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Essential workers 'bill of rights' proposal

Updated Apr 13, 2020 at 9:34 AM EST

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.)  have introduced a 10-point “bill of rights” that calls on lawmakers to go beyond the $2.2 trillion Cares Act to ensure higher wages, universal paid sick leave and job security for all employees — including independent contractors and gig workers — deemed essential during the coronavirus public heath crisis.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) introduced a 10-point “bill of rights” that calls on lawmakers to go beyond the $2.2 trillion Cares Act to ensure higher wages, universal paid sick leave and job security for all employees — including independent contractors and gig workers — deemed essential during the coronavirus public heath crisis.