America is experiencing the largest increase in unemployment in history. But why are so many Americans paying the price for the COVID-19 pandemic? It’s no coincidence that no other country is experiencing the number of layoffs that America is facing.
Much of the crisis boils down to the U.S. having inadequate worker protections including insufficient paid sick leave and unemployment benefits.
We explain to you how the failure to provide benefits to all workers exposes the U.S. to a greater spread of COVID-19 — and will create long-lasting damage to the economy.