The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged this country during the past 10 weeks, taking the lives of some 100,000 Americans and jeopardizing the health of millions more. But a deeper dive into those statistics find that people of color – African Americans, Latinos and other minority groups – are suffering the effects of the illness at a significantly higher rate.
Income inequality, already a significant issue for the nation’s workers before the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, has exploded in recent weeks due to tens of millions of U.S. workers who have lost their jobs. And even once more people return to work, the wage gap is unlikely to improve significantly.
It's time for Capitol Hill to come together and provide additional support for public sector workers.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, union members step up to give more and support Teamster political power.
Hardworking Americans are facing uncertain futures through no fault of their own. Congress needs to lend them a hand.
In an unprecedented time when hardworking Americans are being challenged, lawmakers must do more.
Union has pushed for inclusion of provisions that will keep workers safe, put money in their pocket.
First responders and other frontline workers will now have greater protection against coronavirus.