BTW Articles

08 Apr

Have You Applied for COVID-19 Federal Assistance? ABA’s Advocacy Team Wants to Hear From You

Let the advocacy team know about your experiences (positive or negative) so ABA can most effectively advocate for booksellers’ needs.

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01 Apr

How to Proceed With COVID-19 Financial Assistance

What you need to know: Act fast because demand for grants and loans will be high and funds will run out quickly.

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25 Mar

Senate Debate Continues for Federal Small Business Relief Passage

On the morning of March 25, Republican and Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate said they had reached a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package that provides support to small businesses.

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25 Mar

Department of Labor Holds Open Comment Period on COVID-19 Related Expanded Paid Leave

The comment period allows employers and employees to play a role in shaping the development of the Department of Labor’s compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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18 Mar

Fiscal Relief Initiatives for Small Businesses During COVID-19 Outbreak

Fiscal relief policy focused on business and individuals impacted by COVID-19 is extremely fluid right now; as such, ABA’s advocacy team will continue to share developments as they happen.

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19 Mar

ABA Urges Government Leaders to Provide Fiscal Relief for Small Businesses

ABA is sending letters to Senate leadership, members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and governors in all 50 states and some territories as well as the mayor of D.C. regarding fiscal relief for small businesses during the coronavirus crisis.

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18 Mar

Retailers’ Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

Booksellers can learn about steps businesses should take to handle coronavirus here. 

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11 Mar

ABFE Free Speech Report: Court Decisions, Coronavirus, Library Censorship Laws

Here’s a look at notable free speech news and the American Booksellers for Free Expression’s recent efforts.

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11 Mar

San Francisco Approves Vacant Property Tax

Starting January 1, 2021, San Francisco will “tax owners or tenants that keep ground floor retail or other commercial space vacant in some areas of the city and to use these revenues to assist small business.” 

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11 Mar

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