Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress

By: - December 18, 2020 6:30 am
Credit: Joe Brusky CC BY-NC 2.0 We just set up this virtual protest outside McDonald's headquarters in downtown Chicago to stand with workers who are on strike today across the nation, but can't be here in-person due to the pandemic. Workers are demanding a living wage, a union, PPE, hazard pay, sick leave, and an end to gender discrimination, and sexual harassment of workers.

A virtual protest outside McDonald’s headquarters in downtown Chicago to stand with workers who were on strike across the nation, but couldn’t show up in person due to the pandemic. Workers were demanding a living wage, a union, PPE, hazard pay, sick leave, and an end to gender discrimination, and sexual harassment of workers. Credit: Joe Brusky May 2020 CC BY-NC 2.0

WASHINGTON—A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with a Tyson meat packing facility in Iowa alleged that managers secretly took bets on how many employees would get sick from COVID-19.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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