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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 $600/wk would have/will allow me to take some time off, without worrying about making enough to pay my bills. AND it would've/will allow me that time to get some very much needed rest, so I can take care of myself!
  • I am an essential worker myself. I work every single day not one day off. I can use the 600$ extra to take care of my sons and for bills.
  • I believe that everyone who worked during this terrible time. No matter what job you did. Put their life and their families life at risk. Going to work everyday knowing you and your family have a greater chance to be infected. Still we forged ahead and kept this country running strong. We the unsung hero’s of this great country have been forgotten. It is time we are compensated now.

Updates

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