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Essential workers would get up to $25,000 boost under Senate Democrats' new

Essential workers would get up to $25,000 boost under Senate Democrats' new "Heroes Fund" stimulus

The hazard pay would go to employees deemed essential during the pandemic, including those who work in drug and grocery stores, and in health care, sanitation [...] Read full article: Essential workers would get up to $25,00...→

Essential workers would get up to $25,000 boost under Senate Democrats' new

Essential workers would get up to $25,000 boost under Senate Democrats' new "Heroes Fund" stimulus

The hazard pay would go to employees deemed essential during the pandemic, including those who work in drug and grocery stores, and in health care, sanitation [...] Read full article: Essential workers would get up to $25,00...→

Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more stars team up for upcoming Grammys special to honor essential workers

Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more stars team up for upcoming Grammys special to honor essential workers

Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more celebrities are teaming up for an upcoming star-studded special, "United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes," [...] Read full article: Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more st...→

Programs to provide free childcare for essential workers expanded - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is expanding support for essential workers who are serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: Programs to provide free childcare for e...→

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

There are 35 seats up for election in 2020, and Democrats are hoping to crack the GOP's slim 53-47 majority in November. Read full article: 2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats a...→

Boys & Girls Club of Elgin reopens to children of essential workers

Boys & Girls Club of Elgin reopens to children of essential workers

The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin has reopened its doors with new requirements -- such as wearing face masks -- to a limited number of children of essential worke [...] Read full article: Boys & Girls Club of Elgin reopens to ch...→

New York will give death benefits to families of essential public workers who di [...]

New York will give death benefits to families of essential public workers who di [...]

New York will give death benefits to families of essential public workers who died fighting the coronavirus. Read full article: New York will give death benefits to fam...→

Cuomo Says N.Y. State, Local Governments Will Pay Death Benefits For Essential Workers Killed By COVID-19

Cuomo Says N.Y. State, Local Governments Will Pay Death Benefits For Essential Workers Killed By COVID-19

Gov. Andrew Cuomo started his daily coronavirus briefing with a moment of silence for all who've fallen and are being honored on Memorial Day.  Read full article: Cuomo Says N.Y. State, Local Governments...→

Why Democrats think they can turn an Iowa Senate seat blue

Why Democrats think they can turn an Iowa Senate seat blue

The national party must first shepherd its chosen candidate, Theresa Greenfield, through an increasingly tricky primary. Read full article: Why Democrats think they can turn an Iow...→

New bill would raise minimum wage for essential workers in Michigan

New bill would raise minimum wage for essential workers in Michigan

New proposed legislation would raise minimum wage for essential workers in Michigan to $15 an hour. Read full article: New bill would raise minimum wage for es...→

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Wants You To Display American Flags

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Wants You To Display American Flags

The annual massive flag garden on Boston Common will not happen this Memorial Day weekend, but you can still take part. Read full article: Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Wants...→

Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead with raises for state workers over Senate Republicans objections

Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead with raises for state workers over Senate Republicans objections

The administration of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead and implement pay raises in July for thousands of state workers over the objections of Republicans [...] Read full article: Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead with raises ...→

Boys and Girls Clubs step up and help essential workers on front lines of pandemic

Boys and Girls Clubs step up and help essential workers on front lines of pandemic

Boys and Girls Clubs provide daycare services for kids of essential workers that work on the frontlines of pandemic. Read full article: Boys and Girls Clubs step up and help es...→

Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting front-line workers

As U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000, Democrats are slamming the Trump administration for failing to protect front-line workers, including those at meatpacki [...] Read full article: Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting f...→

CBS Will Air Grammys Special In June Celebrating Essential Workers

CBS Will Air Grammys Special In June Celebrating Essential Workers

The Recording Academy, Which Puts On The Grammy Awards, Announced That The Two-Hour Special, “United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes," will air J [...] Read full article: CBS Will Air Grammys Special In June Cel...→

Essential Workers Share Photos of Candy, Cards Employers Gifted Them Instead of Hazard Pay

Essential Workers Share Photos of Candy, Cards Employers Gifted Them Instead of Hazard Pay

A Twitter user caused an uproar on the social media platform after she posted a photo of a note and bag of candy her best friend received from his Walmart mana [...] Read full article: Essential Workers Share Photos of Candy,...→

NY has nation’s fifth-highest paid essential workers, study says

NY has nation’s fifth-highest paid essential workers, study says

Nearly one-third of New York’s workforce is considered essential during the coronavirus crisis — and is among the best paid in the nation, a new study says. Th [...] Read full article: NY has nation’s fifth-highest paid essen...→

New York Governor Cuomo says state will pay benefits to families of essential workers who died during pandemic

New York Governor Cuomo says state will pay benefits to families of essential workers who died during pandemic

"I feel a grave responsibility to our frontline workers, our essential workers, who understood the dangers of this COVID virus but went to work anyway," Govern [...] Read full article: New York Governor Cuomo says state will ...→

Once the helpers, now those in need—effects of pandemic lockdown in Italy reaches essential workers

Once the helpers, now those in need—effects of pandemic lockdown in Italy reaches essential workers

Donor-supported nongovernmental organizations in Italy are fighting for their survival and risk being forgotten as they face their own uncertain future in the [...] Read full article: Once the helpers, now those in need—effe...→

Legislators OK bill that gives ‘essential’ workers stricken with COVID-19 better access to worker’s compensation

Legislators OK bill that gives ‘essential’ workers stricken with COVID-19 better access to worker’s compensation

In a bipartisan effort aimed at helping workers who become infected with COVID-19, the Illinois House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a measure that would in [...] Read full article: Legislators OK bill that gives ‘essentia...→

Historic Warplanes Honor North Texas Frontline Workers in ‘Addison’s Salute to Heroes’ Flyover

Historic Warplanes Honor North Texas Frontline Workers in ‘Addison’s Salute to Heroes’ Flyover

The Town of Addison and the Cavanaugh Flight Museum are joining forces for an “Addison’s Salute to Heroes” flyover on Friday. Read full article: Historic Warplanes Honor North Texas Fro...→

‘Real recovery’ will ensure more protections for essential workers, says LatinX advocate

‘Real recovery’ will ensure more protections for essential workers, says LatinX advocate

Clarissa Martinez-de-Castro, the head of the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy group, discusses the importance of protecting and supporting essential workers, [...] Read full article: ‘Real recovery’ will ensure more protect...→

South Florida essential workers to be honored with flyover during Memorial Day weekend

South Florida essential workers to be honored with flyover during Memorial Day weekend

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida essential workers will be recognized with another flyover this weekend. The flyover, which will take place Saturday, May [...] Read full article: South Florida essential workers to be ho...→

As HEROES Act stalls in Senate, millions pin hopes on second stimulus check

As HEROES Act stalls in Senate, millions pin hopes on second stimulus check

Democrats have spoken of "urgency" in pushing through further measures during the COVID-19 crisis. Read full article: As HEROES Act stalls in Senate, millions...→

Senate Democrats raise concerns over safety of meat plants after Trump DPA order

Senate Democrats raise concerns over safety of meat plants after Trump DPA order

The group of senators, which included moderates like Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and hardline progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen Elizabeth Warr [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats raise concerns over saf...→

Football and basketball players at U of I, essential workers, head back to campus | Marlen Garcia

Football and basketball players at U of I, essential workers, head back to campus | Marlen Garcia

That they are going back, though summer classes were moved online because of the pandemic, underscores how valuable they are to the university. Read full article: Football and basketball players at U of ...→

Hazard pay is ending for many essential workers despite ongoing hazard they face

Hazard pay is ending for many essential workers despite ongoing hazard they face

Many essential workers are struggling with the question: why is hazard pay over when the hazard of the pandemic is not? Read full article: Hazard pay is ending for many essential ...→

Ansel Brainerd Cook NSDAR Chapter Makes Face Masks for Health Care and Essential Workers

Ansel Brainerd Cook NSDAR Chapter Makes Face Masks for Health Care and Essential Workers

The Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), in Libertyville has been busy at work helping address the shorta [...] Read full article: Ansel Brainerd Cook NSDAR Chapter Makes ...→

Cuomo renews call for federal hazard pay for essential workers

Cuomo renews call for federal hazard pay for essential workers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday renewed his call for federal hazard pay for front-line essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Cuomo renews call for federal hazard pay...→

This bus driver gets essential workers to hospitals while the city sleeps

This bus driver gets essential workers to hospitals while the city sleeps

Bus driver Monique Fletcher’s late-night runs on Brooklyn’s B63 and B70 routes have become a vital connection in the city’s fight against the coronavirus. “My [...] Read full article: This bus driver gets essential workers t...→

A grizzly-fighting, independent doctor from Alaska could help Democrats turn the Senate blue

A grizzly-fighting, independent doctor from Alaska could help Democrats turn the Senate blue

Between recently out fundraising his opponent, the state's political makeup, and the absence of a Democratic candidate, the independent has caught the eye of t [...] Read full article: A grizzly-fighting, independent doctor f...→

Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway to help 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway to help 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Just before leaving office, John Cullerton gave $92,000 from 2 political funds to his distant cousin Thomas Cullerton and Martin Sandoval for their criminal de [...] Read full article: Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash give...→

Ditmas Park tailor creates mask taskforce, makes thousands of masks for essential workers

Ditmas Park tailor creates mask taskforce, makes thousands of masks for essential workers

A local tailor is switching gears from making alterations in clothes to sewing facemasks for the community, and she's garnering the support of residents in her [...] Read full article: Ditmas Park tailor creates mask taskforc...→

Coronavirus leads Work 'N Gear to donate scrubs, masks to first responders, other essential workers

Coronavirus leads Work 'N Gear to donate scrubs, masks to first responders, other essential workers

A retail business that sells essential apparel and footwear brands for hardworking Americans in the health care, industrial and restaurant industries is now ta [...] Read full article: Coronavirus leads Work 'N Gear to donate...→

Republicans, Democrats pour millions into Montana as state emerges as battleground for control of the Senate

Republicans, Democrats pour millions into Montana as state emerges as battleground for control of the Senate

"Democrats are really expanding the Senate map. One of the reasons they've been able to do that is because they have good candidates," said one election foreca [...] Read full article: Republicans, Democrats pour millions int...→

Unions prove to be a necessity for essential workers throughout COVID-19 crisis - amNewYork

While essential workers are still going to work every day to fight off the deadly COVID-19 pandemic across New York City, unions have continuously backed Read full article: Unions prove to be a necessity for essen...→

President Trump urges Senate Republicans to “be tough” on Democrats

President Trump urges Senate Republicans to “be tough” on Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for perhaps one of the larger social gatherings still happening in Washington amid the c [...] Read full article: President Trump urges Senate Republicans...→

Amazon Institutes New ‘Hero Tax’ Charging Essential Workers Additional $2 Per Hour For Honor Of Bravely Performing Job

Amazon Institutes New ‘Hero Tax’ Charging Essential Workers Additional $2 Per Hour For Honor Of Bravely Performing Job

SEATTLE—Calling it a “beautiful tribute” to the men and women who put their lives on the line every single day, Amazon instituted a new “hero tax” Tuesday, cha [...] Read full article: Amazon Institutes New ‘Hero Tax’ Chargin...→

Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more stars team up for upcoming Grammys special to honor essential workers

Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more stars team up for upcoming Grammys special to honor essential workers

Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more celebrities are teaming up for an upcoming star-studded special, "United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes," [...] Read full article: Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more st...→

CBS Will Air Grammys Special In June Celebrating Essential Workers

CBS Will Air Grammys Special In June Celebrating Essential Workers

The Recording Academy, Which Puts On The Grammy Awards, Announced That The Two-Hour Special, “United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes," will air J [...] Read full article: CBS Will Air Grammys Special In June Cel...→

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

There are 35 seats up for election in 2020, and Democrats are hoping to crack the GOP's slim 53-47 majority in November. Read full article: 2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats a...→

Boys & Girls Club of Elgin reopens to children of essential workers

Boys & Girls Club of Elgin reopens to children of essential workers

The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin has reopened its doors with new requirements -- such as wearing face masks -- to a limited number of children of essential worke [...] Read full article: Boys & Girls Club of Elgin reopens to ch...→

Ansel Brainerd Cook NSDAR Chapter Makes Face Masks for Health Care and Essential Workers

Ansel Brainerd Cook NSDAR Chapter Makes Face Masks for Health Care and Essential Workers

The Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), in Libertyville has been busy at work helping address the shorta [...] Read full article: Ansel Brainerd Cook NSDAR Chapter Makes ...→

New York Governor Cuomo says state will pay benefits to families of essential workers who died during pandemic

New York Governor Cuomo says state will pay benefits to families of essential workers who died during pandemic

"I feel a grave responsibility to our frontline workers, our essential workers, who understood the dangers of this COVID virus but went to work anyway," Govern [...] Read full article: New York Governor Cuomo says state will ...→

Cuomo Says N.Y. State, Local Governments Will Pay Death Benefits For Essential Workers Killed By COVID-19

Cuomo Says N.Y. State, Local Governments Will Pay Death Benefits For Essential Workers Killed By COVID-19

Gov. Andrew Cuomo started his daily coronavirus briefing with a moment of silence for all who've fallen and are being honored on Memorial Day.  Read full article: Cuomo Says N.Y. State, Local Governments...→

This bus driver gets essential workers to hospitals while the city sleeps

This bus driver gets essential workers to hospitals while the city sleeps

Bus driver Monique Fletcher’s late-night runs on Brooklyn’s B63 and B70 routes have become a vital connection in the city’s fight against the coronavirus. “My [...] Read full article: This bus driver gets essential workers t...→

Legislators OK bill that gives ‘essential’ workers stricken with COVID-19 better access to worker’s compensation

Legislators OK bill that gives ‘essential’ workers stricken with COVID-19 better access to worker’s compensation

In a bipartisan effort aimed at helping workers who become infected with COVID-19, the Illinois House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a measure that would in [...] Read full article: Legislators OK bill that gives ‘essentia...→

New bill would raise minimum wage for essential workers in Michigan

New bill would raise minimum wage for essential workers in Michigan

New proposed legislation would raise minimum wage for essential workers in Michigan to $15 an hour. Read full article: New bill would raise minimum wage for es...→

Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway to help 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway to help 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Just before leaving office, John Cullerton gave $92,000 from 2 political funds to his distant cousin Thomas Cullerton and Martin Sandoval for their criminal de [...] Read full article: Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash give...→

‘Real recovery’ will ensure more protections for essential workers, says LatinX advocate

‘Real recovery’ will ensure more protections for essential workers, says LatinX advocate

Clarissa Martinez-de-Castro, the head of the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy group, discusses the importance of protecting and supporting essential workers, [...] Read full article: ‘Real recovery’ will ensure more protect...→

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Wants You To Display American Flags

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Wants You To Display American Flags

The annual massive flag garden on Boston Common will not happen this Memorial Day weekend, but you can still take part. Read full article: Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Wants...→

Coronavirus leads Work 'N Gear to donate scrubs, masks to first responders, other essential workers

Coronavirus leads Work 'N Gear to donate scrubs, masks to first responders, other essential workers

A retail business that sells essential apparel and footwear brands for hardworking Americans in the health care, industrial and restaurant industries is now ta [...] Read full article: Coronavirus leads Work 'N Gear to donate...→

Unions prove to be a necessity for essential workers throughout COVID-19 crisis - amNewYork

While essential workers are still going to work every day to fight off the deadly COVID-19 pandemic across New York City, unions have continuously backed Read full article: Unions prove to be a necessity for essen...→

As HEROES Act stalls in Senate, millions pin hopes on second stimulus check

As HEROES Act stalls in Senate, millions pin hopes on second stimulus check

Democrats have spoken of "urgency" in pushing through further measures during the COVID-19 crisis. Read full article: As HEROES Act stalls in Senate, millions...→

Amazon Institutes New ‘Hero Tax’ Charging Essential Workers Additional $2 Per Hour For Honor Of Bravely Performing Job

Amazon Institutes New ‘Hero Tax’ Charging Essential Workers Additional $2 Per Hour For Honor Of Bravely Performing Job

SEATTLE—Calling it a “beautiful tribute” to the men and women who put their lives on the line every single day, Amazon instituted a new “hero tax” Tuesday, cha [...] Read full article: Amazon Institutes New ‘Hero Tax’ Chargin...→

Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting front-line workers

As U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000, Democrats are slamming the Trump administration for failing to protect front-line workers, including those at meatpacki [...] Read full article: Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting f...→

Programs to provide free childcare for essential workers expanded - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is expanding support for essential workers who are serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: Programs to provide free childcare for e...→

Football and basketball players at U of I, essential workers, head back to campus | Marlen Garcia

Football and basketball players at U of I, essential workers, head back to campus | Marlen Garcia

That they are going back, though summer classes were moved online because of the pandemic, underscores how valuable they are to the university. Read full article: Football and basketball players at U of ...→

Essential Workers Share Photos of Candy, Cards Employers Gifted Them Instead of Hazard Pay

Essential Workers Share Photos of Candy, Cards Employers Gifted Them Instead of Hazard Pay

A Twitter user caused an uproar on the social media platform after she posted a photo of a note and bag of candy her best friend received from his Walmart mana [...] Read full article: Essential Workers Share Photos of Candy,...→

Hazard pay is ending for many essential workers despite ongoing hazard they face

Hazard pay is ending for many essential workers despite ongoing hazard they face

Many essential workers are struggling with the question: why is hazard pay over when the hazard of the pandemic is not? Read full article: Hazard pay is ending for many essential ...→

NY has nation’s fifth-highest paid essential workers, study says

NY has nation’s fifth-highest paid essential workers, study says

Nearly one-third of New York’s workforce is considered essential during the coronavirus crisis — and is among the best paid in the nation, a new study says. Th [...] Read full article: NY has nation’s fifth-highest paid essen...→

New York will give death benefits to families of essential public workers who di [...]

New York will give death benefits to families of essential public workers who di [...]

New York will give death benefits to families of essential public workers who died fighting the coronavirus. Read full article: New York will give death benefits to fam...→

Cuomo renews call for federal hazard pay for essential workers

Cuomo renews call for federal hazard pay for essential workers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday renewed his call for federal hazard pay for front-line essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Cuomo renews call for federal hazard pay...→

Once the helpers, now those in need—effects of pandemic lockdown in Italy reaches essential workers

Once the helpers, now those in need—effects of pandemic lockdown in Italy reaches essential workers

Donor-supported nongovernmental organizations in Italy are fighting for their survival and risk being forgotten as they face their own uncertain future in the [...] Read full article: Once the helpers, now those in need—effe...→

Why Democrats think they can turn an Iowa Senate seat blue

Why Democrats think they can turn an Iowa Senate seat blue

The national party must first shepherd its chosen candidate, Theresa Greenfield, through an increasingly tricky primary. Read full article: Why Democrats think they can turn an Iow...→

A grizzly-fighting, independent doctor from Alaska could help Democrats turn the Senate blue

A grizzly-fighting, independent doctor from Alaska could help Democrats turn the Senate blue

Between recently out fundraising his opponent, the state's political makeup, and the absence of a Democratic candidate, the independent has caught the eye of t [...] Read full article: A grizzly-fighting, independent doctor f...→

Historic Warplanes Honor North Texas Frontline Workers in ‘Addison’s Salute to Heroes’ Flyover

Historic Warplanes Honor North Texas Frontline Workers in ‘Addison’s Salute to Heroes’ Flyover

The Town of Addison and the Cavanaugh Flight Museum are joining forces for an “Addison’s Salute to Heroes” flyover on Friday. Read full article: Historic Warplanes Honor North Texas Fro...→

Ditmas Park tailor creates mask taskforce, makes thousands of masks for essential workers

Ditmas Park tailor creates mask taskforce, makes thousands of masks for essential workers

A local tailor is switching gears from making alterations in clothes to sewing facemasks for the community, and she's garnering the support of residents in her [...] Read full article: Ditmas Park tailor creates mask taskforc...→

Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead with raises for state workers over Senate Republicans objections

Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead with raises for state workers over Senate Republicans objections

The administration of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead and implement pay raises in July for thousands of state workers over the objections of Republicans [...] Read full article: Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead with raises ...→

Republicans, Democrats pour millions into Montana as state emerges as battleground for control of the Senate

Republicans, Democrats pour millions into Montana as state emerges as battleground for control of the Senate

"Democrats are really expanding the Senate map. One of the reasons they've been able to do that is because they have good candidates," said one election foreca [...] Read full article: Republicans, Democrats pour millions int...→

South Florida essential workers to be honored with flyover during Memorial Day weekend

South Florida essential workers to be honored with flyover during Memorial Day weekend

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida essential workers will be recognized with another flyover this weekend. The flyover, which will take place Saturday, May [...] Read full article: South Florida essential workers to be ho...→

Boys and Girls Clubs step up and help essential workers on front lines of pandemic

Boys and Girls Clubs step up and help essential workers on front lines of pandemic

Boys and Girls Clubs provide daycare services for kids of essential workers that work on the frontlines of pandemic. Read full article: Boys and Girls Clubs step up and help es...→

President Trump urges Senate Republicans to “be tough” on Democrats

President Trump urges Senate Republicans to “be tough” on Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for perhaps one of the larger social gatherings still happening in Washington amid the c [...] Read full article: President Trump urges Senate Republicans...→

Senate Democrats raise concerns over safety of meat plants after Trump DPA order

Senate Democrats raise concerns over safety of meat plants after Trump DPA order

The group of senators, which included moderates like Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and hardline progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen Elizabeth Warr [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats raise concerns over saf...→

Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more stars team up for upcoming Grammys special to honor essential workers

Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more stars team up for upcoming Grammys special to honor essential workers

Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more celebrities are teaming up for an upcoming star-studded special, "United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes," [...] Read full article: Harry Connick Jr., Brad Pitt and more st...→

Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting front-line workers

As U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000, Democrats are slamming the Trump administration for failing to protect front-line workers, including those at meatpacki [...] Read full article: Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting f...→

Programs to provide free childcare for essential workers expanded - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is expanding support for essential workers who are serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: Programs to provide free childcare for e...→

CBS Will Air Grammys Special In June Celebrating Essential Workers

CBS Will Air Grammys Special In June Celebrating Essential Workers

The Recording Academy, Which Puts On The Grammy Awards, Announced That The Two-Hour Special, “United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes," will air J [...] Read full article: CBS Will Air Grammys Special In June Cel...→

Football and basketball players at U of I, essential workers, head back to campus | Marlen Garcia

Football and basketball players at U of I, essential workers, head back to campus | Marlen Garcia

That they are going back, though summer classes were moved online because of the pandemic, underscores how valuable they are to the university. Read full article: Football and basketball players at U of ...→

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats and Republicans are hoping to flip

There are 35 seats up for election in 2020, and Democrats are hoping to crack the GOP's slim 53-47 majority in November. Read full article: 2020 Senate races: The seats Democrats a...→

Essential Workers Share Photos of Candy, Cards Employers Gifted Them Instead of Hazard Pay

Essential Workers Share Photos of Candy, Cards Employers Gifted Them Instead of Hazard Pay

A Twitter user caused an uproar on the social media platform after she posted a photo of a note and bag of candy her best friend received from his Walmart mana [...] Read full article: Essential Workers Share Photos of Candy,...→

Hazard pay is ending for many essential workers despite ongoing hazard they face

Hazard pay is ending for many essential workers despite ongoing hazard they face

Many essential workers are struggling with the question: why is hazard pay over when the hazard of the pandemic is not? Read full article: Hazard pay is ending for many essential ...→

Boys & Girls Club of Elgin reopens to children of essential workers

Boys & Girls Club of Elgin reopens to children of essential workers

The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin has reopened its doors with new requirements -- such as wearing face masks -- to a limited number of children of essential worke [...] Read full article: Boys & Girls Club of Elgin reopens to ch...→

NY has nation’s fifth-highest paid essential workers, study says

NY has nation’s fifth-highest paid essential workers, study says

Nearly one-third of New York’s workforce is considered essential during the coronavirus crisis — and is among the best paid in the nation, a new study says. Th [...] Read full article: NY has nation’s fifth-highest paid essen...→

Ansel Brainerd Cook NSDAR Chapter Makes Face Masks for Health Care and Essential Workers

Ansel Brainerd Cook NSDAR Chapter Makes Face Masks for Health Care and Essential Workers

The Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), in Libertyville has been busy at work helping address the shorta [...] Read full article: Ansel Brainerd Cook NSDAR Chapter Makes ...→

New York will give death benefits to families of essential public workers who di [...]

New York will give death benefits to families of essential public workers who di [...]

New York will give death benefits to families of essential public workers who died fighting the coronavirus. Read full article: New York will give death benefits to fam...→

New York Governor Cuomo says state will pay benefits to families of essential workers who died during pandemic

New York Governor Cuomo says state will pay benefits to families of essential workers who died during pandemic

"I feel a grave responsibility to our frontline workers, our essential workers, who understood the dangers of this COVID virus but went to work anyway," Govern [...] Read full article: New York Governor Cuomo says state will ...→

Cuomo renews call for federal hazard pay for essential workers

Cuomo renews call for federal hazard pay for essential workers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday renewed his call for federal hazard pay for front-line essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Cuomo renews call for federal hazard pay...→

Cuomo Says N.Y. State, Local Governments Will Pay Death Benefits For Essential Workers Killed By COVID-19

Cuomo Says N.Y. State, Local Governments Will Pay Death Benefits For Essential Workers Killed By COVID-19

Gov. Andrew Cuomo started his daily coronavirus briefing with a moment of silence for all who've fallen and are being honored on Memorial Day.  Read full article: Cuomo Says N.Y. State, Local Governments...→

Once the helpers, now those in need—effects of pandemic lockdown in Italy reaches essential workers

Once the helpers, now those in need—effects of pandemic lockdown in Italy reaches essential workers

Donor-supported nongovernmental organizations in Italy are fighting for their survival and risk being forgotten as they face their own uncertain future in the [...] Read full article: Once the helpers, now those in need—effe...→

This bus driver gets essential workers to hospitals while the city sleeps

This bus driver gets essential workers to hospitals while the city sleeps

Bus driver Monique Fletcher’s late-night runs on Brooklyn’s B63 and B70 routes have become a vital connection in the city’s fight against the coronavirus. “My [...] Read full article: This bus driver gets essential workers t...→

Why Democrats think they can turn an Iowa Senate seat blue

Why Democrats think they can turn an Iowa Senate seat blue

The national party must first shepherd its chosen candidate, Theresa Greenfield, through an increasingly tricky primary. Read full article: Why Democrats think they can turn an Iow...→

Legislators OK bill that gives ‘essential’ workers stricken with COVID-19 better access to worker’s compensation

Legislators OK bill that gives ‘essential’ workers stricken with COVID-19 better access to worker’s compensation

In a bipartisan effort aimed at helping workers who become infected with COVID-19, the Illinois House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a measure that would in [...] Read full article: Legislators OK bill that gives ‘essentia...→

A grizzly-fighting, independent doctor from Alaska could help Democrats turn the Senate blue

A grizzly-fighting, independent doctor from Alaska could help Democrats turn the Senate blue

Between recently out fundraising his opponent, the state's political makeup, and the absence of a Democratic candidate, the independent has caught the eye of t [...] Read full article: A grizzly-fighting, independent doctor f...→

New bill would raise minimum wage for essential workers in Michigan

New bill would raise minimum wage for essential workers in Michigan

New proposed legislation would raise minimum wage for essential workers in Michigan to $15 an hour. Read full article: New bill would raise minimum wage for es...→

Historic Warplanes Honor North Texas Frontline Workers in ‘Addison’s Salute to Heroes’ Flyover

Historic Warplanes Honor North Texas Frontline Workers in ‘Addison’s Salute to Heroes’ Flyover

The Town of Addison and the Cavanaugh Flight Museum are joining forces for an “Addison’s Salute to Heroes” flyover on Friday. Read full article: Historic Warplanes Honor North Texas Fro...→

Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway to help 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway to help 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Just before leaving office, John Cullerton gave $92,000 from 2 political funds to his distant cousin Thomas Cullerton and Martin Sandoval for their criminal de [...] Read full article: Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash give...→

‘Real recovery’ will ensure more protections for essential workers, says LatinX advocate

‘Real recovery’ will ensure more protections for essential workers, says LatinX advocate

Clarissa Martinez-de-Castro, the head of the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy group, discusses the importance of protecting and supporting essential workers, [...] Read full article: ‘Real recovery’ will ensure more protect...→

Ditmas Park tailor creates mask taskforce, makes thousands of masks for essential workers

Ditmas Park tailor creates mask taskforce, makes thousands of masks for essential workers

A local tailor is switching gears from making alterations in clothes to sewing facemasks for the community, and she's garnering the support of residents in her [...] Read full article: Ditmas Park tailor creates mask taskforc...→

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Wants You To Display American Flags

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Wants You To Display American Flags

The annual massive flag garden on Boston Common will not happen this Memorial Day weekend, but you can still take part. Read full article: Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Wants...→

Coronavirus leads Work 'N Gear to donate scrubs, masks to first responders, other essential workers

Coronavirus leads Work 'N Gear to donate scrubs, masks to first responders, other essential workers

A retail business that sells essential apparel and footwear brands for hardworking Americans in the health care, industrial and restaurant industries is now ta [...] Read full article: Coronavirus leads Work 'N Gear to donate...→

Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead with raises for state workers over Senate Republicans objections

Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead with raises for state workers over Senate Republicans objections

The administration of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead and implement pay raises in July for thousands of state workers over the objections of Republicans [...] Read full article: Gov. Tim Walz will go ahead with raises ...→

Republicans, Democrats pour millions into Montana as state emerges as battleground for control of the Senate

Republicans, Democrats pour millions into Montana as state emerges as battleground for control of the Senate

"Democrats are really expanding the Senate map. One of the reasons they've been able to do that is because they have good candidates," said one election foreca [...] Read full article: Republicans, Democrats pour millions int...→

South Florida essential workers to be honored with flyover during Memorial Day weekend

South Florida essential workers to be honored with flyover during Memorial Day weekend

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida essential workers will be recognized with another flyover this weekend. The flyover, which will take place Saturday, May [...] Read full article: South Florida essential workers to be ho...→

Unions prove to be a necessity for essential workers throughout COVID-19 crisis - amNewYork

While essential workers are still going to work every day to fight off the deadly COVID-19 pandemic across New York City, unions have continuously backed Read full article: Unions prove to be a necessity for essen...→

Boys and Girls Clubs step up and help essential workers on front lines of pandemic

Boys and Girls Clubs step up and help essential workers on front lines of pandemic

Boys and Girls Clubs provide daycare services for kids of essential workers that work on the frontlines of pandemic. Read full article: Boys and Girls Clubs step up and help es...→

As HEROES Act stalls in Senate, millions pin hopes on second stimulus check

As HEROES Act stalls in Senate, millions pin hopes on second stimulus check

Democrats have spoken of "urgency" in pushing through further measures during the COVID-19 crisis. Read full article: As HEROES Act stalls in Senate, millions...→

President Trump urges Senate Republicans to “be tough” on Democrats

President Trump urges Senate Republicans to “be tough” on Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for perhaps one of the larger social gatherings still happening in Washington amid the c [...] Read full article: President Trump urges Senate Republicans...→

Senate Democrats raise concerns over safety of meat plants after Trump DPA order

Senate Democrats raise concerns over safety of meat plants after Trump DPA order

The group of senators, which included moderates like Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and hardline progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen Elizabeth Warr [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats raise concerns over saf...→

Amazon Institutes New ‘Hero Tax’ Charging Essential Workers Additional $2 Per Hour For Honor Of Bravely Performing Job

Amazon Institutes New ‘Hero Tax’ Charging Essential Workers Additional $2 Per Hour For Honor Of Bravely Performing Job

SEATTLE—Calling it a “beautiful tribute” to the men and women who put their lives on the line every single day, Amazon instituted a new “hero tax” Tuesday, cha [...] Read full article: Amazon Institutes New ‘Hero Tax’ Chargin...→