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Senate must pass HEROES Act for working families

Mike Williams, Florida AFL-CIO
27 Jul, 2020
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In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, a piece of legislation that would provide much-needed solutions to our current economic and public safety crisis. Unfortunately, its path forward has been uncertain. There has been no debate on the bill in the Senate, and Mitch McConnell even sent the Senate on vacation without hearing it.

America’s working people face one of the worst job markets in modern history; millions have filed for unemployment nationwide in the last four months. Those that are still employed are met with workplaces and job sites that are ill-prepared to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

America’s working families deserve better.

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