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The federal government *CAN* help the economy recover and ensure that recovery is broad-based and equitable. @equitablegrowth's @dsmitch28 lists 21 actionable policy recommendations to combat the #coronavirus #recession 👇equitablegrowth.org/twenty-one-pol… (1/x)
1. We need #UnemploymentBenefits! UI helps workers weather an economic crisis while keeping demand for goods and services from plummeting. The emphasis on work disincentives reflects racist biases against low-income workers of color. equitablegrowth.org/factsheet-unem… (2/x)
2. We need to make #UnemploymentBenefits better, by addressing structural flaws in the system, as @alixgouldwerth writes: equitablegrowth.org/fool-me-once-i… (3/x)
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Thanks for asking @rothstein_jesse! Check out our write up of analysis that shows state paid leave programs cushioned the blow of COVID-19, sparking important new questions equitablegrowth.org/new-analysis-s… 1/n
Here's the link to the *super interesting* paper by @ChantelBoyens finding a "finds a surge in new claims for own medical and family caregiving leave" post-COVID urban.org/research/publi… 2/n
And, there's the always-insightful @SarahJaneGlynn who telling us how Coronavirus Paid Leave Exemptions Exclude Millions of Workers From Coverage - Center for American Progress americanprogress.org/issues/economy… 3/n
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A4: We have seen many states and cities step up and enact legislation in the wake of COVID-19 that focuses on #jobequity and #workforcedev. #JobEquityCOVID 1/n
In MI, Gov. Whitmer intro’ed policy allowing employers to scale back worker hours & allowing the state’s UI program to make up difference in lost pay.

It also increased the number of weeks claimants can receive benefits from 20 ➡️ 26. bridgemi.com/michigan-healt… #JobEquityCOVID 2/
Other states like CA & OH have waived UI eligibility requirements, like having to be actively searching for a job.

Others like NY waived the 7-day waiting period between filing a claim and receiving benefits, writes @jljenniferliu cnbc.com/2020/03/20/cor… #JobEquityCOVID 3/
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Our new resource on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act has answers to your questions about the #paidleave and #paidsickdays rights provided the law, which goes into effect April 1.

Learn more here: abetterbalance.org/resources/know…
Question: Am I covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act? #KYR

Answer:
Question: In what scenarios can I take #paidsickdays under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act? #KYR

Answer:
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In response to the #coronavirus crisis, the nationwide economic shutdown has put the economy “on ice” so that it can be ramped back up after the health crisis is addressed.

A thread. 1/5
equitablegrowth.org/u-s-economic-p…
Concerns about falling into a deep and protracted #coronavirus recession are exacerbated by historically high economic inequality, which makes the United States particularly vulnerable to economic shocks. 2/5
Policymakers should keep income flowing by helping small businesses pay their bills, ensuring any corporate assistance helps workers, boosting unemployment insurance, and providing #paidleave 3/5 medium.com/@heatherboushe…
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@SenSherrodBrown @ewarren I don’t know if you ever see this but I beg you to fight for more action on student loan debt. Focusing solely on federal student loans will not make this large impact you think it will. #COVID19
@SenSherrodBrown @ewarren many people like myself have private loans because before the crash of 2008 that’s all we could get to go to school. I was the first person in my my family to go to college @OhioState #COVID19
My family didn’t make enough money to pay for my school but we didn’t qualify for any federal grants or help. So I took loans out to pay for nursing school. Each year @OhioState sent me notices my tuition would keep going up.
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THREAD ON PAID SICK DAYS/PAID LEAVE EROSION. Earlier today, Trump said he was planning to fix the #paidsickdays & #paidleave provisions in #FamiliesFirstCoronavirusResponseAct to require more businesses to provide sick leave. Instead, his negotiators: (1/8)
(1) Scaled back extended paid #FMLA to cover parents affected by school or child care closure (no personal or family care leave)

(2) Made it easier for employers to carve out emergency workers and health care providers from both #paidsickdays and #paidleave (2/8)
(3) Made it possible for the Secretary of Labor to allow small employers to get out of providing reimburseable #PaidSickDays (similar provision already existed in #paidleave section) (3/8)
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MAR 11 #COVID19 MD THREAD 1:
7: 20 AM NUMBERS #US 1071
Ret MD, I use #1point3acres map tinyurl.com/s5p7vl9.
Remember #Trump is not checking or testing ANYONE coming in though #US airports. #SFO #SeaTac #JFK #LAX @maddow @ursulafaw56 @BuzzFeedNews @sfpelosi @JohnsHopkinsSPH
MAR 11 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: What do you expect from #ImpeachedForLife #IMPOTUS45 #TRUMPCultists at @CDCgov Not #Professionalism or #Intelligence or #Morality or even #Patriotism JUST BLIND OBEDIENCE to His Demented and Ever Lowing #LIMBO Pole of Sanity.
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MAR 11 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: Ret MD I report from CLINICIAN POV ...who trained during LIES and OBSFUSCATION of #ReaganAdmin. You know when #NancyReagan let #RockHudson die and not get meds.
FIRST STORY 9:18 #TRUMPAdmin shuts down HOUSE Oversight eg for More Orders (saw above ?)
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Healthy, happy families = healthy, happy economies = healthy, happy countries. 🇫🇮 #paidleaveforall
#paidleave #FMLA27 npr.org/2020/02/05/803…
#Childfree & #paidleaveforall communities can coexist. ❤ It's possible to be inclusive about the word "family".
Everyone should have the freedom to define family for themselves. ❤

âś” Instead of time off for "birth", time off for "care"
âś” Instead of "newborn child" or
"family member", how about "loved one"

#PaidFamilyLeave
#paidleaveforall
#FMLA27
#childfree
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The @WaysMeansCmte hearing on #paidleave is getting started, and I am eager to hear how the #research enters the #policy debate!

@WaysMeansCmte Republican @RepKevinBrady talks about the multiple proposals for #paidleave. Read more about evidence-informed policy provisions, which include #caregiving and #medical leave as well as leave for #newchildren:

equitablegrowth.org/what-does-the-…
@WaysMeansCmte @RepKevinBrady @RosaDeLauro notes that low-income Americans struggle to afford paid leave. Indeed, research finds that 57% of employees earning $30,000 or less take on debt after a partially compensated or uncompensated #caregiving leave.

equitablegrowth.org/research-paper…
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Let’s consider what we got for the grifter @POTUS bargaining away my and your kid’s future: a corporate tax break that never trickled down to employees. A net reduction on those covered by healthcare and a decrease in life expectancy for those in poverty...
A global military presence with our military families continuously stretched thin - but now we’re switching sides to aid former enemies who continue to undermine our democracy, brutally killing journalists and pro-democracy leaders.
A complete roll back of our environmental standards - taking us away from the few international agreements and protocols that show even the slightest promise of forcing global leaders to change fossil fuel consumption patterns.
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This morning, I’m testifying before @housebudgetdems about how economic inequality is harming our economy—and what policymakers can do to fix it equitablegrowth.org/testimony-by-h…
GDP growth has been treated for decades by pundits and policymakers alike as synonymous with prosperity.

But where overall growth of the economic pie was once broadly representative of the lived experiences of most Americans, that is no longer true.
The distribution of wealth across U.S. households is now even more unequal than income:

The top 1% now controls 42% of all wealth and the top 0.1% controls more than 22% of all wealth in the U.S. economy--3x as much as a generation ago.
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For too long, #HERstory has been relegated to the sidelines. So, I'm taking matters into my own hands & as we continue our fight for a #WomensHistoryMuseum will be sharing stories of incredible American women so that we can all be #InspiredByHer - I hope you'll share yours, too. Image
For our first #InspiredByHer feature, we are inspired by our 9/11 first responders. Brenda Berkman was part of the first class of female firefighters in the @FDNY, a 9/11 first responder & is a founder of the United Women’s Firefighters (@unitedwomenffs). 📸: @womensmediacenter Image
For our next #InspiredbyHer feature; a true American intellectual & artist, #ZoraNealeHurston. Though too many of her accomplishments went unrecognized until after her death, she was a groundbreaking force in American literature - notably writing Their Eyes Were Watching God. Image
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A class action lawsuit was filed in 2017 against Walmart by former employees including Otisha Woolbright who faced pregnancy discrimination in Illinois & Florida & claimed Walmart failed to provide thousands of pregnant workers on-the-job accommodations. (1/3) #HerDreamDeferred
Her requests asking that she be excused from lifting heavy trays of chicken was rejected by her supervisor who told her that she had seen a pregnant Demi Moore do a somersault on television. (2/3) #HerDreamDeferred
It was only after Woolbright rushed to the hospital after lifting 35 lbs tray of rotisserie chickens that Walmart allowed her sedentary work but unfortunately she was terminated for asking about maternity leave. (3/3)
#HerDreamDeferred @IWPResearch @Policies4Action #PaidLeave
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This #ManufactureOfDoubt script has been used by the #formulaindustry from the very beginning. You can see it from 19th century advertisements through today. The script is a #social one, exactly as @prof_goldberg says - and where #culturalideologies & #politicaleconomy intersect.
Perfect for some #anthropological analysis. In case of #formulamarketing, the social script for #ManufactureofDoubt exploits & enhances existing #culturalideologies of anxiety abt #breastfeeding which have been around since late 19th cent among white, upper class women & spread
#Biomedicalization of #childbirth & #infantfeeding played a key part in deepening these anxieties & facilitated the #normalization of #infantformula by mid 20th cent, esp via medical experts & hospital practices that entailed routine separation & scheduled feeding
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What the research shows—and what we've learned from state-level experience—is that well-designed #paidleave policy benefits families AND the overall economy.

Here’s what we know about crafting an effective policy:

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1. It must cover the range of family & medical needs that require time away from work.

W/o a comprehensive program that covers ALL family care needs, families struggle to address work-life conflicts, and that struggle in turn generates social and economic costs.
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2. It must be available to all workers—men & women—equally.

Placing boundaries on the availability of mandated #paidleave negatively affects the labor market opportunities available to employed caregivers and others who require leave
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With the recent enactment of the paid family and medical leave law, many have asked what the new law will entail and how it will affect them. This policy brief is a great place to start!

umb.edu/editor_uploads…

#mapoli #PaidLeave
I'm grateful to Professors @randyalbelda and Alan Clayton-Matthews for their scholarship surrounding this issue, which helped inform our creation of the law, and for this succinct and informative policy brief on the topic!

#mapoli #PaidLeave
From the report:

"Combined with the provision of job protection for workers on leave, Massachusetts’ paid leave program will reduce the economic instability many workers now face when they leave without pay."

#mapoli #PaidLeave
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