April 17, 2020

Front-line employees join nationwide day of action to protect all workers

We won’t back down from the fight to make employers #ProtectAllWorkers. No matter where you work or what your profession is, you have a right to be safe on the job. At the County of San Diego, that means speaking out for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hazard Pay, and other safety standards.

At our recent “speak out” event, a diverse group of County employees gave testimony about the dangerous realities of working without adequate PPE.

Follow this link to watch SEIU member Lisa Garcia speak to ABC 10 about the risks County Social Workers, like many others, are facing in the field.

Unfortunately, County Executives have dismissed comprehensive health and safety proposals, telling the public that your needs as employees are not “reasonable.”

We didn’t want to have to make this fight public, but the public has a right to know that the County is failing to adequately invest in the COVID-19 response.

Follow this link to listen to radio news coverage on KOGO 600.

Be a part of keeping this momentum going. Now is the time to join fellow County employees by posting your picture holding a sign to social media.

Make sure to tag @SEIU221 and use these hashtags:

#GetMePPE
#ProtectAllWorkers
#HazardPayNow

#TheSystemIsBroken

Share this recently released report about the lack of adequate PPE for front-line County staff with your coworkers: “On the Front Lines without Armor.”

The failure of County executives to protect employees is unacceptable. As our union President David Garcias recently told the media, “We will not stop advocating until every single front-line worker has the resources and support they need.”

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