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U.S. Labor Secretary Addresses Healthcare Workers in LA

The United States Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh, greeted Nevada SEIU Local 1107 labor union members prior his speech in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 23. A robbery incident reported in 2020 at the Cooper family resulted in Shanieka Cooper’s son hurt during the turmoil. Shanieka had to leave work to stay home to take care of her injured son; however, her job as a personal care attendant did not support her with no paid time off or sick days.

2020 was the beginning of the pandemic, which certainly did not ease the pressure on the Cooper family, just like for many other healthcare workers. As the United States starts noticing signs that the pandemic is nearer to closure, the Biden administration has focused on the home healthcare industry for investments.

The Biden administration led some significant improvements by establishing an omnibus infrastructure package and the American Jobs plan that reserves $400 billion for home health care. On Wednesday, June 23, Cooper was a part of a meeting that saw the Labor Secretary Marty Walsh’s participation, accompanied by other federal members, home healthcare advocates, and the representatives of the Service Employees International Union Local 1107.

The meeting was an integral part of Walsh’s nationwide tour initiative to emphasize the support for the American Jobs Plan. Many healthcare workers put forward their problems throughout the pandemic that surged up multiple times due to minimal employee privileges.

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