The next COVID-19 relief bill must cap sky-high interest rates

Americans for Financial Reform

22 Groups Urge CA Legislature to Protect Students’ Financial Aid During COVID-19

The Institute for College Access and Success

Editorial: California should reframe business-oversight agency to protect consumers

Full article in SF Chronicle

Create a State Consumer Financial Protection Agency

CFC and other consumer groups are urging the legislature to support the establishment of state Department of Financial Protection and Innovation to help fill the gap created by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s abandonment of its job. Read the coalition letterSan Francisco Chronicle EditorialLos Angeles Times … Read More ›

A quarter of Americans are late on rent, mortgage payments; teleworkers fare better than most

Full article in BOBSULLIVAN.NET Consumer & Cybercrime News

White House and Congress clash over liability protections for businesses as firms cautiously weigh virus reopening plans

Full article in Washington Post here

CSS Opposes Deregulation as a Response to the Pandemic

Link to Coalition for Sensible Safeguards

Stabbing Us in the Back’: United Airlines Cuts Worker Hours After Taking Relief Funds ‘SLAP IN THE FACE’

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said this week the funds were not meant as “an economic bail-out” but “to support the hard-working men and women who are the faces of United Airlines.” Daily Beast full story here

Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart Workers Organize a Historic Mass Strike

On May 1st, frontline workers at some of the biggest corporations in the country will lead a mass strike action, asking customers to boycott Amazon, Instacart, Whole Foods, and Target. Read full story

AutoNation, a retailer worth billions, says it received nearly $80 million in SBA funds

Employees speak out, saying the company took ‘an obscene amount,’ and the board votes to return funds to the government. See the full article from the Washington Post.

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