As the U.S. faces the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the health and safety and economic security of working people and our communities is threatened to perhaps an unprecedented degree. But at the same time, workers, community members, and coalitions are coming together to support and protect each other in ways that are also new, rapidly evolving, and often stunning.
In this moment and always, NELP will fight for solutions that meet the needs of people in the greatest danger, including, among others, Black and Indigenous people and people of color; immigrants in tenuous job situations; “gig” and temp workers; workers in low-wage jobs; service, airport, grocery, maintenance, healthcare, and homecare workers; people who are immunocompromised; and elderly people. Our goals include securing and strengthening the unemployment insurance, paid sick days, and paid leave that workers need during this crisis and beyond, protecting workers’ health and safety, and fighting the deep structural inequities in our system in the short and long term.
Through our website, Facebook page, and Twitter (@NELPnews), we will share resources and information on mobilization for call-in days; updates on legislation; and our take on policies.
Thank you for your support during this challenging time.
NELP Executive Director