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Blog of the Week
National Hispanic Heritage Month Profiles: Dora Cervantes
Throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month, the AFL-CIO will be profiling labor leaders and activists to spotlight the diverse contributions Hispanics and Latinos have contributed to our movement. Today’s profile covers Dora Cervantes.
Thought for the Week
"I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability."
–Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
List of the Week
from Washington Center for Equitable Growth
This report examines the relationship between unemployment levels and minimum wage violation rates during the Great Recession to better understand what policies are needed to protect workers’ rights during the coronavirus recession.
Our analysis of a random sample survey of registered voters in California from April 16 to April 20, 2020 found that:
- 35% of respondents who were working at the time of the survey reported that they would not be paid if they were to get sick with COVID-19 despite the state’s long-established paid sick leave protections.
- 50% of respondents in households that make less than $60,000 per year believed that they would not be covered by paid sick leave protections.
- 38% of Latinx respondents believed that they would not be covered by paid sick leave protections.
Top Five News Headlines
- New York’s new sick leave law: 13 things workers need to know as benefit kicks in
- How This NYC Bill Would Address Harassment And Discrimination In Healthcare
- Parent company of Olive Garden violates the Civil Rights Act with its tipping policies, activists say
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- 'This Is Too Much': Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic