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The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented economic shutdown as thousands of “nonessential” businesses have closed their doors. The crisis disproportionately affects the 21.3% of American workers in retail, leisure, and hospitality who not only face lack of work, but also suffer from long-standing, below-average wages. According to the latest annual data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage for workers in the retail trade and leisure and hospitality sectors was $19.70 and $16.55 in 2019, compared to $28 per hour across all workers.

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Rep. Marcus Evans Jr., D-Chicago, said the bill “sends a clear message” to workers that they “must be respected and protected.” He said retail workers assaulted for telling people to wear masks showed that the bill is needed.

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Rep. Marcus Evans Jr., D-Chicago, said the bill “sends a clear message” to workers that they “must be respected and protected.” He said retail workers assaulted for telling people to wear masks showed that the bill is needed.

Rep. Marcus Evans Jr., D-Chicago, said the bill “sends a clear message” to workers that they “must be respected and protected.” He said retail workers assaulted for telling people to wear masks showed that the bill is needed.

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Rep. Marcus Evans Jr., D-Chicago, said the bill “sends a clear message” to workers that they “must be respected and protected.” He said retail workers assaulted for telling people to wear masks showed that the bill is needed.

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A compromise bill between business and labor which deals with COVID-19 and workers’ compensation passed the House on Friday with broad bipartisan support and will head to the governor.