Corporations have been taking advantage of workers, ripping them off and under-paying them. That's especially true when some of these big corporations are collecting billions of dollars in corporate welfare. So if these businesses can collect money from the taxpayers then they can start by paying a higher wage that is more in line with inflation and the cost of living.
They are just trying to rip workers off and under-pay them so they can maximize their profit. They can pay their workers more and still make a decent profit. These companies are also lobbying Congress trying to get shielded from liability if their employees catch COVID at work. If they are forcing workers to return to work under these conditions, they should be held liable for damages if their workers catch COVID and have to pay their workers damages.
By Chauncey Alcorn of CNN wrote:Loeffler, recently told Fox Business Network that she believes the supplemental unemployment payments from the federal government discourage out-of-work employees from returning to their jobs, where they risk catching coronavirus.
Under the CARES Act, more than two-thirds of laid-off employees were being paid more per week to stay home and collect unemployment than they would earn by returning to work, according to a University of Chicago analysis.
"I've talked to many employers across Georgia that are having a hard time bringing back folks to work," Loeffler told Fox Business last month. "We need to remove that incentive not to be at work. ... I'm not seeing a big need to extend the federal unemployment insurance."
Loeffler's office on Monday said she needed more time to respond to a request for comment about the soup kitchen being set up outside her office Tuesday.
UNITE HERE President D. Taylor and others have pointed out that Congress approved at least $23 billion in coronavirus relief grants to major airlines and about $500 billion in corporate loans via the CARES Act in March.
"I find it the height of hypocrisy that these same senators are willing to give billions to companies, but a poor worker getting $600 is too much," Taylor told CNN Business on Sunday.
The ripple effects from declining to extend unemployment may cost Americans more in the long run.
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