CLU Joins Massachusetts COVID-19 Response Coalition
Recently, we joined the Massachusetts COVID-19 Response Coalition (MCRC) calling for a people-centered approach to COVID-19 response from Beacon Hill.
As a coalition, we are encouraged by several moves made by the legislature thus far, such as the movement seen recently on eviction moratoriums, and the creation of unemployment insurance extensions with support and input from tenant rights groups and labor unions. However, we are pointing to more than a dozen other steps that we feel must be taken urgently, and have outlined those measures in a comprehensive response platform.
“These are the bare minimum to ensure we are doing everything necessary to shore up the ability of workers and the most vulnerable in our Commonwealth to weather this crisis,” said Lee Matsueda, Executive Director of Community Labor United.