Protect American workers and consumers, not corporations

August 2020:

Corporations are demanding sweeping immunity when they expose their workers or customers to COVID-19—allowing them to evade responsibility when they fail to protect our health and safety. Corporations are grossly overstating their fears of liability—which are not founded on any facts—in order to exploit this crisis to get something they have wanted for decades: immunity when they break the law.

Many of the same corporations that are asking for immunity are also not providing workers with even basic protective equipment or paid sick leave. Some states deny workers unemployment benefits if they refuse to work in unsafe conditions. This means providing these corporations immunity will leave workers with an impossible choice between their health and their livelihoods.

In short, immunity gives corporations a free pass to expose their workers and consumers to COVID-19 without any consequences.  If given immunity, corporations no longer have any incentive to take reasonable steps to protect others and can’t be penalized if they don’t.  As a result, more Americans will be exposed and killed by COVID-19, and it will take longer for our economy to reopen and recover.

CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN OR SENATOR TODAY TO TELL THEM TO PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS