After President Trump’s executive order, meat plants are reopening. Can they do so without endangering their low-wage workers and their communities?
Gideon Resnick"At least one employee vomited while working on the production line, and several left the facility with soaring temperatures, according to a worker who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of losing his job"
A playbook that often includes loading portfolio companies with debt, selling assets and sometimes shutting hospitals is adding to the strains of health-care systems as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.
Gideon ResnickAnd in Pennsylvania: a hospital owned by a $43 billion NY investment firm told the governor it would shut down if they didn't get a $40 million bailout in the midst of the pandemic. “That’s how they kept the state hostage."
A for-profit company bought three struggling hospitals in West Virginia and Ohio. Doctors were fired, supplies ran low and many in need of care had to journey elsewhere. Then the doors shut for good.
Gideon ResnickA 54-year-old man in West Virginia goes into cardiac arrest after fighting COVID-19 symptoms. The nearest hospital was 30 minutes away because a for-profit company bought the one five minutes away and shut it down.
An internal document instructs contract employees they must use paid time off or sick leave if they are exposed to Covid-19
Gideon ResnickPer an internal doc, WeWork has told cleaning staff to keep coming in during the pandemic and given them answers to give inspectors to prove that they're doing essential work. They're not being given additional compensation and cleaning empty buildings.
If these initial results hold, we could see a Democratic primary race on the verge of a major shakeup.
Gideon Resnick"Sanders’ strength was around precincts with younger voters downtown, in the African American precincts on the North Side, Latino neighborhoods on the East Side and working-class precincts on the South Side."
In an email sent to her campaign supporters, Warren’s campaign manager said that they plan to devote staffers to helping win back the Senate.
Gideon ResnickIn a new memo to supporters this morning, Warren's campaign is announcing that they're making an 8-figure ad buy in the early states and putting resources into Maine and elsewhere to flip the Senate.
The recently closed progressive news site will no longer exist as a sounding board for think tank scholars after union complaints.
Gideon ResnickNew on ThinkProgress: Earlier tonight, WGA East told me: "We are continuing conversations with CAP and exploring our legal options." And @TP_Union asked for archiving of the site and halting of recurring donations. CAP is now saying they are doing both.
Gideon ResnickCAP said this evening: "ThinkProgress staff feel that the site should simply be archived, and we will honor that request, and end the membership program immediately.”
The Vermont presidential contender has the most donors throughout the country as well as in the counties that swung from Obama to Trump.
Gideon ResnickPer the mid-year ActBlue filing, it was known who was leading the donor race nationwide. But here is how it broke down in Obama-Trump counties specifically:
Sanders: 33,185 donors
Buttigieg: 14,294 donors
Warren: 13,674 donors
Biden: 12,040 donors