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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ... (More)
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Another Way to Help Our Local Low Wage Workers
Uploaded: Mar 17, 2020
Yesterday I posted on Facebook that Nancy and I were asking the people who help us in our home (like cleaners) to stay home and we would cover their full pay until it was safe for them to move about. It is a small gesture but one that all of us who are able can do for the people who help us in our homes.
The post got a large response from Palo Altans and friends across the state who are doing the same thing.
The heavy lifting will need to come from sick leave, unemployment benefit and other assistance from the federal government, which hopefully might actually happen.
But helping the people who serve us in our home is one thing we can do and join with people here and around the country in showing that we can come together in a crisis and all that can chip in to help others.