We’re heading into Thanksgiving week, and we’re listening to a number of dialogue of how individuals are—or aren’t—staying secure, from solitary residing to plans for big gatherings and all the pieces in between. We additionally should be speaking about how this vacation season kicks off after 35 straight weeks of one million or extra individuals making use of for unemployment insurance coverage, and with Republicans nonetheless blocking the help working individuals want within the COVID-19 economic system.
Coronavirus charges are rising and it’s extra essential than ever for individuals to remain residence as a lot as they will. But that will imply paying them so they might afford to take action, slightly than being pushed out to scrounge for no matter work they will discover, nevertheless unsafe it could be. Congress gained’t do this, and main firms are exhibiting how little they worth their employees. 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 essential, take into consideration why that’s and who’s guilty.