Rosen, Colleagues Request Information on Labor Secretary’s Plans to Protect American Workers from Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined with eight of her Senate colleagues in requesting details from Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia about the Department of Labor’s coronavirus preparedness and response efforts and how the Department plans to protect the safety, health, and economic security of workers and their families in light of the increasing threat from the coronavirus.
“As businesses work to develop plans to respond to COVID-19, it is critical we ensure they are taking the best interests of workers into account. Businesses and workers must be provided with up-to-date information so they can base decisions on facts and science,” wrote the Senators.
Read the Senators full letter here.
BACKGROUND: In order to understand the Department’s role in the federal government’s coronavirus preparedness and response efforts and whether the concerns of workers and their families are being considered, the Senators requested answers to their questions no later than March 9.