Just as OAPSE is working with state and local leaders to protect our members during this time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus and the shutdown of public services like schools, head starts, departments of developmental disabilities and other vital agencies, AFSCME International is working with congressional leaders to do the same.
Of course, some public services — such as libraries and some head start agencies and some residential services — remain open as of today. But whether you are at work or at home, you are affected by the virus and the government’s response to it.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18. This law is urgently needed to help communities respond to and weather the disruption from COVID-19 but it is not a complete response to help working families. Click below for highlights of key provisions in the law and some of its limits.
And know that OAPSE and AFSCME will keep fighting for our members all the way through this health crisis.