We’re heading into Thanksgiving week, and we’re listening to numerous dialogue of how persons are—or aren’t—staying protected, from solitary dwelling to plans for big gatherings and every part in between. We additionally must be speaking about how this vacation season kicks off after 35 straight weeks of 1,000,000 or extra folks making use of for unemployment insurance coverage, and with Republicans nonetheless blocking the help working folks want within the COVID-19 economic system.
Coronavirus charges are rising and it’s extra vital than ever for folks to remain dwelling as a lot as they will. However that might imply paying them so they might afford to take action, relatively than being pushed out to scrounge for no matter work they will discover, nonetheless unsafe it might be. Congress gained’t try this, and main firms are showing how little they value their workers. So on Thanksgiving, take into consideration the individuals who can’t have a vacation not simply because they will’t see household and mates, however as a result of they’re struggling to purchase meals and keep housed. And, simply as vital, take into consideration why that’s and who’s accountable.