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.
Will we have Covid-19 relief or jobless agony?
Baltimore City Council overrides mayor’s vetoes on job protections for hospitality workers affected by coronavirus pandemic
Due to the broad support of hospitality workers and Unite Here 7, yesterday the City Council voted to override the Mayor’s veto of the two bills that protect workers. Thanks to everyone for letter writing/sign-on’s/phone calls, etc. You made a difference.
More than 15,000 Baltimore workers employed in area hotels, casinos, restaurants and sports arenas have been laid off, through no fault of their own, due to the pandemic. After huddling with furloughed workers and union representatives on October 6, representatives from 9 Baltimore City parishes called on Mayor Bernard Young to sign legislation guaranteeing their “right to recall” when these businesses reopen.
The coronavirus pandemic is shaping the conversation about the need for paid family leave. And it’s also giving states like Virginia new momentum to focus on existing paid family leave campaigns.