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Grocery stores workers and food processing workers are risking their own personal health and safety on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis to stock shelves with needed food and supplies like toilet paper, soap and hand sanitizer that families across Wisconsin need during this pandemic. First responder status will help workers get 2 weeks paid leave, allow for grocery and food processing workers' children to be prioritized in childcare facilities and get the personal protective equipment they need.

On March 17, 2020, Governor Tony Evers urged the Wisconsin legislature to come together and repeal the one-week waiting period for workers to collect unemployment benefits.

This action will make a difference for working families who are suddenly and unexpectedly facing job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join the Wisconsin AFL-CIO in calling on all legislators to vote in favor of removing the waiting period for unemployment.

Recently introduced legislation would provide needed protections for health care and social services workers from violence on the job. Tell Congress to support an OSHA workplace violence standard.