Press Release

Strong Measures Needed to Combat Surging COVID-19 Pandemic

Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on President Biden’s COVID-19 action plan:

The resurgence of COVID-19 requires swift and immediate action, and we commend President Biden for taking additional steps to help put an end to this crisis. Everyone should be vaccinated—as one step in stopping the pandemic. Workers and unions should have a voice in shaping these policies. Workplace COVID-19 safety plans should also include mitigation measures like ventilation, removing infected individuals, masking and training workers. These are necessary to prevent exposures and, in combination with vaccines, will get us out of this pandemic.

Contact: Carolyn Bobb (202) 637-5018