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With federal COVID sick leave gone, workers feel pressure to show up at work

Paid sick leave is an essential tool in the effort to prevent COVID-19 infection and keep workplaces safe, yet federal laws that offered COVID-related paid sick leave have expired, and many sick workers must wrestle with difficult questions when deciding whether to stay home.... Read more»

Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic

Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. ... Read more»

Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill

The Senate gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.... Read more»