COVID19—Union Action

Union Action

Getting the word out to
our members and hospitals:

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Getting the word
out to the public:

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May 2020 Letter from Union to Providence hospitals

The letter below was sent to Providence St. Joseph’s and Providence Tarzana on May 15, 2020: Please provide the following information on safety, health risks, financial condition/outlook, and working conditions:  Is the hospital currently treating cases of COVID-19? How many …

5/23 and 6/2 *ONLINE* Trainings on Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard

Saturday, May 23,  2020 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. —OR— 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2,  2020 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The course is free, but registration is required. To reserve your space, email hughesk@seiunaca.org, indicate which of …

Member Leader Sydnie Boylan delivered PPE and some fun swag to Nurses yesterday at HPMC.

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May 2020 proposal from Union to all employers

The proposal below was sent to all employers of SEIU Local 121RN members on May 11, 2020, asking these employers to agree to the following: Introduction Local 121RN and the Employer (or the “Parties”) agree that a public health crisis …

May 2020 Letter from Union to all employers

The letter below was sent to all employers* of SEIU Local 121RN members on May 11, 2020: SEIU 121RN requests the following information on safety, health, current working conditions, and hospital status.   We reiterate the following information (with the exception …

Important Second Coronavirus Member Survey

Please take 5-10 minutes to share your experiences on the new survey.  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 …

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. …

U.S. Rep. Swalwell responds to 121RN President Dr. Nina Wells

This article appeared in Northern California’s Danville San Ramon Express: Swalwell tells union workers he’ll help them get through COVID-19 crisis ‘You are worthy of our gratitude and should be taken care of and shouldn’t be forgotten’ Excerpt: In response …

Thank you Los Angeles County Business Federation and @Assemblymember Ed Chau for organizing this massive donation of masks

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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, …

SEIU California demands immediate, ongoing, on-demand access to fast testing

SEIU California demands that the state ensure that… Every healthcare worker throughout our entire care system, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes,  jails, and every other care setting, must have immediate, ongoing, on-demand access to fast testing. Healthcare workers’ ongoing, universal, …

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 …

SEIU calls on Congress to enact “swift and robust government action”

“Dear Member of Congress,” starts the letter from SEIU International Union’s President, Mary Kay Henry dated April 9, 2020. The letter strongly urges Congress to address the economic and public health emergency with unprecedented mobilization of the federal government. Read …

SEIU California asks Governor to direct California’s manufacturing capacity to the production of PPEs and ventilators

SEIU California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2020 Frontline Workers Laud Gov. Newsom’s Bold Leadership and Action on Masks; Lay Out Audacious State Action Plan for PPE Needed to Save Lives from COVID-19 Sacramento, CA — Workers on the frontlines …