MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:04:02 +0000 Mich. gov. wants 'hero pay' for essential workers http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/9737db53fbc64767bbf43ec8e20c9f6a Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she wants to see the state's frontline and essential workers earn "hero pay." (June 17) 9737db53fbc64767bbf43ec8e20c9f6a Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:08:18 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 17 June 20211. A sign outside Mission Point nursing home indicates the COVID-19 vaccine is available on-site 2. Essential workers walk outside Mission Point++PARTIALLY COVERED++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, (D) Michigan:"We will not stop until we recognize our essential workers, not just with a day of appreciation, but with hero pay that you have earned."4. Nursing home worker Chaunte Jones wears a sticker that reads, "Essential & Vaccinated"++PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Chaunte Jones, nursing home worker:"My co-workers and I are burning out. What we went through COVID has made it clear things have to change. Elected officials must do their part to value essential workers. We deserve hero pay."6. Various of Whitmer and others at the news event++PARTIALLY COVERED++7. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrea Acevedo, SEIU Healthcare Michigan president:"We've called them heroes. We're demanding they are treated like heroes. We look forward to the governor and with the Legislature to ensure that all essential workers receive hero pay and that low-wage workers that face the brunt of this pandemic are prioritized."8. Whitmer poses for a selfie with Jones and then applauds a speaker's commentsSTORYLINE:Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she wants to see Michigan's frontline and essential workers earn "hero pay."The governor visited a nursing home in Detroit on Thursday to discuss her support for a proposal authored by fellow Democrats in the Legislature that would provide one-time payments to essential employees."We will not stop until we recognize our essential workers, not just with a day of appreciation, but with hero pay that you have earned," Whitmer said.The resolutions offered by House and Senate Democrats build on previous actions Michigan took in using federal money to distribute hero pay to a group of frontline workers in public-sector-funded industries, including a one-time $1,000 payment to first responders.The prospects of the proposal are uncertain in the Republican-led Legislature. It backed bonuses for certain frontline workers when spending past rounds of federal COVID-19 aid. Budget talks continue.Nursing home worker Chaunte Jones and SEIU Healthcare Michigan President Andrea Acevedo were among those who joined Whitmer in Detroit outside Mission Point nursing home to call for increased pay for frontline workers. "My co-workers and I are burning out," Jones said. "What we went through COVID has made it clear things have to change. Elected officials must do their part to value essential workers. We deserve hero pay."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she wants to see the state's frontline and essential workers earn "hero pay." (June 17) Mich. gov. wants 'hero pay' for essential workers