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Rep. Miranda pushes for transparency, workplace safety standards for House employees

Says staff health and safety critical to maintain essential services for Ohio taxpayers
July 14, 2020
Democrat Newsroom

State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today sent a letter to Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) calling for transparency and clarity on the House’s handling of coronavirus cases. Last week, House HR staff misidentified a Miranda staffer in its attempt to respond to potential coronavirus exposure among Republican staff. Democrats said that had the mistake not occurred, they would have been kept in the dark entirely.

“Ohio workers, including our staff, have a right to a safe workplace. The public have a right to safety at the legislature. No one should have to risk their lives or the lives of their families to interact with their government,” Miranda wrote.

Following the incident, the speaker reinstated work from home indefinitely for House staff.

Rep. Miranda pushes for transparency, workplace safety standards for House employees (PDF)