Cartwright Unveils Hazard Pay Proposal for Essential Front Line Workers

Go Lackawanna shares legislation Matt Cartwright proposed to support frontline workers during the pandemic: 

“A proposal offered by U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Tuesday would provide ‘hazard pay’ for coronavirus front line workers.“

“Cartwright, D-Moosic, unveiled the Coronavirus Frontline Workers Fair Pay Act, a proposal to provide hazard pay to health care professionals and other essential workers.”

“The bill compensates workers for the risks they are taking and for the public services they are providing during the unprecedented public health and economic emergency.”

“Under Cartwright’s proposal, high-risk health care workers receive a hazard pay increase of $18.50 per hour, and other essential workers receive an increase of $13 per hour.”

“Cartwright said, ‘Grocery store, mail delivery, health care, and distribution center employees continue to report for duty, in order to provide our communities with life-sustaining services during this crisis. There’s a lot that needs to be done for our caregivers and essential workers, but securing hazard pay for those in harm’s way is the least we can do.’”

Read the full story in Go Lackawanna