#justiceOPportunity Thursday: 5.28.20
Sr. Judy Lu McDonnell, OP
Ms. Lyn Kirkconnell
It’s #justiceOPportunity Thursday, and we hope you will join us in taking action by signing this letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking her to include access to unemployment payments and sufficient sick leave for farmworkers, regardless of immigration status, in the next emergency legislation. In fact, this should be guaranteed to all workers in the United States, regardless of immigration status.
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, it has become clear that not all workers are eligible for unemployment benefits or sufficient paid sick leave. This dilemma is particularly severe in the case of farmworkers, many of whom are undocumented or are laboring in the fields as so-called guest workers (H-2A workers).