Janelle Jones is the Labor Department's top economist and the first Black woman in that position. She has a key role in addressing historic economic disparities that have intensified during the pandemic — in particular for communities of color.
It is a disgrace that our nurses at the frontlines of this pandemic don't have basic protective gear. If they get sick, what happens to our health system? The Department of Labor must issue emergency protection standards for all our health care workers.
It is insane that our nurses are being forced to care for the sick without masks and respirators. The Department of Labor must immediately issue emergency workplace standards to protect our health workers, their families, and their patients.
BREAKING: A record 3,283,000 people filed for unemployment claims in week ending March 21, according to U.S. Department of Labor data.