AB 3216 is vital to ensuring an equitable COVID-19 recovery in Silicon Valley and throughout the state. This bill will provide job security to those who have been hit the hardest by the shutdown.
Hospitality workers in Silicon Valley are predominantly people of color, immigrants and women. According to a Pew Research Center study, Black and Latinx Americans are disproportionately impacted by both the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without a law like AB 3216 in place, the recovery will be inequitable for these communities. The latest Labor Department jobs report, which revealed that white workers are being hired back at twice the rate of Black workers, reflects the racial inequity of the recovery. Read more via SanJosesSpotlight