COVID19—Emailed alerts from SEIU Local 121RN

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This is how HCA treats its heroes…

This is an email that went to our members at Riverside Community, Los Robles and West Hills hospitals… Dear 121RN Members: I want to keep you updated on conversations that 121RN and other SEIU locals around the country are having …

**Hospital Update** We continue to insist that your employer do better.

Dear 121RN Members, Last week, I sent another letter to your hospital administrator, as well as a proposal on issues ranging from PPE to PTO. A few hospitals are offering one or a few of these benefits, and some are offering …

Has your congressperson heard from you about the HEROES ACT?

Dear 121RN Members: Congress has passed multiple bills in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but so far they have fallen short of providing the support we need. We still lack PPE, sufficient sick leave, and more. Call Congress *TODAY* to …

More opportunities to speak with legislators about PPE

California’s legislators need to hear directly from frontline healthcare workers about the critical lack of PPE in our hospitals. Please be a part of these upcoming conversations:   Friday, May 15th, 10:30 AM–11:30 AM Asm. Arambula (AD 31) Friday, May …

Home tonight? We have a great movie recommendation!

Dear 121RN Members, Tonight was supposed to have been the special Nurses Week screening at our Union Hall of 5B, a moving film about the SEIU Nurses behind the nation’s 1st AIDS unit. It would have been so fitting to …

Is your hospital offering to test you for COVID-19? …and other important questions!

Click here to take the 2nd survey. In our first survey sent out in March, we had very disturbing results: Only 40% of you said you had access to N95 respirators. Only 6% of you said your hospital had sufficient PPE …

3 opportunities to speak with legislators about PPE

California’s legislators need to hear directly from frontline healthcare workers about the critical lack of PPE in our hospitals. Please be a part of these upcoming conversations: Wednesday, May 6th, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Sen. Bob Hertzberg (SD 18) Friday, …

On May 6, hold a candle for our Union sister, Nurse Celia Marcos

Dear SEIU 121RN Members, Please join us for a candlelight vigil on May 6 as we honor the memory of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Charge Nurse Celia Marcos. Celia was the kind of Nurse who’d be first in line to …

Please join us for a special Spanish language *online* town hall with Congresswoman Torres

Dear 121RN Members, Congresswoman Norma Torres (CD-35, Pomona) will host a Spanish Townhall with SEIU members to hear from you on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an opportunity for you to make sure our leaders representing us …

This Nurses Week, let’s protest the lack of PPE

On April 22nd, SEIU Local 121RN Nurses and supporters at Riverside Community Hospital held a Peaceful Protest for PPE—no marching, no chanting, just some homemade, heartfelt signs. We would like to support members at your hospital to hold a similar …

Your expertise and experience matter: Take The SEIU 121RN COVID-19 SURVEY #2

Dear SEIU Local 121RN Member, We had more than 1,000 responses to the first member survey. The amazing responses and your stories helped make the case to both employers and media that safety issues in your hospitals are real and …

We urged legislators to push back against lax enforcement of safety regulations.

Dear 121RN Member— SEIU Local 121RN’s Political and Legislative Department has worked with Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel to put pressure on the California Department of Public Health as it holds our hospitals accountable for patient and staff safety. Please see the letter …

Union RNs stand up to BIG & POWERFUL HCA…and WIN!

Dear 121RN Members: As many of you know, earlier in the month we launched this petition to demand that West Hills Hospital (an HCA for-profit business) lift its suspension-without-pay of two dedicated 121RN Nurses. Their “crime”? Speaking out about lack of PPE and …

Need child care? Go Union! Introducing a partnership with SEIU Local 99 Child Care Providers

Dear 121RN Members: SEIU Local 99’s licensed family child care providers are stepping up to provide care to healthcare workers during this crisis. Click here to find out more about how you can find reliable, affordable child care near you. …

St. Joe’s RNs: PPE donation coming 4/17 from local nail salon

Dear 121RN Members— Oasis Nail Spa, a local Burbank business, is graciously donating *DIRECTLY TO YOU* 200 FDA-approved KN95 masks and two cases of gloves from their own supplies. They know that you are the heroes of the day right …

PPE DAY OF ACTION—call Congress on *MONDAY*

  Dear Member, It’s time to make some calls to Congress. You have been on the front lines of a pandemic that has put Nurses and Health Professionals at serious risk and exposure. Please join our DAY OF ACTION on Monday! …

Take a selfie video 4/15/20 for an ad about the need for PPE!

This email below was sent on April 15, 2020… SEIU will run ads that talk about the need for PPE during this pandemic—and they’re looking for videos from you! If you’d like to participate in this call for members’ voices, …

COVID-19 Updates »»» $600 more per week in Unemployment + more vital info

Dear 121RN Members: I want to make sure you’re getting all the latest information on everything you need to know about resources for RNs and Healthcare Professionals, as well as updates on what your Union is doing to support you …

We need the Governor to know about *ALL* PPE shortages you are experiencing

Dear SEIU 121RN Members, Every day, Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals are risking their lives to treat patients and fight the spread of this disease. But too many of you are unprotected and are forced to risk your lives because …