Elena Botella

Journalist (District of Columbia, NATIONAL)
Freelance reporter based in Washington, D.C., focused on economic opportunity and how the financial sector impacts ordinary Americans.

Links: @elenabotella | Bio | (Current as of: February 4, 2020)


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Proposed Changes To Social Security Disability Insurance Could Undermine Your Retirement Security, Even If You’re Not Currently Disabled

Elena Botella
February 9, 2020
“The CDR process is onerous,” says Jennifer Burdick, a supervising attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, adding that the vast majority of people have to navigate the CDR process without the assistance of a lawyer.

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Minimum Wage Increases Are Great. But Only If Workers Actually Get Them.

Elena Botella
January 30, 2020
But when cities and states take action to raise wages, they often ignore a pretty obvious problem: across most of the country, employers routinely skirt paying the minimum wage, overtime wages, or contractually promised wages, with little fear of facing consequences.

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