PA Senate Dem Caucus, 3/17/20
Harrisburg, Pa., March 17, 2020 The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today endorsed a package of policies and legislation intended to protect workers during and after the COVID-19 outbreak.
The platform, called American Working Family Relief Action Plan, includes practices for public and private employers, as well as policy positions for local, state and federal governments. Many of the items have been on the PA Senate Democrats’ agenda for some time, including earned sick leave for all workers, access to affordable health care, protecting the security of elections, and more.
“We are in the middle of a public health crisis, one that we must navigate with special attention to our workforce,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. “Many folks will not be able to work in the coming weeks, and we need to be certain they will not be plunged into poverty or lose their access to health care. For those who are still working, their workplaces must be made as safe as possible. Working together at every level of government and jointly with our partners in private business, we can emerge from this crisis with a financially and medically healthy workforce.”
The American Working Family Relief Action Plan has been endorsed by dozens of organizations and elected officials around the country.
Here is the entirety of the plan….
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