Laid off airline employees are not getting any benefits other than severance pay. That means no health insurance or free flights, and the airlines have said they don't know when or if they'll be needed again. And because of training and recertification requirements, it will be difficult to recall these former employees once they are gone. … [Read more...] about Flight attendants share emotional goodbyes on final flights following job cuts
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“I’ve voted in every election since 1975. But this was the first year I got off the bench and actively campaigned for my Democratic congressperson and Joe Biden. I’ve actively recruited people and have handwritten 100 postcards. This is the first time in my life I’ve ever put up a lawn sign. Plus, I’ve been active in state politics as well … personally attending fundraisers for my Democratic state representative. Plus, I’ve given money to ActBlue, to the battle in Texas, and to the opponents of Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham. I look at it as force-multiplying my vote. And I made sure to keep my raised activity from my Republican friends, so they think I’m responsible for a single vote when I’m working feverishly to be responsible for many more.” … [Read more...] about 1,613
That’s when the legal skirmishes began. A group of pro-housing city dwellers sued Lafayette in 2015 for scrapping the apartments, the first bout in what became a statewide “Sue the Suburbs” campaign. The plaintiff, California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund, cited the Housing Accountability Act, which bars cities from rejecting development for arbitrary reasons — in this case, because an outspoken faction of Lafayette residents wanted to preserve the scenic aspect of the city. … [Read more...] about The apartment proposal that sparked Lafayette’s housing war is back. Can it win approval?
Glatnz: There’s two main reasons. The first is that they don’t have any close friends, which I know sounds bad, but I read somewhere that 1 in 4 people don’t have a close friend. So they’ll contact us to just be there with them, to help them not feel alone. This has been popular in the pandemic, especially for brides or people who don’t have any close friends in the local city, or can’t get there in time. We’ve done socially distant weddings where we are the only people there as the friend. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic will change wedding industry forever, founder of ‘Bridesmaid for Hire’ says
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said earlier this week that “too little support would lead to a weak recovery, creating unnecessary hardship for households and businesses.” In his view, direct payments to households, more generous unemployment insurance and help for small businesses have kept the situation from worsening further. But a downward spiral of job losses begetting more job losses through reduced consumer spending is still a very real possibility without further government support. … [Read more...] about 2nd Stimulus Check Status: Negotiations Back On As President Trump Eager For Another Round Of Stimulus