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President Joe Biden plans to sign executive orders boosting workers' rights and pushing for a $15 minimum wage for federal staff

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden has planned a series of actions aimed at raising the minimum wage for federal staff to $15 and boosting workers' rights, Brian Deese, his National Economic Council director, told reporters Thursday.
This includes two executive orders Biden is set to sign Friday.
As part of the first order, the Department of Labor will be asked to clarify that people seeking employment can continue claiming benefits if they turn down a job because it puts them at substantial risk of catching COVID-19.
The order will provide workers "a federally guaranteed right to...
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Biden prepares executive orders aimed at combating hunger, protecting workers

Biden prepares executive orders aimed at combating hunger, protecting workers

1 month ago   |   By Politico

President Joe Biden will sign two executive orders on Friday aimed at fighting hunger, protecting American workers and providing economic relief to families whose jobs and livelihoods have been destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The measures ask agencies across the government to expand, extend and at times re-examine guidelines to find ways to provide further aid for Americans while working within existing authority, including by strengthening worker protections and increasing food benefits.
While they are not meant as a stand-in for the nearly $2 trillion economic relief package Biden...
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Biden to sign executive orders to boost food benefits, workers' rights as part of Covid relief push

Biden to sign executive orders to boost food benefits, workers' rights as part of Covid relief push

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

Biden has signed executive orders to offer coronavirus relief as he tries to pass a $1.9 trillion aid package in Congress.
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Biden to sign two executive orders on Covid economic relief, worker protections

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Biden has signed a number of executive orders to roll back Trump-era policies, as well as address the Covid-19 pandemic.
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