Chicago Sun-Times : 2020-08-27

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7 suntimes.com | The Hardest-Working Paper in America | Thursday, August 27, 2020 | THIS IS A PAID ADVERTISEM­ENT BY TEAMSTERS LOCAL 700 TELL COOK COUNTY BOARD PRESIDENT TONI PRECKWINKL­E TO STOP SPREADING COVID-19! The Cook County Jail is clearly ground zero for the spread of COVID-19. These essential workers need to remain safe on the job, and they need to be fairly compensate­d for their service. More than 500 correction­al officers and jail workers have contracted COVID-19, and four workers have tragically died. One of every six COVID-19 cases in Illinois can be traced back to the Cook County Jail*, where correction­al officers can’t socially distance and the spread continues to threaten the lives of workers, their families and the community at large. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkl­e has failed to protect our front-line correction­al officers and is failing to protect the community from COVID-19! So why has Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkl­e been underminin­g the safety and health of correction­al officers since the start of this pandemic? Call Board President Toni Preckwinkl­e's office NOW at 312-603-6400 and demand that ALL Cook County Correction­s Officers receive hazard pay during the pandemic! The Cook County Jail has caused more spread of COVID-19 than any other location in the country, yet Toni Preckwinkl­e and the Cook County Board of Commission­ers still refuse to provide hazard pay for correction­al officers risking their lives every day to keep the community safe. *Eric Reinhart & Daniel Chen, Incarcerat­ion And Its Disseminat­ions: COVID-19 Pandemic Lessons From Chicago’s Cook County Jail | HEALTH AFFAIRS (2020) THIS IS A PAID ADVERTISEM­ENT BY TEAMSTERS LOCAL 700 adno=STM0001112­94001

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