Tell NCGA to stop proposal that will hurt jobless workers and our economic recovery

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North Carolina Senators have voted to put in place strict, costly work search requirements to catch people in red tape and stop wage replacement. Now the House Finance committee is going to hear a bill to withdraw from federal Pandemic Unemployment Insurance entirely.  

Your voice is needed to stop this proposal from hurting jobless workers and our economic recovery. 

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Tell NCGA Lawmakers to support an equitable recovery for workers, not return to work rules

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The fastest way to get people back to work is to raise the wages for job openings and make sure working parents can afford and find child care.  Instead, North Carolina lawmakers are proposing a $1,500 return to work bonus, in an effort to support employers seeking to rehire those who have lost work during COVID-19, and then setting new penalties and red tape, like strict work search requirements, for jobless people to meet to continue to receive wage replacement

This bill attempts to further tilt the labor market in favor of the already powerful employer and subsidize their efforts to lure people back to low-paying jobs. It then would penalize jobless workers who don’t follow strict, costly administrative rules.

Tell your Senator to reject this tax break for big, profitable corporations

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This week in Senate Finance, a proposed substitute for House Bill 334, will be discussed that would eliminate taxes on corporate profits by 2026 in North Carolina.

You read that right: Senate Republicans would reduce tax collections from profitable corporations, many of whom are doing quite well in the pandemic.

Tell your Senator to reject another giveaway to profitable corporations.

Tell your Congressperson to support the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act

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The U.S. House of Representatives will soon vote on an important measure to protect pregnant workers from discrimination. This is a major opportunity to advance family-friendly workplace policy, and we need to make sure all North Carolina members of U.S. Congress know we are counting on them to vote YES on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act when it comes to the floor for a vote. 

URGENT ACTION NEEDED on NC KinCare and safe days bill

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Lawmakers have introduced a bill in the NC General Assembly that would guarantee employees the right to use their sick days, whether paid or unpaid, to care for a sick loved one, seek preventative care, or deal with the physical, mental, or legal impacts of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

This bill would be game-changing for so many families, but in order for it to have a fighting chance, it must pass through the NC House by the end of May 13th.

On Mother's Day, tell NC lawmakers what moms really want.

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Tell your Representatives and Senators to support family-friendly workplace policies, like paid family and medical leave, the ability to earn paid sick days to care for their families, affordable, quality child care, and protections in the workplace during pregnancy.

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Tell NC lawmakers we need to raise the state minimum wage

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North Carolina lawmakers have announced the reintroduction of inclusive legislation that raises the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour by 2023 and indexes it to the cost of living, ends the subminimum wage for persons with disabilities, phases out the tipped minimum (currently $2.13 an hour) and repeals exemptions for agricultural and domestic workers.

Tell NCGA: NC working families need a Recovery Rebate

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North Carolina legislators in the House and Senate have introduced the Recovery Rebate for Working Families Act to ensure working families who earn low wages receive a boost at tax time to meet their immediate needs and support long-term benefits to the health and well-being of children and communities.

 

Tell President Biden we need worker safety guidelines

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COVID-19 is surging again across the country, and vaccines alone won’t stop it. We need aggressive public health measures, including a COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect our workers. North Carolina has not enacted a state standard so we need action from the federal government.

Tell NC lawmakers we need paid leave.

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The NC Paid Family Leave Insurance Act and Healthy Families Healthy Workplaces Act would guarantee working North Carolinians access to paid family and medical leave and the ability to earn paid sick days. These policies would allow ALL North Carolinians to be able to choose to be there for our families when it matters most. Let your legislators know why paid leave and paid sick days are important to you.

Tell the NC lawmakers to expand Medicaid once and for all

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The federal American Rescue Plan has been signed into law. Now it’s up to the North Carolina General Assembly to finally take up Medicaid expansion. No more excuses.

Through a provision in the American Rescue Plan, North Carolina would receive additional federal funds as an incentive to expand Medicaid — an estimated $1.7 billion over two years. These dollars are in addition to the enhanced federal match of 90 percent that the state would receive for the expansion population.

Tell your Senator and Representative to fix North Carolina’s Unemployment Insurance system

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The systemic problems with our state’s Unemployment Insurance system must be addressed if North Carolina expects to recover quickly and fully from the recession brought on by COVID-19.

Take a moment to send a message on these priorities and concrete steps necessary to fix North Carolina’s Unemployment Insurance system.