Support Hazard Pay for Essential Public Sector Workers

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This pandemic has laid bare how intertwined public health and the economy are – and how absolutely vital working people are to keeping every family safe, secure, healthy and fed. There are currently tens of thousands of essential workers in Massachusetts reporting to the job outside of their homes, putting their health and the health of their families on the line each day. These essential workers we all depend on are on the front lines of exposure to this virus, in too many cases without the adequate personal protective equipment they so desperately need, and many are still struggling to pay their bills. These brave essential workers deserve hazard pay.

Please ask your State Representative and State Senator to support H.4631, “An Act Relative State Employees Performing Core Functions”, filed by Rep. Tackey Chan (member of SAG-AFTRA).   This bill would provide time and a half pay or one half comp day for every day that a Massachusetts public employee was required to report to a work location outside of their home throughout the duration of the state emergency.