Senator Sherrod Brown spoke with America’s Work Force on April 2 to discuss the possibility of offering frontline workers premium hazard pay.
During this pandemic, some workers, such as grocery store employees, transportation workers and healthcare workers, are deemed essential and are still required to work. However, this increases their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Brown said workers are showing up to work, but are not provided with any type of protective equipment or extra pay. He added that a lot of these workers cannot afford to be out of work, and will be punished or fired if they do not show up. They are not being given masks, gloves, or even sanitation sprays; if they want those items, they have to go get it themselves. Brown continued saying that these workers deserve to be paid extra for the risks that they are taking, and to help them with the costs of their protective gear.
Brain Schall, attorney for Kelley and Ferraro, spoke about the ongoing Zantac litigation. The heartburn and stomach ulcer treatment drug, Zantac, has been linked to various forms of cancer and the recall of the drug has led to numerous lawsuits. Schall explained the steps to take if you have taken Zantac and have any form of cancer, noting that they will help you with your case. With the amount affected by the Zantac drug, Kelley and Ferraro are working tirelessly to get people the compensation and justice they deserve.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the class war that is derived from the COVID-19 virus.
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