Comcast agrees to pay $295,000 to settle pay discrimination allegations
Comcast Corp. agreed to pay $295,000 to 45 Black and Hispanic workers at its Philadelphia headquarters and raised some salaries to settle allegations of pay discrimination from the U.S. Department of Labor.The department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) said it accused Comcast of discriminating against Black workers in engineering and program project management, as well as Hispanic employees in marketing and strategic planning. The agency said it found average pay disparities for the various positions ranging from $2,337 to $4,850 for those workers as of July 1, 2018, a...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Commentary: Labor Day 2020: Workers need power
Labor Day 2020 doesn’t have much for us everyday wage earners to celebrate. We’re struggling to pay bills and keep safe as COVID-19 runs its odious course. Our nation has bungled its response to the crisis, and we are paying the price.In July, the U.S. unemployment rate stood just above 10%, down from a more-than-70-year high of 14.7% in April. More than 51 million people have filed for unemployment benefits, over 16 million lost employer-provided health insurance and 26 million are hungry.Lack of federal leadership and scattershot “reopen” plans in states are driving COVID-19 spikes all over ...
Tribune News Service
What Are The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill’s Unemployment Benefits? Here’re All The Details You Need
The federal government has temporarily vastly expanded unemployment benefits, giving jobless workers $600 more per week on top of their existing state benefits, which range from $200 to $550 on average per week depending on the state.The extra money would last for four months and is a part of the $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by the House and signed by the president on Friday.CORONAVIRUS FAQ: WIKI OF MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS As governors began shutting down non-essential businesses to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, unemployment soared with a record 3.28 million people fili...