KCNF is proud to be working with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) to recover hazard pay for federal workers who have been required to risk their health and safety by working in hazardous conditions in order to continue to perform the essential functions of the government during the COVID-19 pandemic.
KCNF partner Heidi Burakiewicz explains, “We continue to believe that the government owes the federal employees covered by the statutes hazardous duty and environmental differential pay for continuing to go to work despite their exposure to COVID-19. These employees are risking their health and their families’ health each day they go into work under these circumstances. Without these employees, the rest of the country couldn’t function, and we are committing to fighting to get this well-deserved compensation for them.”
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