Issues

Kennedy Center Tells Musicians It Will Stop Paying Them Hours After $25 Million Bailout Is Signed

National Symphony Orchestra will stop receiving paychecks on April 3

The Kennedy Center informed members of the National Symphony Orchestra that they would no longer be paid just hours after President Trump signed a $25 million taxpayer bailout to the cultural center, according to an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Nearly 100 musicians will no longer receive paychecks after April 3

U.S. Will Not Release Cash Assets to Iran Amid Coronavirus Outbreak 

State Dept. shoots down reports Trump admin will grant waivers to aid Iran's coronavirus relief effort

Iranian workers set up a makeshift hospital inside the Iran MallThe U.S. State Department shot down "inaccurate" reports claiming the Trump administration would soon be granting special sanctions exceptions to give Iran access to cash assets as it struggles to fight the coronavirus, according to information exclusively provided to the Washington Free Beacon.

Hospitality Union Demands Dues From Members Left Unemployed By Coronavirus

Member: 'It sounds to me like all they want is the money'

A hospitality union is still demanding dues payments from workers left unemployed by the coronavirus. UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 30,000 hotel employees in Southern California and Arizona, has continued to request dues from laid off workers as the pandemic halts travel across the country.  The union on Tuesday sent payment reminders to members via text message, telling many unemployed workers that "It is critical for you to keep paying your dues so that we can keep fighting."

Dems Reject Gun Violence Bill as Shootings Surge in Baltimore

Dem senator: 'I don’t think anyone has walked out of here thinking that we've done enough'

Maryland Democrats rejected a bill aimed at combating gun violence as Baltimore mayor Jack Young publicly begged residents to stop shooting each other so hospitals could be used to treat coronavirus patients.