A workers safety net for Covid-19

A workers safety net for Covid-19

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Garrett Lagan started this petition to Secretary of Labor Labor Sec. Eugene Scalia and

Long standing patterns of labor exploitation and dis-empowerment in the American economy have left many American workers one paycheck away from poverty. We do not have the savings or the sick leave we need to stay home in the event of a Covid-19 quarantine, or back up child care for prolonged school closings.

This petition is addressed to the Secretary of Labor and Chairs of the House and Senate Committees on Labor.

We need you to take the following steps:

1) Guarantee free Covid-19 testing, and free treatment to all people identified as infected.

2) Guarantee $58/day payment to every adult for every day they cannot work due to quarantine or job closure related to Covid-19. This is the income a worker earns for an 8hr day at the current federal minimum wage of $7.25

3) Criminalize the termination of any employee who misses work due to quarantine or school closing.

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