Income and Work

March 31, 2021 by WVCBP
ReImagine Appalachia Applauds the Pittsburgh Announcement of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Pittsburgh, PA – Today, March 31, President Biden came to Pittsburgh, PA, to deliver an address laying out his American Jobs Plan, a large-scale federal investment in American workers and infrastructure. ReImagine Appalachia, a broad coalition of organizations dedicated to bringing about a 21st century economy that works for all…

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March 30, 2021 by Renee Alves
Kelly Allen, Jim McKay: A Recovery that Works for All (Opinion)

Charleston Gazette-Mail - The past year has been a difficult one for our state’s families, businesses and communities. West Virginians are resilient and hard-working, but we still need to work together to emerge from the pandemic. Read the full op-ed. That’s where government can be most helpful: meeting and solving big challenges together that no…

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March 29, 2021 by Renee Alves
Equal Pay Day

Parsons Advocate - Imagine what equal pay for equal work would look like. Last week, March 24th, was Equal Pay Day which recognizes the pay gap between working men and women. March 24th is the day into the year in which it takes women on average to earn what men did in 2020. This day is important. It…

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March 27, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Senators Run Out of Time on Paid Parental Leave Bill for Public Employees

West Virginia MetroNews - Senators today decided they need more time to work out the details of a bill granting 12 weeks of paid parental leave. Read the full article. The bill would have applied to public employees who have worked for at least 12 months, following the exhaustion of their sick and personal leave. Employees…

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March 24, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Legislators, Advocates Promote Fair Pay Bills on National Equal Pay Day

The Dominion Post, Yahoo News - Wednesday was National Equal Pay Day and a group of legislators and other equal pay advocates held a virtual meeting to promote four bills aimed at ensuring fair pay for women and minorities in West Virginia. Read the full article. Three of the bills are called the Katherine Johnson…

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March 20, 2021 by WVCBP
Meredith Hartery, Collen Harshbarger: Equal Pay for Women in WV Essential

Charleston Gazette-Mail - March 24, 2021 is Equal Pay Day, the day when women and men around the country recognize the wage gap between working women and men and offer remedies to address pay inequity. Read the full op-ed. In West Virginia, women are paid, on average, 74 cents for every dollar their male counterparts…

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March 11, 2021 by WVCBP
GUEST EDITORIAL: The American Rescue Plan Is the relief West Virginians need

Mineral Daily News-Tribune - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy applauds the passage of the American Rescue Plan. This legislation is the kind of action the country needs at this moment, when unemployed workers are still struggling to pay their bills, millions of families are falling further behind on rent and at risk…

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March 11, 2021 by Kelly Allen
US House Approves $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill; Biden to Sign Measure Friday

West Virginia MetroNews - The U.S. House of Representatives approved changes to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure Wednesday with President Joe Biden set to sign the bill this week. Read the full article. The House voted 220-211 along party lines in support of changes made by the Senate last weekend. No Republicans in any chamber backed…

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March 10, 2021 by Kelly Allen
House Adopts New Labor Law Redefining Independent Contractors

Charleston Gazette-Mail - The West Virginia House of Delegates has adopted a bill changing the legal definitions of when a worker in the state is an employee or an independent contractor. Read the full article. The House adopted Senate Bill 272 by a margin of 77-23, the ratio of Republicans to Democrats in the GOP-controlled House. The bill is…

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