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Economy, Business, Labor

US Workers Need Financial Relief Now

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The $1 trillion stimulus package proposed by the Trump administration would give Americans more spending money, but beside grocery stores many spending outlets have been closed by the pandemic.

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the dire need for economic relief as millions of US workers are being laid off or losing their jobs.

According to SurveyUSA, a staggering 14 million people have been laid off so far. Economists say upcoming job losses will be unprecedented. As we head towards April 1, when bills are due, relief is still nowhere in sight. Why is it taking so long? We'll get an update on the federal stimulus bill and find out about relief at the state and local levels.

 
Guests: 

Adam Briones, director of economic equity at The Greenlining Institute

Steven Greenhouse, former New York Times labor reporter and author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor

Web Resources:

Bloomberg:Pelosi’s $2.5 Trillion Virus Bill Delays Mortgage, Car Payments

NBC News:Coronavirus stimulus bill fails to move forward; McConnell cites 'obstruction'