny

I hope Bernie’s team has listened to Krystal Ball’s ideas (some which are Aaron Mate’s) and include some of them in his fireside chat tonight.

Benny

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humphrey

More roses!

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Don midwest
Don midwest

Glenn is mean

Benny

Don midwest
Don midwest

Red Robin now trending on twitter

it is #2 and Fireside Chat is at #4

expect that Red Robin won’t be around for long

started by a woman who said, F*** it, I want to go out and I am going to Red Robin

Don midwest
Don midwest

Now that Bernie had firs fireside chat, just saw this article from WA Post from March 6. All the more important now with the pandemic

Inside the Sanders campaign’s quest to win the Internet

Don midwest
Don midwest

i am posting this on both tabs up right now because it is good news about the Bernie network

with the fire side chat this evening and the country shut down, Bernie’s own network will be even more important

interesting that he learned all along that major networks ignored him and he needed a bypass

Inside the Sanders campaign’s quest to win the Internet

Don midwest
Don midwest

Polar Bear led me to this woman. And look what she tweeted.

polarbear4

jcitybone

Barf. “Biden is the tireless advocate for public education and is the partner that students and educators need now in the White House,”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/joe-biden-wins-the-endorsement-of-the-national-education-association/2020/03/14/d53213ba-6637-11ea-b3fc-7841686c5c57_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_politics&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rss&utm_source=reddit.com

Joe Biden was endorsed by the National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor group and one whose membership is largely composed of college-educated women, a key demographic in the Democratic primary.

The endorsement comes on the eve of the next presidential debate, where Biden will face off against rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and three days before the next set of states is scheduled to vote. The NEA has pledged to try to boost turnout for Biden in those four states — Ohio, Florida, Illinois and Arizona — where it has hundreds of thousands of members.

“Biden is the tireless advocate for public education and is the partner that students and educators need now in the White House,” Lily Eskelsen García, the union’s president, said in a statement. “He understands that as a nation we have a moral responsibility to provide a great neighborhood public school for every student in every ZIP code.”

“With so much at stake in this election, educators are determined to use their voice to propel Joe Biden to the White House,” she added.

The union backed Hillary Clinton in 2016 over Sanders, and has never endorsed a Republican presidential candidate. Sanders has earned support from rank-and-file members in some unions even while losing among union leadership. In Nevada, for example, the Culinary Workers Union pilloried his health care plan but Sanders ended up winning the state’s caucuses with the support of many of the union members.

polarbear4

i hope the union members rebel. but not holding my breath.

orlbucfan

A lot of them will revolt. Not sure of the older ones over 60 who are still teaching.