With his comprehensive relief plan, Joe Biden has shown that he understands how deeply the COVID-19 crisis has affected working people. His proposal will provide the financial support workers need and resources for curbing the pandemic by ensuring that vaccines are widely available.
State and local governments and school systems have shouldered extraordinary costs, and public workers have continued to provide essential services even as their health and livelihoods have been threatened. Biden's plan will ensure that they can continue to serve our communities. It will also enhance benefits for the unemployed, expand paid leave, raise wages for millions of workers, and create an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19 infection.
Congress must act quickly to pass this plan and provide immediate, lifesaving relief to millions of Americans who have been suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.