AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement in response to a deal on the coronavirus response bill:
Make no mistake, working people and our allies took last week’s corporate grab bag and made substantial improvements. We are thankful to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for their intense effort on behalf of working people.
PROTECT FRONT-LINE WORKERS
· Streamline approaches for allocating and distributing personal protective equipment to working people in greatest need.
· Issue a workplace safety standard to protect front-line workers and other at-risk workers from infectious diseases.
· Provide workplace controls, protocols, training and personal protective equipment.
Everyone counts and you could make the difference.
How many federal dollars will there be for road repairs? To feed hungry families? How many Illinois representatives will there be in Congress? Are Illinois communities going to get their fair share?
There’s only one way to ensure our community gets treated properly – answer the census.