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LOS ANGELES – In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve

AFSCME praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that extends protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers.

Every time there’s a national crisis, public service workers answer the call, even when it means throwing themselves into the line of fire.

We’re pushing hard for longer-term policies to help workers, families and communities across the country weather the disruptions to all aspects of their lives.

Take a moment to call your senators and urge them to improve and pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 

Tell your senators the bill should:

  • Ensure that OSHA regulations apply to all health care workers.
  • Ensure that your plan will cover COVID-19 treatment — not just testing — at no cost, no matter how you get your health coverage.
  • Ensure that children who get free or reduced price meals at school won’t go hungry because their schools are closed.
  • Strengthen unemployment insurance and provide paid leave, including at workplaces with more than 500 employees like many hospitals. If you have to self-quarantine, or if you have to take care of a child who is home because of school closures, you should not be forced to miss paychecks and jeopardize your family’s economic security.

The next several weeks, and perhaps months, won’t be easy, so please take a moment to tell your senator to improve and vote YES on the Families First Coronavirus Act.

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