H.R. 6909, the Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act of 2020, was introduced by Chairwoman Maloney to create a compensation fund modeled after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The Pandemic Heroes Compensation Fund would be for all essential workers and their families who have suffered the effects of the coronavirus.
At a time when Americans are protesting the systemic racial inequities of this country, the coronavirus crisis continues to have a disparate impact on communities of color. About 38% of African American workers are employed in essential industries, but only about 27% of white workers are employed in essential industries.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently stated that “more than 80% of those hospitalized by COVID-19 in Georgia were African American.”
Full Committee Hearing on “No Worker Left Behind: Supporting Essential Workers”
12:00 PM ET on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
John A. Costa
Amalgamated Transit Union
Anthony “Marc” Perrone
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
Executive Director, National Nurses United
California Nurses Association, and National Nurses Organizing Committee
Wife of Edward Becote, essential worker who died from coronavirus
Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy
Executive Director, Washington Bureau
National Urban League
Avik S. A. Roy
President, the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.
Letter to Stephen Hahn, Administrator of the Food and Drug Administration
Testimony of Derrick Johnson, President & CEO of the National Association of Colored People
Testimony of American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
Chairwoman Adams Opening Statement at Workforce Protections subcommittee Hearing on Protecting Workers from COVID-19 5/28/2020
Senate Passes Booker, Grassley Bipartisan Bill Helping Families of First Responders Lost to COVID 5/10/2020
NJ Supreme Court Holds Subrogation Conflict Does Not Exist Between Workers’ Compensation and the Auto Insurance Statute
Senator Sweeney Bill Would Expand NJ Workers’ Comp Benefits for ‘Essential Workers’ Sickened in Covid Crisis 05/05/2020
Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author of NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thomson-Reuters) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thomson-Reuters). For over 4 decades the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman 1.973.696.7900 firstname.lastname@example.org has been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.
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