Washington relief packages leave out many domestic workers

Apr 17, 2020
More than 80% say they’ don’t know if they can afford food in coming weeks, according to the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
An estimated 94% of domestic workers have had clients cancel on them during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the National Domestic Workers Alliance, a network of activist groups.
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Big banks pledge overdraft relief so customers reap full benefits of COVID-19 checks

Apr 16, 2020
Big banks say they’ll give customers a temporary break on negative balances.
Stimulus checks are fair game for private debt collectors. But big banks are offering relief for negative balances.
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Who's getting the $1,200 COVID-19 checks first?

Those who filed taxes in the past two years and used direct deposit for their refunds will be the first to get the payments, the IRS says.
People who never gave the IRS their bank information may have to wait weeks, if not months, to get their payments.
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COVID-19 relief: Direct checks and a 90-day tax extension

Mar 17, 2020
"Americans need cash now," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says at a press conference.
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