Open Letter to Local Leaders Re: Coronavirus

What is this letter about?

As the Coronavirus spreads, many working people are at risk of losing wages and even their jobs. This letter calls on business leaders and public officials to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and protect workers by putting in place protections for the workers and community members whose lives and livelihoods may be at risk.

How does it align with yli’s values?

Many of the youth who participate in our programs come from working-class families and are workers themselves. They can’t afford to miss work or have their wages cut.

What is yli doing about it?

We have just signed this open letter drafted by the Partnership for Working Families calling on business leaders and public officials to protect workers and community members whose lives and livelihoods may be at risk. And, we are voicing our support on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Who else supports this bill?

  • Partnership for Working Families
  • Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE)
  • Alameda County Labor Council
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Candi CdeBaca
  • Center for Popular Democracy (CPD)
  • Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI)
  • Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
  • Centro Legal de la Raza
  • Chronic Illness Leadership for Emergent Times (CILFET)
  • Community Change
  • Day Worker Center of Mountain View
  • Demos
  • East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)
  • Environmental Justice Initiative
  • Equal Justice Center
  • Equal Rights Advocates
  • Erie County United
  • Forward Together
  • Georgia STAND-UP
  • Gig Workers Rising
  • Global Labor Justice
  • Grassroots Collaborative
  • In the Public Interest (ITPI)
  • Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor & the Working Poor, Georgetown University
  • Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)
  • La ColectiVA
  • Legal Aid at Work
  • Lugenia Burns Hope Center
  • Mainers for Accountable Leadership
  • MAIZ
  • Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
  • Ministry of Muse
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • National Employment Law Project
  • New Working Majority
  • North Carolina Justice Center
  • Oakland Rising
  • Occupy Bergen County
  • our developing world
  • People’s Action
  • Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants (PAWIS)
  • Pittsburgh United
  • PolicyLink
  • Political Research Associates
  • Public Advocates
  • Puget Sound Sage
  • Restaurant Opportunities Center United
  • ROC The Bay
  • San Jose Peace and Justice Center
  • Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition
  • SOMOS Mayfair
  • Stand Up Nashville (SUN)
  • Stanford Anti-harassment & Support Squad
  • Stanford Solidarity Network
  • Street Level Health Project
  • Together We Will – San José
  • United For Respect
  • Working Alliance for a Just Economy
  • Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA)
  • Workplace Fairness
  • Worksafe
  • Yellow Scene Magazines

Read & Sign the Letter Here