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#WorkerRightsNow: Day of Action for Essential Worker Bill of Rights

Thursday, May 07, 2020
5:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Event Type:
MoveOn, Greenpeace, others
Location Details:
Online and/or phone call actions

Day of Action for Essential Worker Bill of Rights!

When: All day on Wed. May 7, 2020

Where: Actions online w/ Twitter, email link, Indivisible link, and via phone call-- see below

Putting their lives at risk for us every day, essential workers are protecting our health, safety, and well-being during this pandemic, yet Trump and Congress have failed to protect and compensate them.

Now it's time WE support essential workers, no matter their immigration status.

On May 7th, millions of people and over 30 national organizations will take online action and demand Congress support an Essential Worker Bill of Rights. If we’re loud enough, we can help #ProtectEssentialWorkers by demanding:

--Workplace Health Protections

--Essential Worker Pay

--Paid Sick Leave + Family Leave

--Free Health Care

TAKE ACTION with us in solidarity with essential workers demanding protections & worker benefits. Join us!

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⚡ Call your House Representative by dialing 855-300-3836. Need a script for your call?
For ideas/talking points, go to:

⚡ Email your House Rep by filling out this form. It will send directly to Congress.

⚡ Tweet at your House Rep by clicking here: Tell them just how important an Essential Worker Bill of Rights is for everyone across the U.S. Need tweet inspiration? Go to this link for sample tweets:

⚡ Take a video of yourself clapping for Essential Workers and post it on social media or by using this tool:


Greenpeace USA
Daily Kos
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Center for Coalfield Justice (environmental conservation)
Rising Tide North America
United for Respect
and others
Added to the calendar on Wed, May 6, 2020 3:36PM
PROTEST: Full List of Demands for Essential Workers' Rights

Right now, millions of essential workers are on the COVID-19 frontlines saving lives, delivering necessities, sanitizing public spaces, and staffing essential businesses. They aren’t just numbers in the news. They’re our friends, family, and neighbors — and they’re risking their health to care for us and keep our cities functional so the rest of us can safely shelter-in-place and flatten the COVID-19 curve.

The next bill must include an Essential Worker Bill of Rights that provides workers with:

1. Health and safety protections;
2. Robust premium compensation;
3. Protections for collective bargaining agreements;
4. Truly universal paid sick leave and family and medical leave;
5. Whistleblower protections;
6. An end to worker misclassification;
7. Health care security;
8. Childcare support;
9. Treat workers as experts; and
10. Holds corporations accountable for meeting their employer responsibilities.

The list of essential workers who are working without a net include: health and home care workers, grocery and drug store employees, domestic workers, food service workers, government employees, janitorial staff, farmworkers, delivery drivers, warehouse workers, transit workers, and child care workers.
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