Local organizations working to keep essential workers safe through pandemic

Local organizations working to keep essential workers safe through pandemic

By: WMAR Staff | WMAR Baltimore Channel 2 ABC | January 12, 2021 BALTIMORE — Local organizations are working to keep essential workers safe through the pandemic. Members of the Baltimore NAACP, SEIU 1199, United Food and Commercial Workers and more are teaming up to form the coalition to protect essential workers. They kicked off the initiative in Baltimore Tuesday morning, handing out PPE and hand sanitizer to more than 2,000 workers. The coalition is backing the Maryland Essential Workers Protection Act. It requires employers to provide workers with a safe workspace, PPE, and emergency pandemic action plans that include sanitation…
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Bill would protect workers who risk Covid-19 to keep their jobs

Bill would protect workers who risk Covid-19 to keep their jobs

By: Louis Krauss | Baltimore Brew | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - Coalition backs measure to guarantee “hazard pay” and on the job safeguards for essential workers who face the daily risk of Covid-19 Unions, civil rights and other groups rallied outside of a North Baltimore Safeway store in support of state legislation that would prevent unsafe practices by employers during the Covid pandemic. Aimed at protecting workers who face the public on a daily basis, the bill would guarantee enhanced pay, safe working conditions, free testing, sick leave and the right to refuse to work in dangerous conditions. The measure…
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