We have states: Montana, South Carolina, who are turning down Federal dollars for unemployment.
The latest from the right -wing is that the Unemployment Benefits are too generous, and people don’t want to work.
I call bullshyt on that. People have had time to think, and they aren’t willing to work jobs for shyt wages and no benefits. Folks also forget to add that people don’t want to work jobs that have UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS. Now, what about the accusation of there not being workers applying for these shyt jobs. That might very well be true. After all, I will remind these same folks that they were the -OPEN THE ECONOMY NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC -people. The official COVID DEATH TOLL is now approaching 600,000. There was a study released last week that said that number was too low. That the real number could possibly reach 900,000!
Whether it’s 600k up to 900k…
THOSE PEOPLE WORKED SOMEWHERE.
And, then, what about the people who didn’t die from COVID, but that life altering physical conditions because of COVID, and are now among the disabled?
There are MILLIONS in this category. We have just begun to study them.
Then, there are those who were like, “well a majority of those were Senior Citizens.”
Well, guess what a lot of those Elders did? What they provided?
Low-cost to free childcare for their families.
There is a reason why the statistics for job loss during this pandemic have skewed in such a gendered way- WOMEN have shouldered the brunt of the job losses, because women have had to deal with what happened to their children.
Schools are not fully open, and neither is childcare. These are very real issues facing working mothers all across this country.
Tired of people who wanted to OPEN THE ECONOMY before it was ready.
Wanted to open schools before they were ready..
Now, want to force people back into low paying jobs with no benefits under UNSAFE WORKING.
No, I don’t think so.😠😠😠
Analysis: Hiring was much weaker than expected in April. Wall Street thinks it’s a blip, but there could be a much deeper re-think going on of what jobs are needed and what workers want to do on a daily basis. https://t.co/Fe5Iq7tTlc
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 7, 2021
Rep. Jim Clyburn: "This notion that people are not going to work because they'd rather stay at home, they'd make more money if they are drawing unemployment, I've been hearing that all my life. It has never been true, it's not true now, and I don't think it ever will be true." pic.twitter.com/QQwFDTZWpI
— The Hill (@thehill) May 9, 2021
What’s happening right now with employers not being able to lure their workers back with wages lower than unemployment shows what happens when the government forces the private sector to compete.
Imagine if we had the public healthcare option.
— chris evans (@chris_notcapn) May 8, 2021
Why is it – that the unemployment benefits are too generous rather than the pay offered by employers too low?
Pay more $ = find more workers
If margins are so thin, that you cannot increase pay without passing it through/losing customers = your biz model doesn’t work https://t.co/OODyU8smSH
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) May 10, 2021
US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/big-us-job-gain-expected-if-employers-found-enough-workers/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_inset_1.1 via @seattletimes