Proposed Heroes Fund Wants $25,000 Pay Increase for Essential Workers

For those who are out on the job as essential workers during the coronavirus outbreak, some members of Congress want to see you compensated.

Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is leading the charge to get workers "pandemic premium pay" of up to $25,000.

In the bill, a "Heroes Fund" would be created for anyone who may be exposed to COVID-19 while doing their jobs.

"They're the ones that keep our society together during this pandemic allowing others to stay home...If we're going to tell these workers they're essential to our country, you have to go to work during a public health emergency then their paycheck should reflect that."

Brown has gotten several of his fellow Democrats on board with co-sponsoring the legislation.

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