Care providers, and other people on the front lines of this crisis, are put at risk when they go to work. The people in these jobs – often low paid and more likely to be people of color, immigrants and women – should be compensated for this risk. There is a long history of compensating people when they are exposed to risk at work. Hazard pay is common in many dangerous professions. If our jobs are deemed so necessary that we are forced into unsafe conditions, we deserve a COVID-19 pay differential.
We’re calling on employers to step up and offer a COVID-19 pay differential to people whose jobs put them on the front lines of COVID-19.
Sign our petition if you agree! bit.ly/CovidEssential
GET ME PPE!
We are demanding federal action to address the shortage of personal protective equipment for workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. This includes taking immediate action in the following ways:
- Immediate distribution of the masks and equipment held in the Strategic National Stockpile.
- Identifying reserves of masks/equipment in other industries, such as construction, and redistributing them to front line workers.
- Using all powers of the federal government to speed production of new equipment and ensure it is routed to states for distribution to all front line workers.
- Ensuring that all front line workers can be tested easily to slow the spread of the virus.
Write the Trump Administration today and tell them we need immediate action. bit.ly/503PPE