AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement after the Senate failed to advance the latest coronavirus response bill:
We commend the 47 Democratic senators under the leadership of Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) who voted to reject legislation that would have left workers behind while further entrenching money and power in the hands of corporations. Now it is time for the Senate to bring forward a better deal that addresses the public health crisis, keeps workers on the job, creates a real safety net for the unemployed and prohibits companies from using government assistance to lay us off, cut our benefits or enrich themselves.
This is not a moment for corporate power grabs or crony capitalism. Working people deserve better.
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