Union members, allies march by car around Colorado capitol to show support for essential workers

05/08/2020

PPE for frontline workers, paid sick leave among group’s demands

SEIU Local 105 members, along with allies at the Rise Up Colorado Coalition, marched by car around the Colorado capitol in Denver to show support for essential workers.

Members organized the car rally to show solidarity with essential workers and to advocate for a series of policy demands to protect working people even when the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The policy demands included increased funding for personal protective equipment (PPE), debt forgiveness, suspension of rent, expanded unemployment benefits, and paid sick leave.

“We’re out here today to explain that healthcare workers need PPE,” said Robin Clark, a home care worker. “They want us to go back out on the front lines and to our clients, but they don’t want to give us protective gear.”

Those participating in the car rally included members of  SEIU Local 105, Colorado AFL-CIO, Colorado Education Association, Colorado People’s Alliance, Colorado Working Families Party, Padres & Jóvenes Unidos, Together Colorado, United for a New Economy and 9to5 Colorado.

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