Suit Filed to Make Feds Protect Workers From Covid-19
In solidarity with labor unions representing healthcare workers, teachers, transit operators and millions of other frontline workers, the Center just sued the U.S. government over its failure to provide adequate reusable respirators, N95 masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment to essential workers.
"The federal government is abandoning essential workers and treating them like they're disposable," said Jean Su, director of the Center's Energy Justice program. "These are teachers and nurses and bus drivers who have made sure our country survives during this crisis. We stand with them and will do everything possible to prevent this tragic, preventable loss of life. They're being exploited, not unlike the abuse that corporations and this government inflict on the environment."