Topic of the Week
Blog of the Week
Opening the Door to a More Democratic UAW
In December the leadership of the United Auto Workers reached a settlement with the Justice Department that opens the door to election of top union officers by referendum vote of the membership. That might well end more than 70 years of one-party control and help democratize a union once known for animated internal debate and competitive leadership contests.
Thought for the Week
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
–Martin Luther King, Jr.
List of the Week
from CBS News
Financial relief for Americans
Extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums. To do this, Biden will call on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to re-implement and extend the already defunct moratorium until at least March 31. The new president will also call on the Departments of Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, and Veterans Affairs to extend the foreclosure moratoriums for their federally backed mortgages. "These emergency measures are important," Mr. Biden's top economic adviser Brian Deese said on the call with reporters, "There are more than 11 million mortgages guaranteed by the VA, Department of Agriculture and HUD that would be extended."
Continue "pause" on student loan payments until September 30. The Biden advisers continue to assert Biden still supports his campaign pledge to cancel $10,000 of student loans, but this will take time as it has to go through Congress.
Top Five News Headlines
- The percentage of women who’ve experienced online sexual harassment has doubled since 2017
- Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers
- U.S. Still Lags In COVID-19 Workplace Safety, Former OSHA Official Says
- Why Some Sexual Harassment Claims Are Considered More Credible Than Others
- Here are some of the companies pushing financial incentives to get workers vaccinated