Join Us in Protecting Essential Workers
Update: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare workers only. Public Justice issued a statement urging the Biden administration to expand the mandatory protections to workers in all dangerous workplaces.
Today and every day, Public Justice celebrates the workers who run this country. But this past year, the essential workers who deliver your packages and put food on your plate have had to risk their lives every time they stepped into work.
Celebrating workers means ensuring they have a safe workplace. That’s why Public Justice has been at the vanguard of impact litigation to protect workers from COVID-19. One year ago, we sued Smithfield for jeopardizing the safety and well-being of workers in their meatpacking plants.
But more than a year into the pandemic, workers are still dying from COVID-19. We need your help to pressure the Biden administration to protect workers.
Click here to tell the White House: Workers cannot wait any longer for COVID-19 protections. They need an Emergency Temporary Standard now!
In our litigation, we’ve called for an Emergency Temporary Standard, a federal rule directing all employers to provide basic protections for workers from COVID-19. When President Biden took office, he ordered the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to review the need for an ETS. More than six weeks after the deadline, the standard has not been issued. Workers cannot wait any longer.
Time is of the essence. The Biden Administration has wavered on issuing an ETS for fear of upsetting businesses. With enough public pressure, we can push the Administration over the edge to issuing an ETS.
From Amazon facilities to meatpacking plants, essential workers keep this country running. Public Justice is proud to repay the favor and fight for their safety. We hope you join us in taking action to protect them.