Unions Tell Congress: We Need Paid Leave for All in Next Relief Bill

Unions representing more than 21 million workers including CWA, AFSCME, AFT, NEA, and SEIU, along with the AFL-CIO, sent a letter this week urging House and Senate leaders to extend and expand federal paid leave benefits for all workers into 2021.

"Millions of workers are worrying about their health and their jobs and incomes while this virus wreaks havoc on our country. Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the unions wrote. "Meaningful paid leave that covers everyone is one of our best chances to stop the spread, allow us to safely reopen, and get the economy back on track."

Read the letter here.