Sen. Chuck Schumer Introduces A Proposal For All NYS Essential Workers

April 8, 2020

Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing a new initiative called the “Heroes Fund.” The program is a push for higher pay for all frontline employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senator Schumer is pushing for the proposal to get all essential workers in New York State including healthcare & grocery store employees to get a pay increase up to $25,000.

Under this proposal workers who earn less than $200,000 annually would cap at $25,000 more and workers  Making 200,000 or more annually will receive an additional $5,000.

The proposal also brings in incentives for new 1st responders and would offer a one time $15,000 sign up bonus.

Hopefully this proposal goes through for all New York essential workers.



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