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As we head into spring, there is an optimism in the air we haven’t felt in well over a year. Shots are getting in arms, the COVID-19 pandemic is lessening and we are all thinking about what our workplaces look like in the new normal. That said, we can’t lose sight of the carnage caused by the pandemic.

Many of your workers have been impacted financially by the events of the last year. We are well aware of the staggering unemployment data and, according to Pew, nearly one-third of all adults have had either their or someone in their household’s hours cut or pay reduced, with 21% saying this happened to them personally.

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