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Cleveland.com: Sen. Sherrod Brown wants some workers to get hazard pay during coronavirus emergency

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Cleveland.com: Sen. Sherrod Brown wants some workers to get hazard pay during coronavirus emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the next coronavirus-related stimulus package that Washington produces to include hazard pay, or “Pandemic Premium Pay,” as he puts it, to provide time and a half wages to workers at the front line of the pandemic including doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, building cleaners, letter carriers, and transit workers.

On Tuesday, Brown wrote a letter to President Donald Trump that sought the extra compensation for workers, as well as additional precautions to protect them from workplace exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Brown’s office said his letter followed statements Trump made during a Monday interview on FoxNews, when he was asked whether he’d consider hazard pay for people like emergency room nurses who don’t qualify for stimulus bill money, but whose expenses have increased tremendously during the pandemic.

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