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To: Congress for every Essential employee

Essential Workers should be getting $600 hazardous pay

Note: This petition was original started by Najaka Carter and is now being maintained by MoveOn's petition team.

Take initiative to compensate the ones still working and at risk with the same extra $600 that the unemployed are receiving. We should be paid from the time this epidemic began because when some were laid off, those who stayed working were at risk and risking the health of ourselves as well as our families.

Why is this important?

Because just as those who have been out of work are at risk and need help, so are the people who still have to go to work every day...

How it will be delivered

Emails, letters and phone calls


Reasons for signing

  • I am an essential worker and myself and others took on extra shifts when a co-worker was out sick for 2 months. I worked several doubles during this time, sometimes working up to 55hrs a week. That extra $600/wk would have/will allow me to take some time off, without worrying about making enough to pay my bills. AND it would've/will allow me that time to get some very much needed rest, so I can take care of myself!
  • I drive trash truck at risk everyday to bring an essential duty for my commu
  • Because it’s a hazard that we are working in and could contract this virus at any moment and bring it home to our loved ones. It’s dangerous.

Updates

2020-06-02 11:52:21 -0400

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