The HEROES Act, passed by the House of Representatives in May, would provide much needed relief to state and local government, premium pay for essential workers, paid leave, strengthened OSHA protections, and funding for safer voting in the 2020 elections. This critical legislation would benefit workers across the country, including CWA members.
However, the bill has stalled in the Senate, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that he opposes core provisions of the bill like extended unemployment protections and aid for state and local governments.
CWA members have made thousands of calls and sent thousands of emails in support of the bill, but we need to ramp up now, especially as cases of COVID-19 have spiked. Call your Senators now and urge them to support the HEROES Act: 1-877-775-9294.
On July 16, CWA locals took part in a caravan of about 30 cars to pressure North Carolina's U.S. Senator Thom Tillis to vote yes for the Heroes Act on July 16. (Photo credit: National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA).)