Our Meetings with the Offices of Senator Van Hollen, Senator Cardin, Congressman Sarbanes, & Congressman Ruppersberger.
As we have been seeing, thousands of Maryland workers are suffering unemployment due to the pandemic, while thousands of other essential workers continue to serve us at risk of infection. Please join us for a short Zoom meeting on Tuesday 1/26 at 6:30pm for an update on both these bills and to strategize how to make our voices heard for worker justice in Annapolis.
The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, which passed the House of Representatives on May 15th with bipartisan support, includes provisions that would help Maryland avoid additional layoffs and devastating cuts to services. Both Senator Van Hollen & Senator Cardin are in support of the HEROES Act, but we have an obligation to encourage others in our communities to work for justice.
The United States is a rich country, and yet, the average American does not share in the wealth. Since 1970, wages of American workers have stagnated while our economic growth has soared. Almost all of the gains from that growth have gone to the top 10% of Americans, most specifically, the top 1%.
In our city, throughout our state, and across our country too many people work for too little. The FF$15 campaign does not remedy growing economic disparities, but it does commit us to move forward.