COVID19—Emailed alerts from SEIU Local 121RN

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 …

#GetMePPE action during our shift change on Thursday!

This Thursday, April 9, 2020… TAKE ACTION AT SHIFT CHANGE! Join the national SEIU Healthcare Day of Action to demand PPE! SEIU hospital and nursing home workers across the country will stand in solidarity and call on the Trump administration to …

Tell Vice President Pence to protect all members

Dear 121RN Member, We need to tell Vice President Pence to act now to make sure healthcare workers have the supplies and tests needed to ensure the safety of all healthcare workers and patients. We need to act now to …

SEIU Local 121RN has located a boot manufacturer that switched to mask manufacturing.

SEIU Local 121RN has located a boot manufacturer that switched to mask manufacturing. They’re offering *FREE* masks for healthcare workers. The company states: “We’ve begun working with one of our factory partners to manufacture HK-19 polypropylene masks instead of Thursday …

DCA waives license renewals

Dear 121RN Members, SEIU Local 121RN, along with our State Council, has been strongly lobbying to ensure that any RN whose license has or will expire over the next several months will receive a waiver. This is so critical, as …

We pushed. HCA listened. Here’s some good news about sick pay and more…

Dear 121RN Members: As you know, for nearly two months now your Union has sent your hospital a steady stream of information requests, demands to bargain and strong recommendations for responsible policies during this pandemic. Many of you have also …

Tell VP Pence To Protect All Workers

Dear 121RN Member, We need to tell Vice President Pence to act now to make sure healthcare workers have the supplies and tests needed to ensure the safety of all healthcare workers and patients. We need to act now to …

Lunch on Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-Burbank)

Great News! In appreciation of all your hard work during this crisis, Senator Anthony Portantino (D-Burbank) has partnered with our political department to deliver lunch to all the 121RN Nurses at your hospital. The food will arrive tomorrow, Thursday 4/2 …

Sign the petition: your hospital said, “no thanks” to N95 masks

Dear 121RN Member, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that SEIU has identified PPE suppliers of N95 masks that are approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Some hospitals …

PPE Delivery Letter To Northridge Nurses

Dear SEIU Local 121RN Member, John Lee, the Los Angeles City Councilmember representing Northridge, worked with our 121RN Political Department to secure and deliver 200 masks to Northridge Hospital. The delivery is expected to arrive today or tomorrow. The Councilmember …

Letter from our Executive Director: “I want to make sure you know we’re here for you.”

Dear 121RN Members, Over the course of the last few weeks, we have received numerous calls and messages from concerned members like you regarding the situation you’re all facing as frontline healthcare workers and the lack of sufficient Personal Protective …

Protect All Workers Petition

Dear FirstName or ‘121RN Member, Addressing this pandemic is going to take a much more massive national effort than what we’ve seen so far. We need to make sure that the wealthiest corporations and all our elected leaders take immediate and direct action …

COVID-19 Demand to bargain

  Dear SEIU Local 121RN Member, Around the world, people are singing the praises of Nurses, like you, who have stepped up to fight back against the COVID-19 pandemic in spite of the vulnerability you face as frontline healthcare workers. …

Homeless Shelters Need Nurse Support

Dear 121RN Members, The City of Los Angeles is beginning to open shelters at local Parks and Recreation facilities for our unhoused population who have been identified as vulnerable to COVID-19—but are asymptomatic. The city needs (10) volunteer registered Nurses …

Follow-up e-mail from our Executive Director

Dear 121RN Members, This is a follow-up to an email I sent you early last month about the request for information we sent to your employers. We asked them to provide details on concrete steps and protocols to prevent the …

Coronavirus info request

Dear 121RN Members: Because we have concerns that our worksites are not following safety protocols, we have sent a request for information to your employers, demanding a response no later than February 20, 2020. Among other things, we demand to …

Our request for information in light of Coronavirus outbreak

Dear Labor Partners/Employer Representatives, Please see information request, below, in relation to the coronavirus situation.  We are doing our part to ensure that the hospitals and members we represent can be prepared to identify and care for any patients or …