Worker support

Mark Barenberg, Isidor and Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Millions of workers have suddenly lost their jobs, and are desperate to quickly obtain unemployment benefits, private relief grants, and other forms of income replacement, in order to buy food and other necessities and to avoid eviction from their homes. Millions more remain on the job -- as essential workers in hospitals, warehouses, delivery services, and grocery stores -- but are forced to work without paid sick leave and with inadequate health precautions.