An open letter to State Governors & Legislatures

Hazard Pay for Nonprofit Organizations

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I work at the May Institute or am a proud supporter of the May Institute. The May Institute is a nonprofit that provides critical services to individuals with disabilities across the lifespan. I would like to request an immediate pay supplement be put in place for all staff in the safety net workforce. I genuinely appreciate the many steps you and your team already taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to support health and human services providers. You recently put into place a temporarily increased pay for nurses and healthcare workers who work directly for the state. Unfortunately, this hazard pay of $5 to $10 more per hour was not extended to people working in the private sector, including community-based organizations and nonprofits like May Institute. I am asking for equal treatment of front-line employees providing critical care to vulnerable populations. Please institute a similar hazard pay provision for community-based human services, so that staff receive the same salary incentive as their state counterparts doing similar work. Please contact me if you would like additional information. Thank you.

First sent on April 17, 2020 by Jenny Hayes for The May Institute

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