IN THIS EDITION, YOU WILL FIND: News regarding a brand new USDA grant program for farm and food workers. Polling information in battleground states in support of unions.
UFCW LOCAL UNIONS WITH MEMBERSHIP IN MASSACHUSETTS CALL FOR HAZARD PAY FOR FRONTLINE ESSENTIAL WORKERSThe$1.9trillionAmericanRescuePlanAct(ARP)signedintolaw inMarchincludes$350billiontostateandlocalgovernments. WithMassachusettssettoreceive$5.3billioninaid,Rhode Islandsettoreceive$1.6billionandConnecticuttoreceive$6 billion,lawmakersarepresentedwiththeopportunitytooffera portionofthesefundsaslongoverduehazardpayforessential workers.Thepandemichascontinuedtoexertbothamentaland physicaltollonfrontlineworkers.Whilecrowdgatheringswere prohibitedelsewhereandmillionsofworkerstransitionedto workremotely,essentialworkerscontinuedtoshowupeach day,increasingthelikelihoodofcontractingthevirusand spreadingittoalovedone.Essentialworkersfounditnearly impossibletoremainsociallydistancedfromcustomersand otherworkersaswell.Additionally,frontlineessentialworkers havesufferedfromgreaterlevelsofanxietyanddepression due to stresses of contracting COVID-19. (Source: R.I. AFL-CIO)Similar efforts are underway in Rhode Island.For the testimony given on the ARP State funding by Local 791 Director of Political & Legislative Affairs Peter Derouen.
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