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“For all workers, the toll of COVID-19 infections and deaths is mounting and will increase even more rapidly as workers return to work without necessary safety and health protections,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote in the letter, which listed dozens of members who have died from the virus. He faulted the agency for not doing more inspections, not issuing citations and releasing only voluntary coronavirus safety guidelines. “Without government oversight and enforcement, too many employers are disregarding safety and health standards,” he wrote.

The national union that represents workers in meatpacking and food processing jobs, the United Food and Commercial Workers, says the administration should enact enforceable standards instead of guidance that requires protections like protective equipment, physical distancing, daily testing for workers and paid sick leave so workers can stop the spread of illness. And Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, echoed their concerns tweeting, "Using executive power to force people back on the job without proper protections is wrong and dangerous."

SEIU Healthcare PA is doing a fundraiser to benefit their frontline workers. They work in nursing homes and with clients/patients directly in their homes.

During this time of unprecedented crisis, we know many Union Healthcare Workers, on the Frontlines of the Pandemic, are experiencing hardships that come from being in quarantine due to COVID-19. Lack of benefit time, unexpected medical costs, and waits periods for unemployment can hugely impact a family….

The information and link below were provided by Rep. Pat Harkins:

A new COVID-19 Complaint Form has been created to provide a single point of contact for people who have complaints related to businesses that are not complying with the workers' safety order or the business closure order.

Members and staff who receive calls related to these complaints may direct callers to this webform to submit their complaints. 

In completing the form, people will be asked for:

The AFL-CIO warned Tuesday that workplaces were still far too dangerous to consider reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, even as some governors are starting to lift restrictions in order to get businesses up and running again. Richard Trumka, the federation’s president, said there was still insufficient personal protective equipment and not enough testing to make worksites safe yet. He called for stronger legal protections for those who will have to refuse dangerous work as their employers begin to call them back.

This has been a month like no other in modern American history. We are in a war against an invisible virus that has required most people to stay home to fight it. With each day of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have grown increasingly grateful for things we used to take for granted, like grocery workers, without whom we could not meet our most basic needs. Parents have a new appreciation for how complex and demanding teaching is, and for how teachers are helping their children continue learning, stay engaged and stay safe inside during this uneasy time.

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Much of the American workplace has shut down, sending millions of employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.