Essential Workers Would Get Up to $25,000 Boost Under Senate Democrats’ New ‘Heroes Fund’ Stimulus

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by Ramsey Touchberry

Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would boost the pay of essential workers on the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic by potentially tens of thousands of dollars.

As much as $25,000 in hazard pay would be afforded over a period of time to those deemed essential, including employees in health care, drug stores, grocery stores, sanitation workers, truck drivers, transportation workers and all federal employees with frontline positions, such as Postal Service workers.

The raise would be equivalent to $13 per hour and would apply retroactively from the start of the health crisis emergency on January 27 until the end of the year, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on a conference call Tuesday.

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