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 calls for increased protections for essential workers

Bill calls for increased protections for essential workers

By: Abby Isaacs | Posted at 5:12 PM, Dec 08, 2020 and last updated 5:15 PM, Dec 08, 2020 BALTIMORE (WMAR) — Through this whole pandemic, we’ve counted on our essential workers, and as cases increase, they are looking for support. "We put our life on the line day in and day out with exposure to this deadly virus," said Jennifer Chase, a bus operator and board member of WMATA Montgomery division. "We transport the sick, the elderly to doctors appointments." It’s been a source of constant anxiety for these essential workers since March, getting exposed to COVID-19 at work. "We too are hurting,…
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Protect MD Workers Virtual Kick-Off Rally

Protect MD Workers Virtual Kick-Off Rally

Essential healthcare (Sophia Atu), grocery (Jeffrey Reid), transportation (Jennifer Chase), and state (Christal Cooper) workers share their stories from the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Senator Malcolm Augustine, Chairman Derrick Davis, and 1199SEIU Political Director Ricarra Jones explain how the Maryland Essential Workers Protection Act will protect all our essential workers.
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