Calling all Maryland voters to sign the petition to add Child Care workers to the list of essential workers for the Heroes Fund currently in Congress BY APRIL 16TH! Governor Hogan has passed an Executive Order recognizing child care workers as essential and we would like Congress to do the same, so we need your help.
What is the “Heroes Fund”?
The COVID-19 “Heroes Fund” Senate Democrats’ Proposal for Pandemic Premium Pay to Reward, Retain, & Recruit Essential Workers Essential frontline workers are the true heroes of America’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Senate Democrats believe in providing premium pay to frontline workers during this pandemic to reward essential frontline workers, ensure the retention of essential workers who are working grueling hours on the frontlines of this crisis, and promote the recruitment of additional workers who will be needed in the months ahead.
As the Congress looks at a potential fourth COVID-19 bill, the following proposal is meant for consideration by Members of Congress, key stakeholders, and the American people. Our proposal consists of two major components:
1. A $25,000 pandemic premium pay increase for essential frontline workers, equivalent to a raise of an additional $13 per hour from the start of the public health emergency until December 31, 2020.
2. A $15,000 recruitment incentive for health and home care workers and first responders to attract and secure the workforce needed to fight the public health crisis.
Please stand with MSCCA to let your representatives know that Child Care workers should be added to the list of Essential workers in the Heroes Fund. Congress is currently deliberating this bill and needs your input by APRIL 16TH!