This Labor Day, COVID-19 has made clear that the time is ripe for a new social compact.When tens of millions can lose their jobs in an instant, why do we still force people to rely on their employers for health care, retirement security and an income floor? When state violence and discrimination against Black people are clear, why do we still depend on a system of social provision constructed largely before the civil rights movement? When so many women and men are stuck at home, why are mothers doing the bulk of pandemic childcare, 50 years after the feminist movement? How is it that essential workers are often paid the least and have so little security?This Labor Day, working people and their labor organizations can lead the way to a new, 21st century grand bargain that leverages government support in novel ways to build workers’ social protections; this time around, it can be largely unhitched from the employment relationship and without the racist and sexist structural baggage that undergirded the last system.ADVERTISEMENTThe nation manufactured the old social contract during the New Deal and World War II, and centered it around employment. The Great Depression revealed the urgent need for a… Read full this story
- A Plague Is an Apocalypse. But It Can Bring a New World.
- Asus ROG Phone 3 launch tonight: Where to watch the livestream, India launch time and everything we know so far
- Brazil Confirms Exit From UN Global Migration Compact - Reports
- Kia Motors teases new Sonet SUV ahead of August launch
- Kia Sonet compact SUV officially teased; oozes bold, powerful and distinctive design DNA
- Bernie Sanders Believes the Pandemic Makes the Case for Sweeping Reform
- Clean, compact, connected cities
- Quarantine, social bubbles will define on-campus experience for Bay Area college students
- First Stream: New Music From Beyonce, Billie Eilish, Sam Smith and More
- Epstein found dead in jail, was not on suicide watch
It's time for a new social compact have 311 words, post on thehill.com at September 7, 2020. This is cached page on wBlogs. If you want remove this page, please contact us.