To stay safe, many of us have stayed home, but others have bravely answered the call ensuring Michigan families have the essential goods and services they need to get by during this unprecedented crisis.
They stepped up for us and now Sen. Gary Peters is stepping up for them.
Sen. Peters’ Hero Fund proposal would provide critical hazard pay and personal protective equipment for essential workers, as well as recruit and reward those who are putting themselves on the frontlines everyday to keep our communities safe and healthy.
The Hero Fund would:
- Give 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.
- Have 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.
- Prioritize essential health and home care workers and first responders that are experiencing severe staffing shortages impeding the ability to provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Make federal, state, tribal, local and private sector essential workers that are at risk eligible for this benefit.
Call Sen. Gary Peters and tell him you support essential workers and his effort to help them, just like they’ve helped us.