Tell the Senate to Pass the HEROES Act!

Contact your Senator today!

As COVID-19 continues to threaten our lives and our livelihoods, we are counting on the Senate to pass the next much-needed stimulus bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. The HEROES Act (H.R.6800) passed the House on May 15 and includes several of the provisions that we have been fighting for, like a temporary OSHA emergency standard and help paying for COBRA coverage for those out of work. The HEROES Act also:

  • Provides needed assistance to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to ensure necessary public services continue;
  • Expands paid sick days, family and medical leave, and unemployment compensation;
  • Establishes a fund to award grants for employers to provide pandemic premium pay for essential workers;
  • Provides COBRA subsidies to laid off workers;
  • Provides funding and establishes requirements for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing; 
  • Eliminates cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatments;
  • Extends and expands the moratorium on certain evictions and foreclosures; and
  • Requires employers to develop and implement infectious disease exposure control plans.

You may remember our ActionCall in May regarding a provision in the HEROES Act called the GROW Act, a composite pension plan that does nothing to protect the retirement security of millions of workers in critical and declining multiemployer pension plans. While we were sad to report that the GROW Act provision was not removed before HEROES passed in the House, we continue to advocate for its removal in the Senate as we urge our Senators to protect working people and pass the HEROES Act.

We Need Quick Action!

The Coronavirus pandemic is showing no signs of stopping and our members' jobs, and in some cases lives, are on the line. 

Click Here to tell your Senator to remove the GROW Act and pass the HEROES Act today!

 Our union has seen the impacts of COVID-19 on our industries and our members. We need meaningful legislation to protect the health and safety of workers who continue to go to work every day to provide us with our essential services, and to provide stability for those whose jobs have not yet returned. We need Congress to pass the HEROES Act! Please take action today!

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