Democrats at the Minnesota Legislature are pushing for up to 100 hours of emergency paid leave for front-line workers forced to stay home because of COVID.
Norma Medina, a janitor at downtown Minneapolis offices for 10 years, says one of her co-workers died from COVID and two had to go to E-R:
“It has been (a) very hard time, knowing what they were going through and during a serious time all alone in the hospital… Almost half of us at work had to quarantine.”
The Minnesota AFL-CIO supports the bill. President Bill McCarthy says no worker should be punished by losing wages for doing the right thing.