Labor unions have expressed concern with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) suggestion that she was open to a compromise with Senate Republicans on a corona-related relief package given Republicans' insistence that the legislation includes so-called “liability shields," The Hill reported.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would oppose legislation that does not include any such provisions. The Kentucky Republican's stance is backed by the White House and business leaders.
The House passed the a $3-trillion aid package May 15 without restrictions on potential liability protections.
“Granting corporations any kind of immunity in this moment is dangerous to both workers and customers. Regular people need legal recourse if they are exposed to dangerous situations that could make them ill,” the Hill quoted Lisa Gilbert, a vice president of legislative affairs at Public Citizen, as saying