In her column in the News Tribune on Sept. 5, Duluth Central Labor Body President Beth McCuskey was right about the efficacy of and need for the HEROES Act in these times of multiple crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Labor Leader’s View: “This Labor Day, workers need relief, our support”).

The U.S. House passed the HEROES Act three months ago. The Senate offered a watered-down version but refused to compromise when Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered to meet halfway. Now? Our calls, tweets, emails, and virtual visits are needed to demand action from those who represent us in Congress — especially Sen. Mitch McConnell, since he is the one who decides what the Senate does.

Let’s honor Labor Day and the workers of America by reaching out to our elected officials on a daily basis until this relief is passed, reminding them we will be voting in November.

Willie Dickerson

Snohomish, Washington

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